Home Theater Wall Panelling

  • Advertise with us
Project by WoodshopNerd posted 02-25-2016 05:27 PM 944 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to turn our extra bedroom in the basement into a home theater room. After hanging the screen I thought it would look nice to surround it with some wood panelling. I used 1/4” birch ply sheets and 4” poplar boards for the trim. I stained it all with Minwax English Chestnut, and finished it with beeswax and orange oil.
(Also included a photo of the room before I started.)

-- Michael,

10 comments so far

View Jaydee829's profile


13 posts in 289 days

#1 posted 02-25-2016 06:57 PM

That’s a really cool look, nice job!

-- Justin, California

View dougsshop's profile


49 posts in 295 days

#2 posted 02-25-2016 07:26 PM

what a great idea; cool!

View pottz's profile


910 posts in 451 days

#3 posted 02-25-2016 08:23 PM

nice transformation wish i had a spare room for one.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

View pottzgt's profile


34 posts in 327 days

#4 posted 02-25-2016 10:54 PM

AWESOME, I’ve wanted to do this for years. If you want to make it sound better, make 3×5’ panels for the walls to help sound reverb, will make a huge difference. I’d use 1×1 frame filled with batting and covered with a heavy cloth material and just hang them on the walls.
Looks great, hope you have fun in there.

-- Terry, Grants Pass, OR - It's not how fast you want to go but how much money you've got to get there...

View Mean_Dean's profile


5061 posts in 2614 days

#5 posted 02-26-2016 12:41 AM

Good idea—looks great! And that media room must be nice to have in the house—I’d spend all kinds of time there!

-- Dean

View WoodshopNerd's profile


34 posts in 672 days

#6 posted 02-26-2016 01:53 AM

Thanks guys. I appreciate all the comments. It was a pretty simple design, but I’m really happy with the end result.

-- Michael,

View david38's profile


2535 posts in 1810 days

#7 posted 02-26-2016 03:19 PM

looks great

View ravensrock's profile


337 posts in 1109 days

#8 posted 02-26-2016 05:42 PM

Looks great! Getting one of these in my basement is on the to-do list. Maybe add some kind of stand or shelf to get the center speaker up off the ground?

-- Dave, York, PA, WildSide Woodworking

View WoodshopNerd's profile


34 posts in 672 days

#9 posted 02-26-2016 06:08 PM

Dave, that’s not a bad idea. I might have to stew on that and see if I can come up with something that’ll look nice.

-- Michael,

View Mean_Dean's profile


5061 posts in 2614 days

#10 posted 02-27-2016 12:54 AM

If your screen is acoustically transparent, you can just put the center speaker behind the screen.

-- Dean

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics