I'm glad I have been watching this thread for years. You guys are a rock-solid group and I have learned everything from this forum about soundproofing and theater design.I have enjoyed and been inspired ever since I saw a Magnolia room in a Best Buy. I never have the time to actually share, ask questions ( take up your time) and get a bit excited every time I see a new build here on the forums. I decided to create an account and start my own build to see how it goes. So far I'm running into a few issues. I have tried to take as many pictures as I can and account for all the downfalls of not having enough room, time, and knowledge. I'm falling short.. way short. I'm pretty good with a hammer and have a good woodshop to accomplish just about anything. I think one of my biggest problems is going to be time and cost. Leading an IT company and 3 girls (11,12,13) around the city can be taxing, yet still fun, but time and a thrifty mindset seem to be a problem. So I'll give you my scenario and a few issues I'm running into and will be very blessed when AVS rockstars respond.
I'm building the Timeless Bonkers Theater room and a Game room for the kids ( me too
I love the idea of soundproofing! I didn't realize until now, just how much I could invest to accomplish it!
2x4 Walls (16 inch O. C.)
Double 5/8 Drywall
Alot of MDF to build just boxes, Hvac traps, soffits
Basement 8 FT Height
A rough estimate of 978 SQ FT of Drywall to install
Here was my plan for Sound Proofing.
RSIC-1 Clips, Hat Channel, 5/8 Drywall, Green Glue, 5/8 Drywall
I ran the calculations for that amount of Sq. Ft. and I'm coming up and so is an online calculator for the clips to 360 Clips and 857 linear feet of hat channel. Does this seem correct? If that's what I have to pay, I guess I'll just have to eat it
Just wanted to get a few other thoughts on the issue at hand.
Things I'm going to do.
Green Glue everything
Acoustic seal all joints.
I attached a few pictures. The one with the ping pong table will be where the theater room is.