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Topic: 5 Year Home Theater Project
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After 5 years of saving / on and off again construction, finally finished my Home Theater. Pictures show the progress from
what the original planned theater ,the reconstructed progress, to the finished Theater Room. Did all the work myself except for carpet installation, details of the equipment and cost are as follows:

Theater Building Materials : $3,500
Projector: JVC HD 250 - $2,499.00
Projector Mount: Chief RPMAU RPA Elite - $159.99
Screen: Carada 118 inch Brilliant White - $704.30
Receiver: Denon AVR 1911 - $399.99
Speakers:
In Wall - Polk Vanishing Series 625-RT - 4 @ $149.99 - $599.96
In Wall Center - Polk Vanashing Series c-RT $349.99
Bookshelf - Polk TSi100 - pair - $199.99
Sub Woofer - Polk PSWIII - promotion - $0.00
TV Receiver: Directv HD DVR
Blu Ray: Panasonic DMPBDT210 - $199.99
Power Surge Protector / Battery Backup - $99.00
Universal Remote: Logitech Harmony One - $184.99
HDMI Cables:
30 ft. Monoprice 22AWG CL2 - $27.04
3 ft Monoprice 24AWG CL2 - 2 @ $4.54 - $9.08
Wire:
In Wall 14/2 Speaker Wire 500ft - $133.00
Sub Woofer Wire:
8 ft Digital Coax Audio Cable - $29.99
Theater Seats: Berkline Tangier Series - 5 @ $365 - $1825.00
Taxes and Shipping: $247.51
Total - $11,168.82
[Edited by ACMovies on May 16, 2011 at 11:06 AM]

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Origianl Theater

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Finished Theater

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Finished Theater

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This is absolutely amazing my friend.

I love all the wood work on the walls, how long that that take you specifically?
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Quote (crazy3sl on May 22, 2011 10:21 PM):
This is absolutely amazing my friend.

I love all the wood work on the walls, how long that that take you specifically?

Thank You, for the compliment.

Simi-finished the original theater room a couple of years ago with the rest of the basement. It was around June 2010 that I decided to restyle the room. After a number of redrawn plans I finally decided on the finished product. The estimated time and process the wood work took is as follows:

1. Bought various sizes of finished board (poplar) from Lowes.
2. Planned, Measured and Cut the board - 10 hours
3. Hand sanded cut board in a three sand process, 100 / 150 / 220 grit sandpaper - 35 hours.
4. Glued the front facing, clamp for 24 hours, then nailed and glued the side boards. - 6 hours.
5. Fine sand the assembled columns, and applied two coats of stain – 4 hours.
6. Applied three coats of Minwax Semi Gloss Poly, fine sanding between the 2nd and 3rd coats – 6 hours.
7. Black areas of the columns is sheetrock which the Columns are attached to - 2 hours
8. Steps 2 thru 6 are repeated for the top and bottom base molding with a combined estimated time of 20 hours.
9. Steps 2, 3, 5 & 6 repeated for trim molding around columns – 16 hours.
10. Put up / fill / sand Chair Rail Backing and Chair Rail – 30 hours.
11. Put up / fill / sand Crown Molding – 20 hours.
12. Put up / fill / sand baseboard Molding – 10 hours.
13. Box Framing inside arches – 8 hours.
14. Steps 2 thru 6 were performed for the front cabinet facing – 10 hours

So an estimate time of 177 hours was related to the woodwork, with sanding being the most dreaded step involved.

Included are pictures of the columns and front cabinet as the construction proceeded, also shown is the component shelving which is behind the front cabinet, I used black speaker cloth to allow the IR signal to reach the components. The two outside boxed areas contain the bookshelf speakers that are also behind the speaker cloth. Used standard cabinet drawer glides so that the center doors slide sideways (and not outward) to allow access, which also shown below.

The room was finished in April, so it took about 10 month working off and on during avaiable time on weekends, evenings and one week of vacation.

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Front Cabinet Construction

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Front Cabinet Construction

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Front Cabinet Component Shelves

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Column Support Framing

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Column

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Column - Stained

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Column w Top / Bottom Base / Trim

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Chair Rail / Crown Molding

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Molding - Painted

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Finished Column

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Finished Column

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This is a great looking home theater!! if you don't mind me asking I was wondering where you got the JVC-250HD for $2499? I am looking at getting that same projector but cant find it for less than $2999.
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Wow just wow. Wonderful job. My theater looks like crap in comparison.
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