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best Door for sound

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by dan76n, Aug 13, 2005.

  1. dan76n

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    Hi all, What would you recommend as the best door for a home cinema room? I was thinking of just using a glass sliding door with a thick curtain.
     
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    It really depends on what style you want and if it needs to match any others in the house.

    A solid core firecheck door will be cheap - less than £30, will have some good sound proof qualities, but will have a smooth ply finish.

    Your curtain idea seems OK, or a normal door with some cork or other tile/material lining on the HC room side
     
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    A fire door would be good for sound proof if you also need that, but a curtain would be fine as well as it will keep the light out.

    When i had my room built the door was actually hand made from two sheets of 6mm (or 9mm) mdf and filled with rockwool.
     
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    used a fire door works great!
     
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    thats the way i went with mine as well, the inner frameof the door was made up of 3x2 so it makes quite a thick door i also routered the edge and installed a smoke seal in both the door and the frame then covered the skin with carpet to match the surrounding walls........... works for me
     
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    Mine works really well to, the main reason for doing it was because the cellar door is not a standard size so finding a door to fit was a nightmare.
    It was also proving very expensive to get a special made door so we did it ourself, it cost about £30 in total to build.
     

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