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I finally started, i ordered the wood and found proofing materials a couple weeks ago.


It will be a open concept theater similar to MR.Bigs, I would like to just have a dedicated room but my basement layout would just not allow for that or least not allow for it in way i would be happy with. So there will be added expence with sound proofing, the walls in the theater area will be two inches off the foundation wall and decoupled, the ceiling in the bar area and the theater area will be done as follows also will be doing two layers of 5/8 drywall and GG between each joist, this will hopeful eliminate foot fall noise from upstairs and all keep the sound of the booming theater from traveling upstairs.... hopefully




i did this drawing in Visio a while ago so some has changed with my plans

mainly the bar area has changed i will be a a doing L-Shaped bar the will also have the equipment rack next to it...more to come on that.





pics of the basement before the fun began

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The sound proofing supplies and wood arrived







3 hours to carry all that wood from the drive way to the basement by myself was not fun
 

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And the framing has begun, all of this is being done me and only me , this is my first basement build so i have asked lots of ?'s.. so first off i would like to thank you to Mr. Big for visiting a couple months and going over my plan and pointing me in the right direction.


this will be the theater area





here will be the bar area don't mind the pug






here i still have a lot of framing to do, have to finish the game room and the bathroom

 

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Off to a good start. Keep the pictures coming. I forgot what your plans are for the walls. I know clips and channel on the ceiling.


will keep the pics coming next weekend hoping to finish the game room and the bathroom framing, then sill start the electrical the main electrical panel is in the front part of the garage so i will be adding a subpanel for the basement much easier to run one main cable instead of several new cables all the way to the main panel, also need to move some plumbing pipes around in the bar area and the list is growing.... correction will be doing the drywall under the sub floors first then electrical...


we mainly have hardwood above the basement so the 2 extra layers of drywall should do the trick
 

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What have you finally decided on the wall construction soundproofing design?

when i spoke to Ted he suggested that since they are up against foundation walls and two inches off that they will be ok?.... they will also have two layers of the 5/8 with green glue
 

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made some more progress today got most of the framing done,




cut out part of the in the stair well to open up some, not exactly great for sound isolation but have to make some comprises for esthetics.





looking from the bar area to the bathroom and game room

the builder did not make finish the basement easy could not frame the back wall of the bathroom because i will have to move the shower drain and maybe the sink drain... so looking forward to cutting up the concrete.


the lumber pile is getting smaller and smaller






the bar area tomorrow will be relocating the water supply lines that the builder roughed in for the wet bar.
 

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got the bar framed today





Another view of the bar from the game room





framed around the steal beam in the game room




ran the drain pipe for the sink still need to move over the water pipes





still need to frame ceiling in the bathroom and around duct work





will be ordering the first load of drywall this week to start applying the two layers of drywall between at the joist in the theater area and the bar area

then electrical
 

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was thinking about putting the equipment rack/cabinet where the bar meets the wall but not 100% sold on that idea any thoughts??

 

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It's a little too late but I would have left out the bar framing and drywalled the room, then build your bar inside the room, Gives you more flexibility to modify etc down the line. Also easier to throw up the drywall.

dang didn't think about that
oh well if that is the biggest mistake I make I will live , I guess since I saw that Mario framed his first before drywall I thought it would be ok also it made it easier to figure where to move the pipes...
 

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Well first load of drywall has been delivered time to start the drywall between joist... Pics to come soon
 

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got most the drywall between the joist done this weekend, was slow going at first... two layers of 5/8 drywall with Green Glue between each layer...


i always asked myself why do the guys with the bigger budgets pay to have drywall put up, i always thought to myself damn they good do some more cool things if they did it all them selfs ...NOW i know why some outsource certain parts of there builds!!




thinking i am going to box in the HVAC runs there is no way i can lower them enough and to put drywall up against the subfloor.... so thinking i will box them in with mdf... any ideas??





Took a little break to day dream... this would be if i did a 110' screen to me it looks a little small? 115" will be perfect i think.... front row of seats will be 9 or 10 feet from the screen..

 

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If you are going with one of the projectors with memory zoom you may want to go with a 2.35:1 screen, keep the same height as you were planning just go wider.

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2.35:1 would be awesome since you've got good room width.
 

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i am undecided on which projector will either be the panny 7000 or the new JVC


i looked up the size of a 110" 2:35 screen yesterday but i think they gave the wrong measurements because when i look at the pic i thought it looks like 16:9 format... but yes i will be going with either a 115 or 120 inch 2:35 screen.
 

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copied from Brit's thread:


NOVA home theater builders, meet and greet


From BritinVa, lets keep to this week, Thurs 10th @ 7pm at


Lost Rhino Brewery


21730 Red Rum Dr # 142, Ashburn, VA 20147


Will make sure next time will cater for CJ.


Pass on to any NoVA builders
 

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copied from Brit's thread:


NOVA home theater builders, meet and greet


From BritinVa, lets keep to this week, Thurs 10th @ 7pm at


Lost Rhino Brewery


21730 Red Rum Dr # 142, Ashburn, VA 20147


Will make sure next time will cater for CJ.


Pass on to any NoVA builders

how often do these meet and greets happen.... i work in maryland usually pretty late but will try to make it...
 
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