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HC in the offing

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by Gojira, Jul 18, 2002.

  1. Gojira

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    Hello all.

    My wife has funally caved & it looks like I will have a shiny new Panny ATE100 from the end of August.

    This gives me the better part of a month to convert my spare bedroom (3.5m x 2.5m) into an all singing, all dancing home cinema.

    Fortunately, I have for the last ten years, been unconciously building up to this moment by buying ld players, dvd players, dd/dts amps etc....

    Now comes the tricky bit.

    The projector will clear out my meager savings & leave me financially committed for the next 9 months (if u know what I mean...) so I will be converting the room on a budget of, well, sod all.

    I have designed the room from top to bottom with each part made up from stuff begged, borrowed or whipped off a skip.

    My designs for the room, cabinets and even the PJ bracket, will be posted over the next few days & I would invite your comments good & bad. I will also post photos on a website when I actually get work done.

    My thanks for any advice you can give.

    Regards

    Dylan:D
     
  2. ReTrO

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    Sounds good.

    Look forward to the pics.

    :)
     
  3. Gojira

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    Looking good - at least your first thoughts appear to be soundproofing which is always a good idea if you have neighbours!

    2 layers of plasterboard I take it?

    Gary.
     
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    Yep, looking good!

    Just out of interest what was the size of the Rockwool you're using?

    PS, keep us updated;)
     
  6. Gojira

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    Just one sheet of plasterboard - because of the way the house is situated, there are about 2 layers of brick, one breeze block & two plasterboard walls between me and the neighbours (after 2 years I have never heard a thing from that side). And thats before the new wall! Overkill anyone?

    Also, there are no joining rafters as it is an overhanging room and built on what looks like a steel plate!

    The rockwool slabs are from Wickes and are 50mm thick so they are not too tight behind the wall as I read you need to leave some air to circulate...

    Will post further design pictures soon when my scanner works again!
     
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    Here's a picture of what the finished room will (hopefully) look like.
     

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