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    Jan 10, 2017, 7:17 PM - Prop/Replica Theater Room #1

    Finally after years of collecting and planning, I am building my prop replica theater room!

    First, the tear down. This room was originally a Tampa Bay Buccaneers themed room...time for that to go.

    Here are a few of the before pictures, I had already emptied the room...mostly.

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    And here are the beginnings of the tear down. The room had a drop ceiling with the tiles painted black, I hated them, so they are gone! And with that decision I gained a few inches in the height of the room.
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    Jan 10, 2017, 7:22 PM - Re: Prop/Replica Theater Room #2

    I decided I would also remove the French doors and the windows because the main purpose of this room was display the replicas and props in a very uniform and clean way. I did not want to have things randomly hung all over the walls, I want to be able to see everything.

    Doors gone and re framed. The windows are staying there but I am blacking them out and covering them up.
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    I also decided to build up the floor a little, and also build a "stage" for the front of the room while switching between the walking dead marathon and game of thrones marathon.Click image for larger version. 

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    Jan 10, 2017, 7:27 PM - Re: Prop/Replica Theater Room #3

    Framing up what will become my lighted recessed display areas.
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    Also, the beginnings of the entertainment wall which will hold the tv, an electric fireplace under the tv, cabinets to hide the dvds and shelving to display smaller props.
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    Jan 10, 2017, 7:30 PM - Re: Prop/Replica Theater Room #4

    Here are a few pics of my current progress. The display walls on the lower level are covered, power has been run for all display walls and the entertainment wall is a little closer to being complete.
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    I also tested out my color changing dimmable led lights for the display walls with Narsil. I think I love it.
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    Jan 11, 2017, 1:11 AM - Re: Prop/Replica Theater Room #5

    Awesome project, looking forward to seeing how it turns out! Do you have a theme in mind? You're already off to a great start with Narsil.
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    Jan 11, 2017, 1:16 AM - Re: Prop/Replica Theater Room #6

    Total Remodel. Walls, doors, floors....very hard core.
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    Jan 11, 2017, 7:29 AM - Re: Prop/Replica Theater Room #7

    Are you keeping the flat panel or going projector?
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    Jan 11, 2017, 8:29 AM - Re: Prop/Replica Theater Room #8

    Stivie said: View Post
    Awesome project, looking forward to seeing how it turns out! Do you have a theme in mind? You're already off to a great start with Narsil.
    I had 3 different themes I was trying to choose from. I decided to toss out all 3 ideas because my props vary greatly and I didn't want the props to look out of place in the room. I had designed the room to look like the "bridge" of a star destroyer, second design was the interior of the Falcon, and the third idea was the hall inside Winterfell from Game of Thrones.

    The goal of the room is to display the props and I felt the props would get lost in the themed rooms.

    The room is very sleek, but for display purposes. It's gonna be great

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    Jan 11, 2017, 8:31 AM - Re: Prop/Replica Theater Room #9

    cavx said: View Post
    Are you keeping the flat panel or going projector?
    I have both, the screen is a roll up screen. We love the projector, but sometimes the tv is a better option. All the types of media will be hooked up to both the projector and tv.

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    Jan 11, 2017, 11:02 AM - Re: Prop/Replica Theater Room #10

    Are you concerned about light leakage from the windows? It could be an annoyance. I'm thinking about building a removable frame that would block out all light and still be light enough for a child to lift off to egress in case of an emergency.

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    Jan 11, 2017, 11:34 AM - Re: Prop/Replica Theater Room #11

    The windows will be fully covered, the white shelving (which won't be white) has a gray vinyl wrapped back pannels that isn't installed yet. That is what will fully block the windows.

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    Jan 11, 2017, 11:48 AM - Re: Prop/Replica Theater Room #12

    For a second I thought I was reading an Avs build thread.
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    Jan 11, 2017, 12:03 PM - Re: Prop/Replica Theater Room #13

    Dhart503 said: View Post
    For a second I thought I was reading an Avs build thread.
    What is avs and is that a good thing or bad thing?

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    Jan 11, 2017, 1:04 PM - Re: Prop/Replica Theater Room #14

    Great start - keep us posted will enjoy watching this come together.
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    Jan 11, 2017, 1:58 PM - Re: Prop/Replica Theater Room #15

    AVS - Audio Video Security. Home Automation can also fall into that. Dhart503 probably mentioned that because this thread is for Replica Props and I'm sure we'll all eager to see what you have to display once you finish up your renovations.

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    Jan 11, 2017, 2:13 PM - Re: Prop/Replica Theater Room #16

    I realize this is a thread for props... I thought people might want to see what goes into creating a space to display the props. It seems people are interested, but I can always stop updating until the props are displayed in the room and then update.

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    Jan 11, 2017, 2:14 PM - Re: Prop/Replica Theater Room #17

    Can't really look at the props until they are in a room...displayed.

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    Jan 11, 2017, 4:16 PM - Re: Prop/Replica Theater Room #18

    Not bashing. Eager to see the props too. Avs is a forum site for home theater things. They have dedicated home theater build threads. You can get a lot of great ideas from the guys there.
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    Jan 11, 2017, 5:52 PM - Re: Prop/Replica Theater Room #19

    Ok, here are the props... ahahahahaha

    Boxes and boxes...ahahahaClick image for larger version. 

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    Jan 11, 2017, 6:50 PM - Re: Prop/Replica Theater Room #20

    xena10ares said: View Post
    I have both, the screen is a roll up screen. We love the projector, but sometimes the tv is a better option. All the types of media will be hooked up to both the projector and tv.

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    What rez is the projector?

    I have 1920 x 1080 now and after seeing these new 3840 x 2160 units (most use E-Shift, but the SONY is real 4K), I want an upgrade.
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    Jan 11, 2017, 6:53 PM - Re: Prop/Replica Theater Room #21

    TazMan2000 said: View Post
    Are you concerned about light leakage from the windows? It could be an annoyance. I'm thinking about building a removable frame that would block out all light and still be light enough for a child to lift off to egress in case of an emergency.

    TazMan2000
    Easiest way to treat a window is to build a plug. You can remove it if you have to, but they seal up the window to be 100% light proof.
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    Jan 11, 2017, 6:54 PM - Re: Prop/Replica Theater Room #22

    I'm not sure. Someone gave it to me a few years ago. It was free, so I took it ahaha

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    Jan 11, 2017, 7:04 PM - Re: Prop/Replica Theater Room #23

    xena10ares said: View Post
    I'm not sure. Someone gave it to me a few years ago. It was free, so I took it ahaha

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    OK so it could be SD (480) or semi-HD (720 or 768)

    If it were a true 1080, you would not favor a TV. I installed one for a guy where the projected image was 2000 mm tall and it was Constant Image Height, so no black bars.

    He was not into props unfortunately.

    What are doing with the top portion of the riser? In the last image, there was a couch up there. If this was my room, I'd move that couch and use the space for equipment and of course, props. Also it keeps space behind the listener and the back wall for better surround sound.
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    Jan 11, 2017, 8:57 PM - Re: Prop/Replica Theater Room #24

    I am in the final stages of my themed theater/prop room, this is exciting!! Cannot wait to see what you do!
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    Jan 11, 2017, 9:07 PM - Re: Prop/Replica Theater Room #25

    Sharken Beard said: View Post
    I am in the final stages of my themed theater/prop room, this is exciting!! Cannot wait to see what you do!
    Yesssss I have been watching your thread for months! The lighted argonath boxes are GREAT

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