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Old 04-01-2007, 01:10 AM   #1
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Attic home theater construction


Hello all,
Planning started a few years ago to turn our stick-built attic into a home theater. This will be for our own personal use and a showcase for some of our CinemaBuilder products.
In addition to the theater, there will also be a bathroom, library, and a huge walk-in closet. The peak roof height in approx 10 feet. The closet could have been another room, but the ceiling height in that area is only 6 feet.

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Old 04-01-2007, 01:11 AM   #2
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Below are some of the engineering drawings (and mark-ups) that occurred during our Planning Phase for our attic home theater.

The attic will consist of a two-level home theater, a bathroom, a library room and a large walk-in closet. The home theater screen is located on the wall that is at the bottom of the Part 1 image.
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Here's the second half of the plans.
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Old 04-01-2007, 01:13 AM   #4
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Below are a variety of pictures of the attic before construction began.

The first and second levels of the home theater side of the attic.


Part of the second level of the home theater and the home theater closet (which will be made on each side of the cathedral peak). The peak is due to a cathedral ceiling in the bathroom below).

The HVAC location which will have wall placed in front of - which will become the wall where the home theater screen will be placed. On the other side of the HVAC unit is the "Library".

The existing attic stairs - in an "L" configuration will be redone into a "U" configuration due to headroom issues as you get to the top of the stairs.
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Here's the illuminated poster case we're going to be using around the theater when it's done - they're really great looking in person.



They're very thin - only 1 1/2"


Poster case is called Edge Glow Movie Poster Case ( http://www.cinemabuilder.com/product...e/edgeglow.asp )

We are also going to place some of the matching 8x10 glowing picture frames with pictures of various hollywood star photo's along one of the walls as well.
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I know it's hard to get an idea of the space from a few pictures, so I've posted a couple of home theater construction movies.
Select the following link: home theater construction movies and scroll down to the footer of the page and select "About Us". Then scroll down and select the "Cinema Builder Home Theater" pages.
Here's a direct link: http://www.cinemabuilder.com/our-hom...e-theater.shtm (but this link might break in the future as the site always seem to be changing)
Currently I have two movies on the site, one on the Framing Phase page and one on the Framing subfloor phase. Keep in mind these are over 20MB each, so they will take some time to download.
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Here are some pictures with the subfloor:
The new staircase

The home theater side - part 1 (showing the future Home theater closet as well)

The home theater side - part 2

Closeup of the future Home Theater equipment closet
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The home theater bathroom

The library
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Old 04-01-2007, 01:18 AM   #9
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Some pictures of the low-voltage wiring that was run under the floor throughout the attic. Wiring included multiple: Coax, CAT6, HDMI, & Component cables. These will be run up into a structured wiring panel on the home theater closet wall. We used (and we recommend you use) flexible wiring conduit when running your cables (to make upgrading in the future easier). We also ran some of our cables outside of the conduit, so we can leave the conduit open for future cables.


Conduit running under floor - cables will come up from recessed floor outlets
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Im looking forward to seeing the finished product
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Wow, quite a project there, Keep the updated pics coming, I'll be following this one!
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Wow......my new add a level has a 24x34 attic with 8 foot cielings....your giving me ideas that could land me in divorce court.

This looks great, can't wait to see more.

What movie will you watch first?
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What equipment are you using on the theater? Screen? Plz say you're doing a projector! I've never been as satisfied with a home theater project as I was/am with my 6' diagonal projector, adn that is a ghetto cheap unit. I don't know why people even buy tv's anymore.
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wheres the finished project?
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:39 AM   #15
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Your attic is amazingly similar to mine, so now that you have teased us with these great ideas, are you ever going to update us on your theater project. I'm looking forward to seeing some great pics!!

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