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Title: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on September 06, 2019, 05:44:43 PM
The Lion's Lair

Background:
We built this home in 2017, the thought going in was to have a clean slate for a basement where I could design it and have it how I wanted it. I had a goal in mind to have a home theater, home gym, entertainment/bar area, then the remaining will be unfinished storage. My vision of the dedicated home theater is to be used for movie watch, gaming, sporting events, potential party space.

Space:
I know, I know the theater isn’t exactly rectangle because of the back “hitch”. My plan is to place a bar in that area for 3-4 seats. The dimensions a bit off being that the width being a 16’-4’’ instead of 16’-10’ and the length including the “hitch” being 30’-2’’ instead of 30’-4’’. The height is 8’-9.5’’.

(https://i.imgur.com/KCcGOXYl.png)

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Design:
The goal is to be simplistic and modern will considering the WAF. I’m gong for a dark theme, probably mostly blacks and greys. I would like to have 2 rolls of 4 seats with a bar that seats 3-4 people in the “hitch” area. Row 2 and the bar being on a riser. I would also like to build a stage under the screen and false wall. The A/V and networking room will be in the storage area.

Specs:

I will update this list as I buy items and decisions are made or changed 😊. I have thoughts about the tech that will go in the room but haven’t purchased anything.


Current Progress:

Below is the pictures of the current progress of my build.  I'm currently finishing the 2nd layer of drywall.  It's taking a lot longer since its a one man sure :(.

Framing:


(https://i.imgur.com/LSMgvGll.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/uTtdltcl.jpg)



(https://i.imgur.com/ypvqysMl.jpg)

Clips & Channel:

(https://i.imgur.com/MxHVNjyl.jpg)

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(https://i.imgur.com/RrBeAjyl.jpg)

Backer/Hush Boxes:

(https://i.imgur.com/GC6bO8Hl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7CyfjHVl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/dvenQiIl.jpg)

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First Layer of Drywall:

(https://i.imgur.com/IDRcpj0l.jpg)

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Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: AVSMike on September 06, 2019, 07:30:02 PM
Looks like you are making good progress. Nice documentation. Like the pictures. Keep it up.
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on September 06, 2019, 08:02:56 PM
Looks like you are making good progress. Nice documentation. Like the pictures. Keep it up.
Thanks Mike.  Although I'm months out on being complete, I'm wondering if I should pull the trigger on the projector now to avoid prices to increase because of the trade war.
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: AVSMike on September 07, 2019, 05:57:32 AM
Thanks Mike.  Although I'm months out on being complete, I'm wondering if I should pull the trigger on the projector now to avoid prices to increase because of the trade war.
Sent you an email.
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: TRainH2O on September 07, 2019, 07:34:24 AM
Man, I love these build threads. Please update it often.

When I was finishing off part of our basement, we used full sheets of drywall. It was a lot of work to handle, measure, cut, and hang those 4'x8' sheets. I wish I knew about those smaller sections.

Is this the new way to hang drywall? 
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on September 07, 2019, 07:54:05 AM
Man, I love these build threads. Please update it often.

When I was finishing off part of our basement, we used full sheets of drywall. It was a lot of work to handle, measure, cut, and hang those 4'x8' sheets. I wish I knew about those smaller sections.

Is this the new way to hang drywall?
Those are actually 4x8 and 4x12 drywall sheets that are 5/8" thick. The plywood on the ceiling is 5/8" thick as well. Since I'm doing clips and channel with two layers of drywall w/ green glue, I used plywood in the areas where I would potentially mount the projector.   It needed to be able to handle the mount and weight of the projector and not compromise the decoupling for soundproofing by screwing into the joists.  It  looks smaller because I needed to stagger the joints. 

I'll try my best to keep up the momentum but it's hard when you are the only person doing it. Plus, I have to split my time with my wife and daughters that are 3 and 5 years old. But reading through threads and watching YouTube videos keeps me motivated. :)
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: TRainH2O on September 07, 2019, 08:06:49 AM
HA, the photo makes it look (to me) like they are smaller sheets.
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on September 07, 2019, 11:48:52 AM
HA, the photo makes it look (to me) like they are smaller sheets.
Haha. ;D  I can see that.  Sorry, I took the photos with my Pixel.  The photos do make the room look smaller than it really is.  Hopefully, it would help, when I start adding stuff in the room.  
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: Dylan Seeger on September 08, 2019, 06:52:19 AM
You have a decently sized room for the theater. Keep us posted on the progress! 
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on September 09, 2019, 08:33:01 AM
I made some more progress on hanging the second layer of drywall over the weekend. I finished the ceiling,  the back wall and started on the left wall. I have a stretch goal to have all the drywall hung by end of this coming weekend. We'll see... :)

Sorry, for the mess.  Hanging drywall gets very messy. 

(https://i.imgur.com/XdcR1icl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/MtuTgBdl.jpg)

Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: AVSMike on September 09, 2019, 09:02:58 AM
Hanging drywall is not fun, but at least a lift takes ceiling works from, oh my aching back to I am tired. :)
Nice progress.
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on September 09, 2019, 09:55:28 AM
Hanging drywall is not fun, but at least a lift takes ceiling works from, oh my aching back to I am tired. :)
Nice progress.
Exactly! I would have never been able to do any of it by myself without it. Until this project I had no idea how much drywall weighed. The hardest part is getting the panels on the lift. Once it's there, it's all about lining it up. I would recommend it for anyone tackling hanging drywall alone. 
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: TRainH2O on September 09, 2019, 02:25:55 PM
Making some good progress. Yeah, there's just no way to hang a ceiling without that lift. Even with two people, it's a pain without one.

My basement theater had a ton of low hanging plumbing and HV/AC ductwork. I went with a grid ceiling in my room, so my drywall was just on the walls. It still made a huge mess and an even bigger mess with the finishing. 
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: David Vaughn on September 09, 2019, 06:54:27 PM
Drywall dust is the worst invention of mankind. In fact, it was invented by the devil to torment us months after the project is completed. I just remodeled a bathroom in my house and had to do a small drywall patch and just sanding that little area clogged up an AC filter to the point that it was useless after only one week. It's been 6 weeks now and sure enough, I'm still finding drywall dust that keeps settling on furniture! 
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: TRainH2O on September 10, 2019, 07:53:06 AM
Drywall dust is the worst invention of mankind. In fact, it was invented by the devil to torment us 
That and the spray texture (popcorn) they used to use (and still do in some cases) on ceilings. At some point, you are going to want to paint the ceiling and you always have to be extra careful not to get it too wet or it will fall off. If you ever have ceiling damage because of water or a misstep in the attic, you will NEVER get it to match 100% unless you strip it all off and respray.

I want mine gone so badly but it will be a huge mess and then after it's gone, I'm sure that the underlying drywall will have to be "finished", which means.........you guessed it, drywall dust. >:(

Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on September 20, 2019, 03:19:57 PM
Quick update:

I'm just about done with hanging the drywall. My goal is to be done within the next week. I've been getting quotes on mudding and taping. So ready to move onto the riser and stage build.

Also, I've been eyeballing the 6050ub for my projector for a while, but right when I was going to pull the trigger I came across a deal on this badboy...

(https://i.imgur.com/SafGQAQl.jpg)

Wasn't on my radar because of the price. But man oh man... found the right deal at the right time. I'm super excited to see it in action!!  :)::)

Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: David Vaughn on September 20, 2019, 03:58:38 PM
Great choice!
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on September 20, 2019, 04:48:06 PM
Great choice!
Thanks David!  This is my very first projector.  So, I'm learning as a I go. I'm enjoying learn from all of you in the various threads. From what I've read I can go wrong with this one.  
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on October 02, 2019, 07:12:11 PM
Started and got halfway through the decoupled soffit.  Framed it, stuffed it with insulation and added the first layer of drywall.  Next is applying sealant then GG w/ the second layer.

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Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: AVSMike on October 03, 2019, 11:11:01 AM
Once the drywall is hung, you feel like you have a room. Getting closer. :) 
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: AVSCraig on October 03, 2019, 03:41:44 PM
Drywall is certainly the hardest part - including taping, mudding and finishing. Here's to that first coat of paint going on the walls. That's when the dust settles - literally ! 
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on October 03, 2019, 03:53:33 PM
Drywall is certainly the hardest part - including taping, mudding and finishing. Here's to that first coat of paint going on the walls. That's when the dust settles - literally !
I agree! I can't wait to get past it!
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on October 15, 2019, 06:07:56 AM
So I am officially done with hanging drywall!

(https://i.imgur.com/45sqvFBl.jpg)

Next I cut the holes for the lights and atmos speakers

(https://i.imgur.com/Fhk1ecnl.jpg)

Finally, I can see!! We have LIGHTS!

(https://i.imgur.com/avtjaOUl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/SftbfJfl.jpg)

I have also ordered my stage and riser materials.  They should arrive within the next week.  So in the meantime, I will be doing my last bit of acoustic sealing and chalking out my lines for the riser and stage.  I'm also in talks with a few drywall companies to mud and tape the theater.  If time permits this week, I will start building my crossovers for my DIYSG 1099s and HT-8s.
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: AVSCraig on October 15, 2019, 08:26:51 AM
I bet you are glad that part is finished ! 
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: AVSMike on October 15, 2019, 12:15:31 PM
I bet you are glad that part is finished !
My thought exactly. :) 
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on October 22, 2019, 07:06:53 PM
I bet you are glad that part is finished !
Oh man, I'm soooooo glad!! :)
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on October 22, 2019, 07:07:51 PM
Over the weekend my lumber for my riser and stage were delivered.



(https://i.imgur.com/y63cnWpl.jpg)


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I also started assembling my speaker crossovers.


(https://i.imgur.com/WyyALkHl.jpg?1)


I hope to start laying the chalk lines and building my stage and riser within the next couple days.
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on November 03, 2019, 04:55:05 PM
Man I can't believe its been almost 2 weeks since I've posted. I have had a lot going on and didn't get to sit down and post. So far I have completed the framing and wiring of the riser and stage.



(https://i.imgur.com/EuE2dI7l.jpg)


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Those stall mats are super heavy!!
 


(https://i.imgur.com/WQ4V0LNl.jpg)


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Finished off with stuffing both with insulation. I decided not to do sand.



(https://i.imgur.com/Vb4ePspl.jpg)


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Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on December 21, 2019, 02:50:55 PM
It's been awhile since I've posted... Life happened, but now I'm back at it.


Finished the Stage


(https://i.imgur.com/hrntIMhl.jpg)


Took a break to let the drywall crew finish the drywall. Then started the flooring of the riser.


(https://i.imgur.com/u6ZEj6nl.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/7VcM6i5l.jpg)


Started and finished the bar framing and gaming shelving. Made it out of 2x4s and 3/4" MDF.


(https://i.imgur.com/UuzarDRl.jpg)


Started to work on a prototype of my columns. Turned out pretty well.


(https://i.imgur.com/tWXBtdVl.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/Aki43jXl.jpg)


Next, started working on the spacers for the other columns. Spacers are being used to allow for space for the LEDs. Once finished the columns will appear to glow.


(https://i.imgur.com/gfmstKyl.jpg)


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While working on building the columns, I order my subwoofer parts. I will be building two of the Full-Marty V2 with the UM-18-22s.


(https://i.imgur.com/jnq2QKol.jpg)

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Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: AVSMike on December 21, 2019, 04:49:37 PM
Nice progress. Will be a nice room when you are done. :) 
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on January 25, 2020, 03:28:43 PM
I took a small break for the holidays but I'm back at it. I finished all of my DIY speakers and think I have narrowed down my colors.


I got all of the MartySub V2 Roundover Series pieces unpacked and started putting them together.



(https://i.imgur.com/49HbMU9l.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/08f0ISKl.jpg)


As well as finished off my DIYSG 1099s


(https://i.imgur.com/HdA5pInl.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/8UdN11Sl.jpg)


I thinking I'm settling on the Tricorn Black for the ceiling, columns, chair rail. I'm thinking flat on the ceilings and semi-gloss on the column and chair rail. Going with Peppercorn for the walls. For the front of the columns I'm going to use the Slate from the Highbeams collection of GOM fabrics. The carpet is from a local flooring company. I'm about 85% sure I'm going with it.


(https://i.imgur.com/fpEaMlbl.jpg)


Question: Has anyone used semi-gloss with Tricorn Black? Did you get alot of reflections/glares?
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: AVSCraig on January 25, 2020, 03:37:14 PM
I don't know if I'd use semi-gloss paint. Flat usually is better. 
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: David Vaughn on January 25, 2020, 04:26:41 PM
If you're going to have a "tinted" black and not a "factory mix" black, use the flattest sheen possible. I'd recommend Benjamin Moore Scuff-X Matte with 12 ounces of black colorant. The durability of this product is off the charts good. I've been in the paint business my entire professional life and I've never seen a product perform like this. If you have wood molding, you could move up in sheen to the Satin (one level lower than semigloss). 
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on February 09, 2020, 08:59:33 PM
Finished prepping the room for painting tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: AVSCraig on February 10, 2020, 08:21:21 AM
Looks good - and you are getting closer. Painting is the fun part since you are almost finished with the heavy construction part !
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on February 10, 2020, 08:59:32 AM
Looks good - and you are getting closer. Painting is the fun part since you are almost finished with the heavy construction part !
Thanks! I am starting to see a break in the madness, because we all know it really never ends. :);)
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: AVSMike on February 10, 2020, 09:22:40 AM
Nice speakers and subs. Will be a very dynamic sound stage with that setup. Guests will be shocked at the performance of your room. :) 
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on February 10, 2020, 11:27:02 AM
Nice speakers and subs. Will be a very dynamic sound stage with that setup. Guests will be shocked at the performance of your room. :)
Thanks! I can't wait! I played with them some and they sound amazing. 
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on February 10, 2020, 11:36:30 AM
The painters sprayed the entire room with primer today.  Color starts tomorrow. 
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on February 10, 2020, 11:38:00 AM
My GOM fabric for the columns was just delivered! It looks better then the small little samples they send. I'm super excited.
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on February 13, 2020, 06:31:11 PM
Paint is done. It turned out better than I thought it would. I also spray painted my can lights.
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: AVSMike on February 13, 2020, 07:11:50 PM
Room looks good. :) 
Getting closer.
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: David Vaughn on February 14, 2020, 09:14:46 AM
It looks great. Love what you did with the lights. It gives me so ideas. 
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on February 17, 2020, 08:03:21 PM
Last few days I started working on putting in my outlets and I installed my Atmos speakers. I also ordered my screen material because I'm doing a DIY screen and constructed my minimalist screen wall. Finally,  I scheduled my carpet install.
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on February 17, 2020, 08:04:45 PM
It looks great. Love what you did with the lights. It gives me so ideas.
Thanks! I'm trying my best to not have any white visible in the room. :)
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on February 17, 2020, 08:06:26 PM
Room looks good. :)
Getting closer.
Yes! I'm getting down to the smaller tedious items now. I see the light at the end of the tunnel tho.
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: AVSMike on February 18, 2020, 06:16:05 AM
Is the rest of the family starting to get excited about the theater, since they can now see it taking shape?
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on February 22, 2020, 07:47:08 PM
Is the rest of the family starting to get excited about the theater, since they can now see it taking shape?
Oh yeah! My daughters and wife are already planning for movie nights.
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on February 22, 2020, 07:50:20 PM
Worked on prototyping my column fronts. It turned out pretty good. I think I'm going to use this for the remaining columns with maybe some miner tweaks.

I also go my screen material. Seymour Center Stage XD. I will be dong a DIY frame for it.
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: AVSMike on February 22, 2020, 08:46:02 PM
Did you look at  DreamScreen V6? Much better weave, but lower gain.
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on February 22, 2020, 10:11:12 PM
Did you look at  DreamScreen V6? Much better weave, but lower gain.
Yes I did. It was really nice.  But because of the size of the screen I needed something with a higher gain.
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: AVSMike on February 23, 2020, 07:08:10 AM
Yes I did. It was really nice.  But because of the size of the screen I needed something with a higher gain.
Yep, that is the only problem with weaves, lower gain. XD is a little higher gain at 0.93. 
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on February 27, 2020, 06:02:20 PM
I forgot to mention that I'm spray painting the frame of my column fronts flat black before I wrap them. I don't know if that's needed but I don't won't any unwanted colors to show.
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: AVSMike on February 28, 2020, 12:12:18 PM
Yes, you definitely want to paint them or the light colored frames will show through.
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on February 28, 2020, 02:41:47 PM
We have carpet!!! I can already hear the difference in the room when talking with just the carpet.  It's actually darker in person.  I'm excited to hear what it sounds like with additional treatment.
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: AVSMike on February 29, 2020, 01:36:34 PM
You are getting to equipment install stage. :)
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on March 07, 2020, 06:36:35 AM
The last few days I worked on the sounds treatments for the front wall. I added two corner base traps. I cut furring strips to create a frame and levels for the base traps. I had leftover roofing felt so I used that with the furring strips to create the "floor" to ensure the owen corning insulation doesn't topple. I placed them every foot. I think covered it with speaker cloth I got from Joann fabrics. I finished the wall with acoustic foam and 3M spray adhessive.
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: AVSMike on March 07, 2020, 06:54:42 AM
The last picture makes me laugh. Looking at the speakers, you would think they are small bookshelf speakers, due to how large the subs are. :) 

Tip
Open your pictures, rotate them, even if showing right side up. Then rotate them back to right side up and save. Then when you post them, they will be right side up. 
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on March 07, 2020, 01:34:44 PM
The last picture makes me laugh. Looking at the speakers, you would think they are small bookshelf speakers, due to how large the subs are. :)

Tip
Open your pictures, rotate them, even if showing right side up. Then rotate them back to right side up and save. Then when you post them, they will be right side up.
Haha! They do.  Thanks for the tip. I couldn't figure out for the life of me why it was rotated when posted but looks correct on my phone and computer. I'll fix them in my post when I get back home. 
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on March 11, 2020, 08:18:31 PM
I built my screen over the last few days. I went with the 160" screen. It turned out great. I stapled it to the back edge and get a zero edge screen. Instead of doing a French cleat, I bought some heavy duty Z clips. They did the job. Next I need to build the side panels.
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: AVSMike on March 12, 2020, 06:44:27 AM
With the screen that close to the ceiling, I would recommend some black velvet a few feet out from the screen. What fabric did you use for your screen?
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on March 12, 2020, 08:50:50 AM
With the screen that close to the ceiling, I would recommend some black velvet a few feet out from the screen. What fabric did you use for your screen?
It's Seymour's center stage XD. I will be putting black velvet panels around the screen. 

That paint is really flat on the ceiling, but you've made a good point and recommendation. I'll keep that in mind when I'm building the panels. I may need to order some more velvet if I do that. 
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: AVSMike on March 12, 2020, 10:19:36 AM
It's Seymour's center stage XD. I will be putting black velvet panels around the screen.

That paint is really flat on the ceiling, but you've made a good point and recommendation. I'll keep that in mind when I'm building the panels. I may need to order some more velvet if I do that.
You can see the screen reflected light on the ceiling already. Covering with  black velvet will make a pretty big difference. :) 
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: AVSCraig on March 12, 2020, 11:01:25 AM
It's Seymour's center stage XD. I will be putting black velvet panels around the screen.

That paint is really flat on the ceiling, but you've made a good point and recommendation. I'll keep that in mind when I'm building the panels. I may need to order some more velvet if I do that.
What paint is that ? Doesn't look like Rosco flat black. 
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on March 12, 2020, 03:17:29 PM
What paint is that ? Doesn't look like Rosco flat black.
Its Tricorn Flat Black.  The picture is definitely exaggerating the reflection. It doesn't look even close to reflective in person as the picture is portraying.
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on March 12, 2020, 03:19:27 PM
You can see the screen reflected light on the ceiling already. Covering with  black velvet will make a pretty big difference. :)
It isn't as reflective in person as the picture portrays, but do you have any recommendations on adding velvet to the ceiling in a way that it doesn't look makeshift?
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: David Vaughn on March 12, 2020, 03:53:34 PM
You can see the screen reflected light on the ceiling already. Covering with  black velvet will make a pretty big difference. :)
I couldn't agree more. 
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: AVSMike on March 12, 2020, 06:10:34 PM
It isn't as reflective in person as the picture portrays, but do you have any recommendations on adding velvet to the ceiling in a way that it doesn't look makeshift?
Build some wood frames and wrap with velvet.
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on March 13, 2020, 04:27:06 AM
Build some wood frames and wrap with velvet.
Thanks! Just ordered some more triple black velvet for the ceiling.
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: AVSMike on March 13, 2020, 06:19:33 AM
Thanks! Just ordered some more triple black velvet for the ceiling.
I ripped some scrap wood down to 1.25" x 1". Built rectangles out of them with a cross brace and stapled black velvet to them. Used a couple black trim head tek screws to screw them to joists. With velvet wrapped around the back, they can't rattle, even with all the bass I have in my room.
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on March 16, 2020, 02:04:41 PM
So, over the weekend I created my panels around the screen. Man, people aren't lying when they say it gives off an illusion that the screen is floating. It plays tricks on your mind when looking at them.



I also finally figured out what I wanted to do for the two hopper windows. What I did was create some light weight panels with some scraps I had laying around. I then wrapped them in triple black velvet (same as I used for the screen wall panels). Because these will be friction fitted, I added two earth magnets to each side. The magnets help me pull the panels out easy using my Magnepull and expose the windows. I had left over sound foam that I added to it to help with sound coming from the windows. Finally, I used some small gap sponge tape to seal any light around the edge. They turned out perfect! I can now get it absolutely pitch black no matter the time of the day.


I also ordered my chairs and they were delivered. I went with 8 Landmark seats from Fusion Seating. Both have loveseats in the middle with removable armrests.
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: AVSCraig on March 16, 2020, 02:56:52 PM
Nice work. You are getting close ! 8)
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on March 16, 2020, 03:22:23 PM
Nice work. You are getting close ! 8)
Thanks. I'm getting so excited. 
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: AVSMike on March 16, 2020, 06:31:00 PM
So, have you thought about which movie to show first?
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on March 16, 2020, 06:37:09 PM
So, have you thought about which movie to show first?
I'm thinking either Infinity War, Endgame, or Aquaman. 
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on March 27, 2020, 12:24:21 PM
So I finally found time to get the chairs down to the basement as well as mount the projector. Man this chairs are better than I imagined. They are so comfortable. This weekend I plan on getting my back bar finished. Let's see how far I get
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: AVSMike on March 27, 2020, 01:16:27 PM
Room looks good. When is the first movie night?
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on March 27, 2020, 01:59:03 PM
Room looks good. When is the first movie night?
Because of this pandemic going on and needing something to do, we broke it in last night with Aquaman. My wife loved it so much we may watch it again tonight. :D

I still have stuff to do before I call it finish for now... But man it's making this social distancing thing much easier. 
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: AVSMike on March 27, 2020, 02:13:27 PM
Because of this pandemic going on and needing something to do, we broke it in last night with Aquaman. My wife loved it so much we may watch it again tonight. :D

I still have stuff to do before I call it finish for now... But man it's making this social distancing thing much easier.
The video quality and soundtrack on that movie is good. :) 
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: AVSCraig on March 27, 2020, 02:44:02 PM
That turned out great ! 
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: David Vaughn on March 27, 2020, 02:57:10 PM
Looks outstanding!
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on May 16, 2020, 05:43:11 PM
So, it's been a while since I've posted an update. During the stay at home mandate, my family and I have been using it to get away and feel like we are somewhere else other than home. Everyone that has gotten a chance to see it action has been blown away. I get blown away everytime I use it.

As far as changes since my last post, I finished my overflow back bar and installed the countertop. The countertop turned out pretty good. I used 2 layers of 3/4inch MDF. I glued them together, rounded the edges, sanded, and covered it with Epoxy. I also used the epoxy on the shelving. The shelving is used for my game consoles. I used the countertop kit from Leggari Products. It worked out and looks awesome.

I also ordered my door seal kit. I plan to install that once I finish the rest of my basement.

Finally, I ordered some more velvet to put on the ceiling to help with the reflection in the ceiling. I've been procrastinating on installing it. I am also working on my column lights to give off a LED glow.
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: AVSMike on May 17, 2020, 07:47:12 AM
Countertop looks very good. As does the whole room. :) 
Title: Re: The Lion's Lair Theater Build
Post by: lldalastdon on May 17, 2020, 10:01:49 AM
Countertop looks very good. As does the whole room. :)
Thanks Mike! It's been awesome to finally enjoy all the hard work that was put into it. 
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