Home Theater Wall Panelling

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Project by WoodshopNerd posted 02-25-2016 05:27 PM 905 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,

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

That’s a really cool look, nice job!

-- Justin, California

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

what a great idea; cool!

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#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.

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#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...

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#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

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#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,

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

looks great

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#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

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#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,

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#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

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