Originally Posted by Tedd
BTW, you'll see all kinds of beautiful looking rooms, that an experienced knowledgeable eye will tell you, the video and often the audio are seriously
compromised. But there might be a whole slew of reasons for going in that direction. Laziness, too expensive to worry about correcting, an inability to
do something cost effectively, a lack of knowledge, too much well meaning advice and not enough professional level advice, a wife, a window that you
want kept... Sometimes dialled in advice, is all about just needing to get a read on what's important, what's not. You can host an equipment rack in that
closet, and a door elsewhere with relative ease. Relative ease meaning maybe a longer piece of electrical wire from one box to another, or some new studs
added. Might be $200 labor-wise for someone, while for myself, it is but $15-20 worth of materials and the time to do it. So the ability to DIY, can also shift
Sometimes good enough is just that, but maybe the framers are going to have some good news for you, and any stress is simply wasted effort. I'm actually rooting
for you because if that corner goes with ease, or even with a bit of effort, that could be a substantial room. There's so much going for you with your reasonable
demands, that either room orientation could work. But why I like the window wall for the screen better is mostly about layout and circulation space outside the theater.
Instead of a big opening, that would be a nice long section of wall.
You can host an equipment rack in that closet, and a door elsewhere with relative ease. Relative ease meaning maybe a longer piece of electrical wire from one box to
another, or some new studs added. Might be $200 labor-wise for someone, while for myself, it is but $15-20 worth of materials and the time to do it. That sort of thing can
skew advice, in a good direction, or the wrong direction.
Thank you but I would like to pivot the topic towards the frame design that I put forth to get input on whether I could still do as I proposed and am interested in hearing thoughts on that. It would be helpful to table the closet discussion for now. I have reposted below what I really need help on and would appreciate if we can help with this.
Folks - basement construction starts on May 30th. I have done a lot of reading on this thread and other threads and this is what I am planning. Would love to hear your thoughts.
Since the framers are already going to be on-site I am planning to outsource the construction of a fixed frame. On top of this, I am thinking that I can mount the silver ticket AT screen and the four surrounding panels.
The first picture in the attached shows the fixed frame that I am planning to have the framers construct. The 118 inches that you see is the 1x6 board I want to anchor on top of the studs on the top and bottom. On top of this I will mount the silver ticket 135 inch diagonal screen.
If you notice the side view the combined width of the 1x6 above plus the width of the silver ticket screen of 1.25 inches results in a 2.25 inches depth. This 2.25 inches depth will need to be covered by panels on left, right, top and bottom. I am not sure if I will get a ready made board of this size. I believe standard sizes are about 2 inches. So I will have a 0.25 inch where the screen will be protruding. I would ideally want a flush surface. Are there other options to minimize the protrusion (or) do you think when I wrap the black cloth around the panels, the 0.25 inches will be covered?
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