Monday, July 31, 2006

Drywall and Sound Proofing

Today was Drywall time.. my dad came and help. He did an amazing job.

I did all of the framing, so all that was needed to do was to rent a truck at home depot and go get some drywall and other stuff. 21$ for 1.5 hour. Not too bad.

So we got 5 sheets of 5/8 drywall. Installation went well a few adjustment here and there. On one side of the room we decided to take the old drywall off all the way up to the ceileing. We should probably have done the same thing on the other side but it was done.

So things are moving pretty well. I will be doing more mudding tomorrow and the day after.. and hopefully priming everything this weekend with the paint.

Next step will be isulation behing the stairs there is a lot of open space there and the walls are very easy to fill with the quiet zone.

Passed the surround wirering in the wall . It will be install with a speaker mouting plate.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Home theater walls

Next was closing the walls. There was 2, 6 feet doors that lead to the same place. So it was very useless. I closed one completely and the other one partially and a 30 inch door will go in there. Same as the floor it will be isolated with QuietZone® Acoustical Batts.

Home theater framing

It's been a little time since I've updated this blog. But things are well on the way in the new house. So now it's time to attack the basement.

I've made change of plans, due to space I will not build a bar.. no worries, I will have a pub table and a nice little alchool cabinet. They will be right behind the couch so basically more places for people to view TV.

I've also come across some not so great surprises both drain in the concrete were not really installed properly so I had 2 big bumps in the concrete. This week I will sand the bumps and make everything equal again. I need to finish breaking all what they used to make it even thus preventing water to go into the drain if there is flooding.

So now that the basement if empty I did the layout of everything.. couch, sourround speakers, front stage ... I used maskin tape, that way it's easy to move

Next was construction of the front stage. I raised the front stage on 2 x 4. One of the reason for this is abviousely style and the other is to prevent the equipment from getting wet in case of flooding. The top will be finish in wood stained very dark. The inside will be filled with
QuietZone® Acoustical Batts to help.