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Me and a friend decided to put a home theatre room in my basement for all of the equipment we bought, but didn't have a place for. This has been planned for well over a year but we never got around to it until now.


We started this about two weeks ago, and I didn't think to get any pics of when we were putting up the studs and such, but I finally got around to getting pics of everything after all of the drywalling was done.


Equipment is as follows:


Sony Grand Wega XBR800

Sony DA4ES

Klipsch RF-5 mains

Klipsch RC-7 center

Klipsch RS-3 surrounds

SVS 20-39 PC+ subwoofer


The room is about 20' x 11' or so. About perfect for a small home theatre room.

http://home.comcast.net/~chthon/basement01.JPG
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Will update as we start priming/painting and putting the trim in (next week). Keep in mind we've never drywalled before, so if it doesn't look so great, you know why


There will be trim/molding around every corner/edge imagineable.


EDIT 10/03:

http://home.comcast.net/~chthon/basement201.JPG
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Got the primer/first coat of paint up. Yeah, our mud job is absolutely ****ing horrid. Probalby because we've never drywalled before.
 

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UPDATE 10/19:


We've been slacking a bit, but we finally got most of the trim/moulding up. A lot of nail holes/gaps still have to be sealed, and a lot of repainting/touching up needs to be done, but by the end of the week we should be ready to throw some carpet in.

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See those two giant holes above the speaker stand mounted on the wall (which won't be seen at all btw)? Yeah, my idiot friend decided it was a good idea to go ahead and start putting it up without asking me if he could put some gigantic holes in the freshly painted wall first. Probably just gonna leave them there since I'm getting lazy as **** and more than a bit frusturated with how long everything's been taking.


For those wanting to criticize or whatever, keep in mind we've never done any of this stuff before (besides paint of course).
 

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Looks great- nice trim detail work. Look forward to more pictures as the room completes and the equipment and furniture round out the room.
 

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Thanks for the.. one reply !


I appreciate it, really :p Although I feel that if I'm not spending an insane amount of money on stuff or if It's not a "real" theatre (read: rptv instead of a projector) I'm not gonna get any replies.. :(


Im only 19 sot his is obviously my first time doing all of this stuff..


Look foreward to more replies..


Oh and we're ordering the carept today :)
 

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Nice work so far! I like the trim work. I may look into that for my soffits as well. Although I have been toughing my way through this stuff for almost a year now! Keep the pictures coming.... :)


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Looking good. I'm impressed by the speed of your construction. Two weeks!
 

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Steel,

Nice job and thanks for taking the time to post the pics.


19 yrs old? Not too bad. When I was 19 I wished I could have had a theater so I'd say you are ahead of the game.


Best regards...


Don
 

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Hey Steel,


Nice job!!! I can totally relate to the sheetrocking experience, but have taken Art's approach when he told me in another thread;


"With drywall one things is true, you can make it almost perfect with time."


Problem is...I have been trying to make it perfect for about almost 3 (yes THREE) months. It's a patience thing (which I lack) but am finishing it up this week. Your theater is coming along nicely and looks great!


-Jason
 

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Steel-

I think you're doing an awesome job!

I didn't even have my own home when I was 19.

Just curious, what do your parents and inlaws think?

Keep up the great work and keep the pics comin'! -j
 

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Stay with it. Yeah, it can be frustrating - even when you've done it before. You'll end up with a very nice room and the satisfaction that you did it yourself.
 

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...It's not a "real" theatre (read: rptv instead of a projector)...
Nice "TV" room you've got there ;)
 

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Nice work! When I was 19, I was a college kid with NO money and a 13" TV. Take care of the room and acoustics first and if you want a projector, you can always buy one later...they're getting cheaper all the time.
 

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Yep, what others have said. I am at a similar point as you - however it took 10 months to get here! You bas**** ;) 2weeks would have been real nice, not to mention better on for the wife.


Mind you in my defence I did the rest of the basement and like you had not done anything like this before either.


About the trim - which does look really nice - What gave you that idea? I think it looks tight, you and your mate should be real proud and deserve a couple of cold beers... ummm ;)


Good luck with the carpet.


Be proud, and enjoi!
 

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Steel, I'm actually glad to see someone post pictures of a room that isn't "perfect". I think your theater looks great. I have been working on mine for three years (as of Nov. 21). I have been mudding and sanding for almost a year. Granted, I am doing three coats (not just joints...every square inch of drywall), but I know what you mean about frustration. Not to take anything away from those that can hire professionals to contract for them, or those that have experience doing this kind of work, but I take great pride when I complete any step that DOESN'T look like crap. My theater is a very modest 14'8"x16', so we are in the same ballpark size-wise. Keep going, you're going to love your theater when it's done. If anyone who comments on things that aren't perfect, ask them how long it took for them to build theirs.


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Absolutely awesome! Congrats on a great job.

p.s. - love the trim work around the air return!!!
 

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Pretty DANG nice! Looks quite close to the dimensions my in-the-planning-stages HT is going to be. Well done.
 

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Looks great! I like the trim job, very impressive.
 

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Wow. Those are some comfy looking seats. I'd be snoring within less than a minute. Very nice setup. Enjoy.


Joe
 
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