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The Stonewater Cinema Build Thread AVS Home Theater

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The design reminds me of a stellar theater officially unveiled last September.

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But when Dusty Bigham (Bigham16) sent me some photos of his home theater in Lewisville, TX, I saw another side of the hobby, one that closely parallels the ...

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Our current house has a home theater which was small but unforgettable......"the eagles nest".

Andrew Schutsky's humble basement hangout is proof that a top-notch home theater does not have to cost a fortune to build.

THE BEAST, UNLEASHED: COMPLETED PHOTOS (March 2018):

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Like most DIY home theaters, this was a labor of love for its owner, who built almost everything himself, including the subs and screen.

Besides the two adorable children standing in front of your screen giving a sense of size to your theater, my favorite part of that picture is the dog ...

ddigler's theater, "making of" starting HERE, renders HERE.

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THE BEAST, UNLEASHED: COMPLETED PHOTOS (March 2018):

I had emptied out about 95% of the room during the course of the week and Kevin helped me move the last handful of items that were best moved with two ...

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KYD's acoustical engineers modeled and simulated the room's acoustic performance during the design phase, and when the construction got to a certain point, ...

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And let there be sound.

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... lobby showing a number of Art Deco design themes I will be translating to my theater: backlit glass with metalwork in front and tiered edge details: ...

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... finish the room. we just wanted it done enough to get the door sealed and hung properly. when it's time we will pull the door and finish it at the shop.

THE BEAST, UNLEASHED: COMPLETED PHOTOS (March 2018):

Under regular lighting, the screen looks completely normal.

Dizzy49's office, "making of" starting HERE, renders starting HERE.

REAR:

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Is it another AVS build? 450

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I still have some staining and a little trim work left, but the room is getting very close to completion!

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Really, REALLY nice work throughout the thread. The nursery is beautiful, coffered ceiling is gorgeous, and the theatre is coming along nicely.

I had it temporarily hooked up to the side can lights about a month ago (as shown above) but it's been running the black lights in the ceiling ever since ...

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(All the panels are in the right position, but some are sitting 6" lower then they will be finally once on the walls)

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Before construction of the house could begin, a huge retaining wall had to be built. The footing was four feet wide and two feet deep, and it required ...

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We couldn't go any further until we moved the gigantic pile of sheet goods intended for the theater, including 24 sheets of 54" x 12' x 5/8" drywall.

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Squared up the corner and cleaned up:

Ok spent the last few days painting the front of the soffitt tray. The blue is a lot "bluer" in the photo - actually a navy blue in real life.

So the first order of business was to build a support for the acoustic treatment. I painted with the cheapest flat black paint I could find.

Lit and without flash . . . anybody know how to take a good photo of this without the flash??

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I'm redoing with flat darker paint and adding more black fabric to sides of theater.

Left side of theater - gold leafed plaster

Another noise-reducing strategy was to build an entirely separate projection booth/equipment room, which is acoustically isolated from the main theater.

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Anyways heres some pictures of the speaker installation, it was a fun and rewarding adventure!!!

small subwoofer project HERE

My thought is to possible go light gray on the upper ceiling, and a darker dray on the cloud area. Whatta ya think?

Covers for the the back channels are finished and installed

TheaterFreak360 game room, renders HERE

Screen in 1.78:1 aspect ratio with motorized masking system:

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Hope to see you at CEDIA!

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This is the ceiling I will build and the coffered plan

Here's a preview of the utility rework asi it was in-process and viewed from outside the theater:

Masonry and stucco underway as well, left window is media room

The exterior walls are about an inch from the foundation walls. And surprisingly, the wall next to the stairway is framed with double studs, so that one is ...

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However here's one pic to prove work is being done! ...

COFFERED CEILING:

It did happen:

I've been making changes—drastic and tiny—almost monthly after we got settled in. My build thread outlines the journey from a few years back."

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Fortunately I was in the theater late one night putting in some important staring time ...

This is killing my OCD

If you are wondering how will I build the cave walls please see here: http://laurafrancisart.blogspot.com/2011/06/cave-days-6-to-11.html

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... so for the rear row i will build 2" platform for just the seats that way when people step up on the riser they won't feel so close to the ceiling