Most of you may already know this but, the color black is relative. I'm covering my stage with black carpet. I came home with 3 samples. Wow!! What a difference between the three!! Under the lights at home the left sample looks gray and the middle one looks purple!! Needless to say I went with the one on the right Funny, I thought I was gonna pick the middle one!!! Glad I brought home the samples!!
Ah, he returns and showing progress to boot! Welcome back thanks for leaving us hanging. Oh and going carpet shopping without the advise of a CCC is risky business. Careful attentions needs to be paid when you are treading the shark infested waters of carpet shopping. You have already experienced seeing carpet in your own environment is a must.
Looks good and the wife must be really happy with her workout room, that is pretty slick.
Who's excited? This guy!!!! The carpet for the stage is here!!! Rented the carpet stapler and tools from Home Depot and ready to rock and roll. I'm hoping to have it done tomorrow. I'll post pics tomorrow night.
THE STAGE IS DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very pleased with the end results. All in all it wasn't that bad to do. The hardest parts were dealing with the curve and seaming the one foot section one the righthand side. I do know one thing for sure. I dont ever want to lay carpet for a living!! This step really pulled the room together and I couln't be happier! The wife got me the Polk speakers I've been eyeballing for Christmas and the cherry finish looks fantastic with the new stage!!! Enjoy. I am.
Hey guys! Been digging aroung tonight and can't seem to find the answer I need. I currently have and plan on using my 120" Da-lite screen (see pics of build). My plans were to treat the back wall with 1" linacoustic and cover that with black velvet and nice heavy curtians on both sides of screen. My concern at the moment is will the screen reflect sound from the rear speakers (7.1 setup). Feedback please!
I wouldn't worry too much about reflections from the rear speakers -- not much sound really comes from the rears. But I would be sure to treat the front wall behind the screen to reduce reflections generally. In my case it will be 2 layers of 1-inch Linacoustic with a layer of 6-mil poly plastic in between.
Ok, now on to trimming out the HT for the Linacoustic. Picked up a product called Miratec 5/4 trim at my local Menards. It's 1" thick and reasonably priced at 75 cents a foot. I've finished the back wall and am happy with the results.
Getting ready to trim out the the entry to the HT and ran accross this. Sad reminder on how long this is actually taking me. It was put there by my then 14 year old son. He's going to be 19 next month!!!!!! Gotta stay focused and and reach the finish line!!! Am I the only one here with the slower than the speed of darkness build???
Good evening all. Hope everyone had a great and productive weekend. With that being said, I put a small dent in the HT. I trimmed out the door to the HT. That itself went fairly quick but, the staining and varnishing took the bulk of my time. Install was a breeze with my new Porter Cable nailers. Why did it take me so long to get one of these???? Purchased a 4 piece set with 2 nailers, a staple gun and compressor for $199.00 at Home Depot. Best $200 I ever spent!!! Here are some pics of the finished work. Took them with the iphone so the door looks a little fish eyed. Trust me, everything is square and true. As you all can see, I currently have no plans for doors. I may consider some heavy drapes in the future if I see the need to "close" the room. Enjoy!