Thanks TW! I don't know why, but I never really thought about putting the lights directly on the pillars. I've seen them in about 20 AVS-ers pics, but for some reason never considered it. That looks really good.
I actually framed out my columns before I saw your pics, but may incorporate some of your features in the finished product.
So I met wit the contractor early yesterday. Nice guy, and one hell of a worker. I'm also finishing a bathroom, and will try to throw a pic or two up... Basically before I let him help with the theater, I wanted to see how good he was. So I turned him loose on the bathroom. He finished about half of my entire punch list in two days. Color me impressed. As soon as he's done in that room, I'm going to have him help on the theater.
I had a few friends come over to help in the theater for both Sat and Sun. We completed the following:
-Riser is DONE except for two clean-up cuts on one stair. Holy cow, I was no where near as close to being done with this on Thurs than I thought. I still had to fill it with insulation, then plastic, then plywood, then tar paper, then plywood again. Took almost all of Saturday.
-Made column frames and placed them roughly where they should be. Still have to calculate final positions. I used Anand's plans from Anandtech.com for them:http://anandtech.com/weblog/default.aspx?bcategory=8
I've got a LOT to do still in three weeks. I think with the pro help, I'll get 'er done. I'll post pics as soon as I can get my overly-sore self back downstairs to clean up... I'm wiped!