I have always been a audio and visual-aholic. From watching TV shows from my iPhone to computer monitor, I finally wanted a nicer place to watch all my TV shows and movies on a nicer screen, fully integrated with my main PC.
Moving into my new house in around 2010, a home theater was one of the first projects I wanted to start that year. However, as always, there was many challenges and obstacles to go through (aka the fun part).
Below are various images on the theater room to be. The biggest issue was that we were lacking a fourth wall, so we decided to build one!
And now we began the process of creating the wall. There was various trips to Home Depot for the materials, and a long process to get it done just right. The estimated cost of the entire wall was about $500.
Screen testing and getting an idea how big I can make screen:
Installing the sheet rock and the putty + mud texture:
Next comes the fun part of installing and putting everything together. I decided to build my own custom projector screen for this project because it was much cheaper, and I could make it any size I would like.
So this is what is left to do at this point:
Testing the projector, sadly gaming won’t be my priorty for this setup (kills bulb, plus harder to play on).
Testing the screen material to see how it played
I don have any buildlogs of making the screen, but the basic idea can be seen here. I created a wooden frame, then streched the projector screen fabric over it. I will probably paint it at a later date.
Speakers n’ stuff unboxed
I wanted a nice black border around my screen, so I decided to use baseboard, spaypraint it black, and mount it around the screen. The results speak for themselves
Bought 2 tables from IKEA, modded them a bit to create a sexy stand for all the electronics. (PS3 / 360 / CinemaTube)
All the good weapons to control everything:
Here are some of the shots once I got the projector fully mounted and the seats coming in!
Next step was to add some movie posters to bring out the theater room. I wanted to get posters with touches or red in them to match with the front and back walls. After framing them, below is the final result of the room (see top of page for result pictures!)