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Robins Theater Remodel Complete!

So I have been meaning to post on here for sometime, pretty much when I started this project, but now it is pretty much complete. I am posting all the pictures I could find, but man I thought i took more pictures on the way.We built a new house, and there was a space in the house for the theater, but for reasons I don't really care to explain, it couldn't be worked on while the house was being built. Which was fine, we started after the house was finished.Here is the empty lot:Now here is where things really start moving. The picture from the slab was from August 28th, to the third picture in this series is Sep 13th.
Then, Tada - House done:
Taking the Carpet up out of the theater room:
Then We insulated the walls, and put up vinyl barrier. Actually put up 2 layers of vinyl barrier.
I seem to be missing pictures from here on Because we did put another layer of drywall on top of the vinyl barrier, then it goes to this:
Then in goes the woodwork:
And Pretty Much Theater Completion, I have some Movie Poster Sound Panels going on the walls, that aren't finished yet though:


Finished Images After Remodel:





























 

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very impressive build, I really like the woodwork in your theater, what kind of wood was used?


you did a really great job
 

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Very nice theater. I like the post & beam woodwork, really love the rag wall finish and color.


Can you give us some specifics on your room size, equipment, etc.?


Dale
 

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Well, most of the wood is Cherry Veneer . The beams are real cherry though.


The room size is just over 13' wide, by just over 22' deep.


Equipment is:


JVC DLA-X3

Integra 40.2 Amp

HTPC & Server

8 Genelec 1029A Speakers (2 of them for center)

2 VTF-3 MK3 HSU Subwoofers

Control 4 HC-300 With Light Control

Cheap Screen (133" dragonfly) - Will replace sometime in the future


Everything is rackmounted in a Closet on the other side of the house.
 

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Great job! Are those Berkline 13175s?
 

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They sure are... and we love them!!
 

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Well, if we use the number of posts required to complete a build, I think we have a winner! Start to finish in one post.


It looks great! As always, I'm envious. Now that it's in the first stage of finished, do you use it as much as you thought you would? I'm always curious about how much the theaters on this site get used once all the dust clears.
 

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Its been done for about a week now, and so far we have used it at least once a day... I do wonder if it will wear off and we will only be using it once a week, or once a month... I hope that doesn't happen...
 

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Start to finish in one post?!?!



That's not fair! Where would this forum be if everyone did that?!


I think maybe you should be Loganed just to discourage other future HT builders/troublemakers.



Nice job.
 

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I love how it turned out. I like the dark wood. I am also going to use dark wood in my basement and home theater.

Someday I hope to post a message that will say my theater is finished.
 

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You know, everytime we did something, I was thinking i really need to start that post on avsforums, and never did. It still took us 8 months to finish from when we started. Boy am I glad its over though, time to enjoy it...
 

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Okay, so it has been awhile since I posted. I figured I would post my absolute finished theater.


I have since added some Acoustical Panels - I built these myself, following another Do it Yourself Thread on the Forum. I had the person who did my woodwork building the frames for them. They work great! Here's a link for the DYI

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=20815913#post20815913


Also had a Air Conditioning unit added to the back, because it was getting hot in there when you got 7 bodies watching a movie. It is a super silent one, can't even hear its on....














Any questions, comments..... I'm All Ears!!! This was pretty much a 100% do it yourself project, except for the finished woodwork....
 

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what kind of a/c unit did you use in your HT? make/model of the unit? does it do a good job cooling the space? thanks and very nice job on the theater.


So since you've been done for a few months now, have you been using the space more or less now compared to when you just finished it?
 

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It is a fujitsu. Dont know the exact model offhand right now. It cools my space perfectly, and really fast. It can be 80 in the room and turn it on and it will have the room cooled to 72 in 20 minutes. It was quite the job installing it. It still has an outdoor unit, and my theater is on the second floor, so we had to get the ac line through the walls to downstairs. It's a nice unit, very efficient. It's seer rating I believe is 23. Just glad my brother is an electrician, and he knew a ac person.


We use the theater way more then I ever thought we would. We are really racking up the hours on the jvc projectors lamp, but I see that as a good thing. We use it at least 5 days out of 7. My family uses it probably 2 of those days :)......
 

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I suggest you change your art lighting, or the art frames. You have an impressive room, but you are not actually lighting the face of the poster art... just lighting the top of the frame.


Or is this effect maximized by the way the photos were taken?


The room *does* look great.


How do you control your system? What type of automation or remote?


-Mike
 

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I am using control 4 to control everything. I would say the lighting is maximized from the pictures. When we are watching something those puck lights are only on to about 15%, and the posters really look cool in my opinion... Thanks for all the nice comments...
 

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Great looking theater. Really like the whole room from the wood beams, to the acoustic posters...


Excellent work!
 
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