Saturday, July 19, 2008
(Originally published June 7, 2008)
Just finished construction of the stage. It's really more for cosmetics than purposeful. As the screen will stand out from the wall by 18 inches, there won't be enough room to stand on the stage in front of the screen. It also forms a sort of psychological barriers to keep little ones from walking up and touching the screen with sticky fingers!
The stage was framed up just like the seating riser, 2 x 8s over 30lbs roofing paper. The whole thing was then filled with dry sand. This creates a dead mass under the sub-woofer(s) to prevent unwanted reverberations. Once filled, the stage was topped with 3/4 inch ply, glued and screwed down.