Bring more entertainment to your backyard by building an outdoor movie theater!

DIY Outdoor Movie Theater

If you haven’t got a home theatre system, you’ve certainly seen or read about them. They are a great way to share family time, but there’s an even better alternative…

If you’ve got a cozy outdoor living space that you love spending some time in, why not complete the luxury by adding a DIY outdoor movie theater?

It’s simple, it’s easy, but most of all it’s a truly rewarding DIY project! 🙂

Worried about outdoor conditions and maintenance? This beautiful movie theater was of course designed for the outdoors. It was built with pressure-treated lumber, and you can use naturally rot-resistant timber such as cedar, redwood, Merbau, or any of the durable species of Australian hardwoods.

DIY Outdoor Movie Theater

The screen is also protected from the weather since it is retractable, and the setup includes a top enclosure to house it when not in use.

Now your DIY project will only be as good as how you built it. So make sure to seal the top enclosure properly to prevent water from getting in and producing molds on your screen. You can also add some sort of awning for further protection in case of a sudden downpour of rain while you are watching…

Just imagine – enjoying a good movie or TV series under the stars, right in your very own backyard!

What do you think? Is this going to be your next outdoor project?

See the step-by-step tutorial now by heading over to the link provided below our gallery!

You’ll need these materials:

  • 92″ Retractable Protector Screen
  • 2 pcs 4x4x8 Pressure Treated Lumber (posts)
  • 7 pcs 2x6x8 Pressure Treated Lumber (studs)
  • 3 pcs 2x3x8 Pressure Treated Lumber (studs)
  • 2 pcs 2x4x8 Pressure Treated Lumber (studs)
  • 4-6 bags of 50lbs Quick Setting Concrete
  • Paintable Latex Waterproof Sealant
  • 56 pcs 2 1/2″ Deck Screws
  • 1″ Deck Screws
  • 2 pcs 1/2″ x 6″ Bolts
  • 2 pcs 1/2″ Nuts
  • 4 pcs 1/2″ Flat Washers

And these tools:

  • 3/4″ Wrenches
  • Cordless Drill
  • Tape Measure
  • Level
  • Spade
  • Handsaw

Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox. 8-)

You can get step-by-step instructions from Ryan Benoit over at The Horticult



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