I have been away from this thread for a while. Not only have I been busy, with the Noesis and S2 as well as the theater chairs, I can have a decent movie watching and music listening experience even without my surrounds, which are still sitting in the closet.
However, I have made a little more progress.
I cleaned up the closet at the back of the theater, by installing curio cabinets from elsewhere in the house to display my kids toys, my movie memorabilia and hold my blu-rays.
Here is a close up of my Indiana Jones shelf.
I still need to put a door on that closet. However, my next job, which will hopefully happen in the next 3 weeks is to get the surrounds installed.
The left surround will be behind these shelves.
There is a storage area behind them. I will cut a hole in the back with a jig saw and then attach speaker cloth to cover it. There will be pictures in front of the speaker, so I will have to attach the pictures to the shelves with quake hold so they don't rattle.
On the right side of the room and for both rear surrounds. I am either going to make custom floating shelves or attach them with French cleats. The right wall is made of plywood, so attaching frames for the shelves made of 2x4's shouldn't be too difficult.
I am going to wrap the speakers that will be visible in the room in white speaker grill cloth to make them look like the acoustic panels I already have in the room. Hopefully that will achieve a high enough WAF that I will get away with it.
I probably should go with the French cleats for as clean a look as possible with the minimum amount of work, but I am reluctant to put holes in my T8's. I will just have to get over it.