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post #3271 of 3297 Old 11-11-2016, 09:17 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi Mario,

Quick question...how low did you make your soffit from the ceiling? Just curious because as I want to make sure I go low enough so my lights can reach the middle to illuminate the Night Sky ceiling.

Love your build.

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Hi Chad. Thanks for the compliment.

My ceiling soffit drops down 12". I created this diagram for you. As you can see, the placement of the LED lights and Black Lights have an even shorter distance.
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Hi Chad. Thanks for the compliment.

My ceiling soffit drops down 12". I created this diagram for you. As you can see, the placement of the LED lights and Black Lights have an even shorter distance.
Perfect! Thanks so much.

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Great build! I believe you didn't texture your ceiling, are you still happy with the results of the night sky mural on a smooth ceiling? I've got a build going, planning a night sky as well. I'm on the fence if I should add texture or just leave it smooth. Jeff had mentioned that I'll see lots of tiny bumps on a smooth ceiling. Thanks for your thoughts


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Great build! I believe you didn't texture your ceiling, are you still happy with the results of the night sky mural on a smooth ceiling? I've got a build going, planning a night sky as well. I'm on the fence if I should add texture or just leave it smooth. Jeff had mentioned that I'll see lots of tiny bumps on a smooth ceiling. Thanks for your thoughts


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I'd recommend no texture. I'm still happy with the painted ceiling. My goal was to make the ceiling disappear and seem openly infinite.
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For those of you that haven't been into my theater, this is about as close as you can get without actually being here.

Thanks to my talented brother-in-law of Aeroworks Productions:

VIRTUAL (MATTERPORT) WALK-THROUGH OF CINEMAR HOME THEATER
https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=ur3p2q8Hk9r
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Theater looks beautiful! That rendering is awesome! Usually when you see them there's something a little distorted or tweaked but that looks perfect! Pretty awesome thing to be able to show off your theater! Lol
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For those of you that haven't been into my theater, this is about as close as you can get without actually being here.

Thanks to my talented brother-in-law of Aeroworks Productions:

VIRTUAL (MATTERPORT) WALK-THROUGH OF CINEMAR HOME THEATER
https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=ur3p2q8Hk9r
That rendering is awesome!

What a great way to show off the theatre.
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I couldn't get the VR part to work, but the regular render was cool.
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Just amazing... both the theater and this VR!
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That's fantastic. Well done by them!!!
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I couldn't get the VR part to work, but the regular render was cool.
Are you able to go to http://www.matterport.com and view any of their demos?
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Thanks guys!




Are you able to go to http://www.matterport.com and view any of their demos?
Yes. Installed the app, was able to see their other stuff, just couldn't get to your theater. Every time I tried, it just took me to the app download screen.
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One of the most beautiful theaters I have seen. Easily tops the ones in the multi-million dollar homes.
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One of the most beautiful theaters I have seen. Easily tops the ones in the multi-million dollar homes.
Wow. Thanks!
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Mario,

I just spend a week on and off reading your whole thread. I am in australia and we dont have alot of people doing this type of DIY work and it has been awesome to see your step by steps along the way, thanks again for all of your effort to keep the thread going whilst working on the theatre and family life im sure it has been alot of commitment!

Thanks again from Down Under.

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How is the plywood attached to the wall in your soffit? I didn't see any top view pics of the floating soffit but I might have overlooked them. One of the best theaters I have ever seen. Congrats and thanks for all of the detail.


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I just spend a week on and off reading your whole thread. I am in australia and we dont have alot of people doing this type of DIY work and it has been awesome to see your step by steps along the way, thanks again for all of your effort to keep the thread going whilst working on the theatre and family life im sure it has been alot of commitment!

Thanks again from Down Under.

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Hi Shane.

Thanks so much. I'm actually building an American Girl Doll house for my kids (Never was on my bucket list, but I'm gonna check it off) and had to look back at this thread to figure out how I did a particular joint. So it even comes in handy for me.
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How is the plywood attached to the wall in your soffit? I didn't see any top view pics of the floating soffit but I might have overlooked them. One of the best theaters I have ever seen. Congrats and thanks for all of the detail.


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It is cantilevered and attached to the hat channel track.
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American Girl Doll House

Off topic..

I finally wrapped up this 6' 4.5" American Girl Doll house for my two girls.

So far they are loving it. It ended up being a much larger project than I anticipated.

























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Nice Doll house, I'm sure they love it.
But you didn't install a home theater for the dolls

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Wow, Dad of the Year award candidate, for sure!!! Love the wood floors and all that lighting was not trivial.... plus that deck railing. Lots of work but a great end result that they will remember you for forever. Well done!
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Wow, amazing theatre. Even more amazing for the price-point it came in at. Should've had you budget mine out.
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Very impressive Mario.
When I saw that first picture I thought you might have planned to leave it outside and let the girls live in it.

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The Cinemar Home Theater Construction Thread

I would like to ask for suggestions on how to black out three windows in my home theater. I'm planning on building a 2x4 frame that will fit in the window opening that I can staple roxul safe and sound to or if you suggest something different that has better sound dampening qualities because the windows are going to be behind my main speakers and TV. I was also wanting a suggestion on material like black felt to cover the back and front of the frame.
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Windows are always tricky because you run into moisture and later mold problems.

Not saying that I have any real solution, but just something that I've heard others complain about after they cover their windows.

I had a cheap solution once, but it didn't include any sound absorption. I used multiple layers of dark felt, spaced out a little bit one from the next. This allowed for air to flow a little between the felt (it was pretty cheap stuff) layers, but there were enough layers that it eventually blocked all of the sunlight. You would need something a bit deeper than a regular window frame though to have a couple of inches between the layers.

Then again, I did that back in about 1996 and pretty much everything back then was either super expensive, or a bit "back woods redneck." I was young with no money, so I went with something cheap. LOL

Someone else will come along with a much better solution I am sure.

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Congratulations on the doll house, and your photogenic daughter (American Girl should sign her up!).

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