Category Archives: Edenwilde Theater

Soffits

Never having done soffits before, I did a lot of research on AVS. The purpose of the soffits in this theater was multi-fold; hide the HVAC supply ducts, act as an HVAC return duct, and provide a light tray for … Continue reading

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Riser & Stage

The riser and stage are two components that really start to bring character to the room. To get enough height for the 2nd row of seats, the riser was built out of 2x12s and the stage used 2x10s. Once framed, … Continue reading

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Drywall

One of the best moves I made during this project was the hiring of a contractor to install the drywall and to mud and tape the seams. For soundproofing, 5/8″ drywall was used in two layers, with Green Glue sandwiched … Continue reading

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Soundproofing – Part 2

Prior to buttoning up the walls with drywall, the final bit of soundproofing was put in place. R13 insulation was used in the walls and R30 in the ceilings.

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Electrical

With framing completed, it was time to run electrical for the lights, posters, equipment, etc. and the low voltage cables for video, audio and networking. As part of the soundproofing efforts, I built backer boxes for any can lights and … Continue reading

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Arches

While cruising the forums at AVS, I came across a Theater done by DJMarceau. (here) DJMarceau had done some curved arches in his lobby that he was using to display his Lord of the Rings collectables. I thought the arches … Continue reading

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Framing

With most of the joist soundproofing and the HVAC out of the way, it was time to start framing. As suspected, the short wall of the little room was load bearing, so I needed to have the wall replaced with … Continue reading

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HVAC

As summer progressed here in Hotlanta, we had the unfortunate circumstance of a 15 year old AC unit finally dying. However, I was able to turn those lemons into lemonade and put together a new zoned system for the theater … Continue reading

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Soundproofing – Part 1

Now that the room had been stripped down, it was time to start rebuilding, and that meant thinking about soundproofing from the rest of the house. What you can’t see from the plans or pictures is that this room is … Continue reading

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Demolition!

Wanting to see what was inside the walls and soffit, I began to punch holes and tear down some of the existing drywall to take a peek. What I found was a lot of wasted space, so my plan was … Continue reading

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