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post #1 of 83 Old 02-23-09, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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Drake's Theater Build

The building of my home theater!!!!!!!!!!!!
My life long dream is coming true.

Building the wall between the dinning room and the home theater.


Completed wall between the dinning room and the home theater.


One of our pictures for the home theater and our popcorn maker. You can't have a HT without the popcorn maker.


Building the front stage area and a view of the neighbors house.


My buddy Robert using his height to his advantage.


The top and bottom front stage frames completed.


Me holding the frame.


Robert screwing the frames together.


These wood frames will be stained and the center will be covered in fabric to match the walls.<br />




Time to eat homemade pizza!!


The Epson 6100 in his new home.


A font shot of the new toy.


A cool view of the POWER TOOLS. Half the fun of construction is the POWER TOOLS.


Picture of the sheet with the screen samples. A Carada 114 inch 1:78 to 1 screen is on order. Let the fun begin.
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Forget the build... I want some of that pizza...

So what's the size going to be and what all equipment are you going to have in there?
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Building the equipment closet












Drywall fun.



The almost finished closet. Just need to put in the gear.
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Forget the build... I want some of that pizza...
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Home theater equipment and furniture

Projector = Epson 6100
Screen = Carada BW 114 inch on order
Receiver = Onkyo 805
Sub Amp = Parts Express 1000 watt
Blu-ray = Sony PS3
CD/DVD = Yamaha DVD A and SACD compatible
Speakers = Magnepan MC1's and MMGW's
Sub = 12" GR Research will be replace with a quality 18" soon
Seats = Berkline row of 4 on order
Remote = Harmony
Popcorn Machine = Costco black full size
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Work completed this weekend. Routed the panels, built the sofit frames and built the screen wall.

Routing the panels


Completed panels waiting for sanding and stain.


My buddy Wayne working on the sofit frames.


Screen wall waiting for black fabric which just arrived at the fabric store, so it will be black soon.
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Looking good. Make sure all of those solid-sided soffits are filled with insulation to keep them from resonating.

Keep the pics coming.

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THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for the tip! I was going to attach .5 inch sound board to the sofit. Do you think that will be enough to keep them from resonating? This board is great! I posted this on AVS and in one week one user commented and over here it has been 10 hrs and two have commented. Thanks guys.

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Unfortunately not. The cavity in the soffit will just act like a drum but be tuned lower due to the extra mass. You'll still need to damp the cavity.

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Thanks! I was going to put lights in the softit but I am wondering now if I should use rope lights instead and fill the sofit with something. What do you suggest filling the sofit with? Something that I could lay rope lights on top of.

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There's no problem having a little 'tray' on the front of the soffiting to hold the rope lighting - that's done all the time to very nice effect. It's the 'hollow box' part like you're showing where the PJ is that I'm concerned about.

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