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I love this part of our builds. Everything we do has final visible results, not like framing which will be invisible when the project is done.

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Looks very nice Brad!
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I love this part of our builds. Everything we do has final visible results, not like framing which will be invisible when the project is done.

It is the most fun to see on the forums for viewers too..

so interesting to see actual results

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Looks Good man!

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Hey Brad - looking good! Quick question...

How far out in front of your screen are those screen lights? Is there a generally accepted distance? I'm trying to locate mine now and I have a joist that's kinda in the way....I'm probably going to end up at either about 4" in front of the screen or 18" in front...

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It is the most fun to see on the forums for viewers too..

so interesting to see actual results
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Looks very nice Brad!
Thanks guys!

Yeah very satisfying stage of the build, seeing large areas getting finished material up - also painful if/when you screw something up and have to figure a way to fix it!

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Hey Brad - looking good! Quick question...

How far out in front of your screen are those screen lights? Is there a generally accepted distance? I'm trying to locate mine now and I have a joist that's kinda in the way....I'm probably going to end up at either about 4" in front of the screen or 18" in front...

Thanks!
Thanks Ben, the center of the fixtures is 8 3/4" away from the face of the false wall studs. So once the panels are around the screen, it will maybe an inch less then less. As far as guidelines for positioning, not sure, I just eyeballed it best I could, taking into account the curved face of the bulkhead. Pretty sure there are general guidelines for light spread, etc., but not sure what they are. For the soffit lighting (sides, back), I remember reading and applying some rule I saw, same with the tray depth.
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I'm looking forward to actually getting the audio end dialed in too - haven't done anything in that regard, since no carpet in yet - BFD just sitting there in the chain flat.
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post #278 of 956 Old 03-11-2011, 01:32 PM - Thread Starter
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Last night I had precut some of the vinyl I'm putting on the column sides, and couldn't wait to try it out - so I had at it on my lunch break, managed to get the sides of two of the columns done - the stapling for these sure goes quicker than the soffit, much easier to handle:

I stapled on the first side before I started taking any pics of the process:







From the start - cut a panel a bit oversize to allow for wrapping/stapling:



stapled the inside edge:



flipped it over and started pulling the material tight and stapling:



done stapling all around:



trimmed off excess, and used xacto knife to cut holes where the mounting screws on the sides go:



right side column done and test fitted:



left side column done and test fitted:



Not screwed down yet, because (a) they will need to be out of the way when the carpet is installed, and (b) I need to cut an inch or so off the bottoms to clear the carpet / pad. Shouldn't be too bad, add a piece of bracing a little higher, cut away the vinyl with xacto knife, and then saw off the bottom. Trim will be covering top and bottom.

Will also need to sand the face panels some, as I didn't leave quite enough clearance for the vinyl and speaker fabric in the nooks.

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More productive than my lunch hour. Things are really coming together.
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Upholstery looks great!

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Looking awesome. I'm stealing your column design.
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Looking awesome. I'm stealing your column design.

Thanks rader, steal away, I'd be honored, it's interesting too seeing how people adapt other people's designs - mine is after all a sort of combination of other designs I've seen (combo of box framed fabric covered, and Ronnie Jackson's sloped).
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Man that vinyl is insane! That is going to look awesome once the fabric is on the front of those columns. Great work once again my friend.

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Man that vinyl is insane! That is going to look awesome once the fabric is on the front of those columns. Great work once again my friend.
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Finished up the rest of the column sides on Saturday - here are the front and side columns, with the face frames in place (spent a couple hours today belt sanding the edges to make them fit after the vinyl was added):



rear corner columns:



all of the right side columns:



Saturday afternoon, I got the black speaker fabric up over the OC 703 behind the screen wall - the speaker cloth is 102" width, so no seam, covers top to bottom (well except the part on the lower left where I accidentally ripped the fabric, and had to put a patch over it - oh well, its behind the screen wall, so I didn't care enough to do a pretty fix). Looks a bit smudgy, I need to go over it with a lint roller I picked up at Staples:



The LCRs sit on Rubbermaid adjustable shelving - the shelf support rails are attached to vertical 2x4s laid flat, with channels routed in them - allowed me to attach the fabric to the 2x4s after I cut out to expose the rails - edges of the fabric are glued to the inside of the channel with contact cement.

Closeup of channels that the adjustable shelf supports sit in (may need to touch the gold screw heads with a sharpie):



And I received the recessed fixture socket extensions I ordered, so I put the eyeball trims in:



Next step will be to paint the column face frames black, then cover them with speaker fabric. Oh, and take care of some cleanup on the soffit fabric, trim etc.
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Looking GREAT Brad!! Keep up the awesome work.
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Wow!! You have made some great progress. Everything looks fantastic.

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Hey Brad - How do you like the ball grill guides that you're using?

How many to you end up using? Where did you get them?

Things are looking great. I'm looking forward to you screen. I feel like that the next big hurdle on my build.

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Well done Brad! Your place is really taking shape and looking great! But I'm sort of mad at you...your ceiling color looks so good that I'm rethinking my own color scheme!

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Brad,

Great work on designing those soffits!! I also like the use of the columns, and the speakers within them. Good thread. This is some excellent work!
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Looking GREAT Brad!! Keep up the awesome work.

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Hey Brad - How do you like the ball grill guides that you're using?

How many to you end up using? Where did you get them?

Things are looking great. I'm looking forward to you screen. I feel like that the next big hurdle on my build.

The ball guides seem to be working fine - I cranked the system to reference to see if anything rattled, and didn't notice anything (yet). They require a flat surface though, in a few places I had to shim a bit because the walls were a little off - without a flat wall, the balls will want to pop out of the sockets. I've almost exhausted 17 packs of 12, so 204 pairs. I got them from partsexpress - $3 each pack, so about $50. Will need a few more packs for the panels on the screen wall.

I'm looking forward to the screen too! And a projector!!

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Well done Brad! Your place is really taking shape and looking great! But I'm sort of mad at you...your ceiling color looks so good that I'm rethinking my own color scheme!

Lol, well, can always paint? Painting a ceiling isn't much fun though, especially if you're already past the mess making stage.
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column face fabric (Rose Brand speaker cloth) is up (well, temporarily anyway)!

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rear:



the gang's all here:



closeup to show the joints between face panels (flash washes the color out, but you can at least see the joint):



I still need to add short panels at the bottom (most of which will be covered with baseboard).
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That looks stunning Brad! And unique. Until I borrow from the idea. Seeing yours does point out that I've got to add to my columns in some way. Simple brown boxes are, well, simple.

Keep up the good work. You're closing in.

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Looks Fantastic! Great combination of colors and materials.

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As usual, very impressive!

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Every time I get something accomplished and sit back and say to myself "hey that looks pretty good", I look forward to posting pics and sharing it with you guys (hey where did the gals go, didn't there used to be at least a couple? McCall comes to mind, she of the stretch velvet, haven't seen her post in a while, but maybe she's too busy watching movies). It really takes another freak to appreciate the work of a freak I guess (i.e. the love for building an HT is a niche that not everyone appreciates to the same degree that we do).

So thanks again for following and chiming in - whether its applause or jeers ("WTF did you do that for??").
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Every time I get something accomplished and sit back and say to myself "hey that looks pretty good", I look forward to posting pics and sharing it with you guys (hey where did the gals go, didn't there used to be at least a couple? McCall comes to mind, she of the stretch velvet, haven't seen her post in a while, but maybe she's too busy watching movies). It really takes another freak to appreciate the work of a freak I guess (i.e. the love for building an HT is a niche that not everyone appreciates to the same degree that we do).

So thanks again for following and chiming in - whether its applause or jeers ("WTF did you do that for??").

I agree totally! Every time I tell someone about my project and some of the lengths I'm going to attempt to soundproof I get funny looks and people telling me I'm wasting time and money. Then I come here and feel like I'm doing a fraction of what others are doing. At least my wife is entertaining me. I told her all the things I want to do will probably cost around $1500 and that it can't be done later if we want to and she was fine with it.

Your build is looking great. I love the columns with the fabric fronts to hide the speakers. I will be looking at that as I go along. I'm kind of designing as I go, which I'm sure will cause some rework but that's just how my dad and I operate.
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Brad, great build - it's really coming together very well

I especially like the lighting - mind if i steal some lighting layout ideas?
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Brad, great build - it's really coming together very well

I especially like the lighting - mind if i steal some lighting layout ideas?

Thanks jesto, I'm following yours as well, and of course you're in good hands. Feel free to steal away!

A few things to keep in mind, in case any of it helps:

- The 3" lights I used (sent a link to Jeff) are halogens, so they run hot. The base of the cans is permitted to lie directly on drywall or wood ceiling (bottom of the soffit in my case) though. Since my soffit is fabric covered (although fire retardant), I may add thin masonite rings under them to keep them off the fabric, not sure yet. I tested yesterday, leaving them all full on for an hour, and felt the trim rings, they do warm up, but not nearly as hot as the fixture itself.
- They are plenty bright; actually, if I had planned on doing the soffit with lights from the outset (it was a late addition, not in the original plan), I could easily have skipped the ceiling cans. My space is 23x17 (21x17 taking away the false wall), and there are a total of 14 3" cans in the soffits - 5 on each side, and 4 in the back. Brighter than running the 6 4" ceiling cans.
- If you're planning columns, work out the can location with them in mind; I had to balance between spacing them neatly between columns, or having them evenly distributed along the soffit, and I close the latter, to keep the lighting fairly even.
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Not a ton of progress this weekend. Saturday was mostly yardwork - weeds had gotten out of control. Sunday was rainy and windy, so didn't want to spend all day outside - but did get a few things done:

- added fabric (Commando cloth) over the insulation above the area behind the screen.
- added trim fabric to the edges of the bulkhead where I screwed up and ran short on fabric on the big piece - actually looks pretty good, relieved - the fabric sucks up light so effectively that you can't see it at all from the ground, even with lights on.
- cut out for a couple access panels in the soffit (access to junction box where soffit lights are wired; access to outlet where rope light is plugged in), and made the access panels, covered them, and put them in place (just friction fit now, will add some velcro).
- trimmed off excess fabric on the inside of the soffit, so now I get a nice clean edge on the rope light effect
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