Home Theater Room

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Project by Chauffeur posted 03-24-2013 03:00 AM 3432 views 14 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built my first Home Theater in our previous home almost 20 years ago (yea, the analog days of Dolby Pro-Logic). Finally, got around to building the second one.

This too was my own design; have not seen one quite like it (most of them extend to the floor like a stage).

I have not yet been able to get a good photo. The auto focus function of the camera seems to get confused by the gray screen.

The lower portion of the screen surround unit is solid oak. Very long and heavy. Took me awhile to figure out how to mount it to the wall. Ended up using a hidden french cleat.

Installed hidden LED strip lights on the top and bottom of the screen surround. Surprising inexpensive if you are willing to get friendly with a soldering iron. Looks great when the lights are dimmed to watch a movie.

Still need some hardware and some cabinetry on top of the bar. All the electronics is hidden behind in the media closet on the right.

I learned that they call these things pilasters (not columns).

Update 9/2/13: Finally finished the upper cabinets and installed the travertine backsplash. I be done….

-- Dave, Texas

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#1 posted 03-24-2013 08:16 AM

Impressive build

Welcome to LumberJocks

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 03-24-2013 11:11 AM

Looks great, real nice job. The only thing lacking is a popcorn machine!!

-- Mark, Newton, NC.

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#3 posted 03-24-2013 12:35 PM

This is really sweet.

Nice job, this will offer hours/years of enjoyment in entertainment and in the satisfaction of knowing that you made it.

-- Grant - N Dakota

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#4 posted 03-24-2013 12:48 PM

Nice work. It looks great.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 03-24-2013 03:40 PM

What a great build and beautiful room! Congrats to you. What a bang up job you did!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 03-24-2013 04:45 PM

Try having the camera focus on something just to the side of your subject. Then when it is focused, switch back to your subject quickly and shoot.

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#7 posted 03-24-2013 05:44 PM

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#8 posted 03-24-2013 05:45 PM

The auto focus function of the camera seems to get confused by the gray screen.

All the more reason to position a lovely model in the middle of the picture ;). I think you discovered why most photos of home theaters are shot from an off angle, actually.

I like your setup a lot. The beautifully designed frame around the screen really makes the room work. You seem to have left a lot of room in front of the screen for bean baggers, perhaps?

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#9 posted 03-25-2013 02:40 AM

Very nice. I like the way you framed the TV

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#10 posted 03-26-2013 03:59 PM

Great work. I appreciate you motivating me. Now maybe I will take some time to get my home theater past it’s current state, with just the screen hanging on the wall….

Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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#11 posted 04-01-2013 03:39 AM

Nice, what time do you want us to come over ;)


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