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chillinintheoc 11-07-2006 09:43 PM

Construction has started in our Home Theater Project. I'm building a dedicated theater in the Bonus Room.
We moved into this house in July 6th of 2006, and I have reading the forum and planning this Home Theater for years. but I have never had a room big enough to put a Home Theater in. and now I do, it is 28X20 room.
I would like to thank everyone on AVS forum who have posted and/or answered my questions on designing my HT.as you will see in my build I have used a lot of ideas from other AVS membersand changed it around a little bit.


Home Theater Specs: 28X20 Front Projection Home Theater with a built in Pioneer Elite 60 rear projection TV for the every day TV in the stage.
And then a 115 Seymour AV Electronic roll up Audio Transparent Screen. And that Seymour AV Screen will roll down in front of the Pioneer when we watch Movies.
The acoustical treatment will consist of the standard 1 linacoustic/batting covered with GOM black at the bottom and for the top I have found a really nice looking fabric. On top of the Fabric I will have Base board, Chair Rail and Crown molding.

Other Specs:

Audio: 7.1 System (M&K Sound)
Subwoofer: (M&K Sound- insane PRO 51600) TWO 12 that will knock your socks off.
Receiver: (Denon 2807)
Projector: Mitsubishi (Mitsubishi HC3000)
TV: Pioneer (Elite 60)
Screen: (115 Seymour AV Electronic roll up Audio Transparent Screen)
Seating: TBD 2 or 3 rows
Seating: (Butt Kickers 1000W Amp with 2 LFE)
DVD Player: (TBD HD)
TIVO: HD Tivo


This is some what of the room layoutThe pool table will be gone. And I think I will have 4 seats in the 1st and 3 in the 2nd and 3 in the 3rd row.

I will post more photos

Any feed back?

Thanks
Chillinintheoc

Layout:


Stage:

















LoudandClear 11-08-2006 05:25 AM

Pretty cool stage design. I haven't seen the idea of cutting many slices into the 2X boards to make a curve like that.

Did you anchor it to the floor somehow? I didn't see any screw holes. Also I was wondering if you put some kind of absorbent material inside the stage cavities to cut down on resonance?

Lookin good.
Mike

HeyNow^ 11-08-2006 05:43 AM

I like it. What are the notches in each side of the stage for?

BIGmouthinDC 11-08-2006 06:05 AM

Great work. I'm envious of the wood you were able to get for the stage. Looks like Fir or gasp! Redwood. Reminds me of the years I sent in SF. Getting Fir that was straight and stayed straight was a pleasure that I didn't appreciate until I moved to the nations capital and have to put up with this yellow southern pine crap they sell here.

I read of your plans to go with the Sandmans SMX roll down screen and wondered looking at your design that it doesn't look like the speakers will be behind the screen so the question is why bother with SMX AT material?

By the way I have a roll of SMX sitting in my office for the day I can start my HT2.0. But first gotta finish 1.0

chillinintheoc 11-08-2006 06:43 AM

Hey Mike,
I did anchor the top to mach the stage...I don't have any pick of all the material I put inside the stage.....but I did....But I didn't put any sand because this room is upstairs...and I put the roofing paper under and in be tween the plywood.

Quote:
Originally Posted by madtexan View Post

Pretty cool stage design. I haven't seen the idea of cutting many slices into the 2X boards to make a curve like that.

Did you anchor it to the floor somehow? I didn't see any screw holes. Also I was wondering if you put some kind of absorbent material inside the stage cavities to cut down on resonance?

Lookin good.
Mike


chillinintheoc 11-08-2006 06:47 AM

All the notches are so I could bend the 2x8 to get the arch

Quote:
Originally Posted by HeyNow^ View Post

I like it. What are the notches in each side of the stage for?


chillinintheoc 11-08-2006 06:53 AM

Hey Big,
I'm not sure what kind of Plywood that is....but it's not bad.
You will see in my pic below that the SMX screen will cover the center speaker.

Big.....by the way thank you for telling me how to post the photos..



Quote:
Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

Great work. I'm envious of the wood you were able to get for the stage. Looks like Fir or gasp! Redwood. Reminds me of the years I sent in SF. Getting Fir that was straight and stayed straight was a pleasure that I didn't appreciate until I moved to the nations capital and have to put up with this yellow southern pine crap they sell here.

I read of your plans to go with the Sandmans SMX roll down screen and wondered looking at your design that it doesn't look like the speakers will be behind the screen so the question is why bother with SMX AT material?

By the way I have a roll of SMX sitting in my office for the day I can start my HT2.0. But first gotta finish 1.0


BritInVA 11-08-2006 07:11 AM

OK I get it now.....at first was thinking - why such big stage with such small screen (blue tape) but now I undertstand the use of the RPTV for use when shooting pool, and then down comes the SMX for Front Projection and movies.

Great idea!

Live the way its coming along.

Cheers,
Mark

HeyNow^ 11-08-2006 08:21 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by chillinintheoc View Post

All the notches are so I could bend the 2x8 to get the arch


Sorry I wasn't clear. I meant on the stage itself on each side near the floor you have notches that look like 8 inch square on each side of the platform.

chillinintheoc 11-08-2006 08:36 AM

Hmmm...Not Sure I saw someone else stage built the same way so I just copy theres.

Quote:
Originally Posted by HeyNow^ View Post

Sorry I wasn't clear. I meant on the stage itself on each side near the floor you have notches that look like 8 inch square on each side of the platform.


chillinintheoc 11-08-2006 08:44 AM

More stage photos


















BIGmouthinDC 11-08-2006 09:14 AM

As the son of a father who started bulding a canoe in the basement that was actually too big to fit up the stairs . It was a lucky day when I said something in time and we moved to the garage.

How do you access the RP for repairs? or replacement?

Cathan 11-08-2006 09:53 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

As the son of a father who started bulding a canoe in the basement that was actually too big to fit up the stairs . It was a lucky day when I said something in time and we moved to the garage.

How do you access the RP for repairs? or replacement?

I'm thinking break through the drywall from the room next door. That might be easier than taking the stage/screen apart and reassembling.

Brad Horstkotte 11-08-2006 10:06 AM

Stage setup is looking great!

One thing came to mind when looking at the plan, assuming its to scale - the first row looks to be about 1x screen width (9' for a 110" screen) - are you sure you want to go that close? If you've thought about it, and do, cool, just in case you haven't considered it.

chillinintheoc 11-08-2006 10:20 AM

Nope...no breaking through the drywall.
On these two MDF panels I have these holding them on. So they can be taken off easy.
HEAVY DUTY GRILL GUIDES


Panels




Quote:
Originally Posted by Cathan View Post

I'm thinking break through the drywall from the room next door. That might be easier than taking the stage/screen apart and reassembling.


chillinintheoc 11-08-2006 10:27 AM

Hey Brad,
That layout is not to scale.
And just keep in mind..that pool table will be out of the room and the seats will be push back.

By the way I took a look at your HT......It's looking good

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brad Horstkotte View Post

Stage setup is looking great!

One thing came to mind when looking at the plan, assuming its to scale - the first row looks to be about 1x screen width (9' for a 110" screen) - are you sure you want to go that close? If you've thought about it, and do, cool, just in case you haven't considered it.


WaynesNside 11-08-2006 11:27 AM

Looking real good so far.

jandawil 11-08-2006 01:17 PM

Looking great so far!! I work down here in the OC as well in Lake Forest. It's rare to see a HT of that size in HB. Should be a great room when it's all said and done. I look forward to seeing your continued progress.

chillinintheoc 11-09-2006 11:24 AM

Hey Guy's,
I got a bathroom ceiling fan for my equip closet and I have a Receiver that has AC out puts on it. Can I just hook the fan up to the out puts? So when I turn the receiver on the fan will come on? Or do I need to run a Thermostat?

chillinintheoc 11-09-2006 01:52 PM

All most done putting in all of the furring strips.....and soon I can put up the 1 linacoustic and batting...The furring strips are 1" MDF.










chillinintheoc 11-09-2006 02:09 PM

Take a look.
This will be my equip closet.
The before photo you can see that the door is on the outside of the frame. And I wanted to cover the door with the same fabric as the wall's and I wanted to have the chair rail continue across the door. But I wanted to make it look there was no door on that wall...so what I decided to do is...make two doors one on the top for the equip and the one on the bottom would be for the DVD's.
And I will inset the doors in the frame...so then that way it is all nice and flat and the chair rail will split up the two doors.

Before







Halfway





Brad Horstkotte 11-09-2006 02:09 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by chillinintheoc View Post

Hey Brad,
That layout is not to scale.
And just keep in mind..that pool table will be out of the room and the seats will be push back.

By the way I took a look at your HT......It's looking good

Oh cool, I didn't read enough into your comment about the pool table. Thanks re: my HT - pity all I have for my efforts so far is a SketchUp model. I live in the general area, so I'll be tracking your thread and awaiting your grand opening!

R_Willis 11-09-2006 09:00 PM

Looking really good!

Any plans for dealing with the light (windows) during the daytime?

chillinintheoc 11-09-2006 09:13 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by R_Willis View Post

Looking really good!

Any plans for dealing with the light (windows) during the daytime?

I'm going to make some really nice dark fabric drapes for the windows...And then you will see no light.

R_Willis 11-10-2006 09:56 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by chillinintheoc View Post

I'm going to make some really nice dark fabric drapes for the windows...And then you will see no light.

Cool.

Light is harder to control then one would think. I have two normal size windows in my theater. I used Gila Black Window Film (room darkening) on the outside of the window, normal 2" plantation window blinds (same as in the entire house) and then some nice black velvet drapes for mine.

Can't even tell whether it's 1pm or 1am when in there.

chillinintheoc 12-01-2006 03:41 PM

Hey Guy's,
Take a look....I have got alot done in the HT room.














chillinintheoc 12-01-2006 03:41 PM








BritInVA 12-01-2006 03:57 PM

You sure have made some great progress.....looking good.

Cheers,
Mark

Brad Horstkotte 12-01-2006 04:10 PM

Looks great chillin, I like your fabric choice, and the flush av cabinet I think is going to look excellent too, I'm planning on doing something similar. Looks like you're getting really close, exciting times!

mbgonzomd 12-01-2006 04:22 PM

Alright, give it up. What is the fabric style and brand. I want it in my theater.


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