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post #31 of 58 Old 11-25-2011, 11:14 PM
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Bacon Race was the final kick in the ass I needed to get started.

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post #32 of 58 Old 01-16-2012, 04:11 PM
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The exposed yellow is OC703 Fiberglass. The frames in front of the fiberglass will be covered with GOM fabric with the color of our choice.

I know that the soffit is not exposed in every direction for bass trapping BUT there are so many geometric surfaces comprising the soffit that it should add to the diffusive properties, if not bass trapping.
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Love the curves - as I see my house going up and I get to see the cabinet shop do it's thing, I realize just how difficult it is to make curves like that.

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My room is not finished yet but I just finished my soffit recently. It was a lot of work but I'm very pleased with how it turned out.











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My room is not finished yet but I just finished my soffit recently. It was a lot of work but I'm very pleased with how it turned out.

Beautiful design, excellent craftsmanship on the soffits, lighting, and star sky.

The black parts of the soffit look like cloth on frames (maybe stretchy grill cloth)? How are the gray frames made? Wood, then paint? Very impressive. I hope visitors take a moment to look at the screen when you play movies! I'd be looking up.

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Beautiful design, excellent craftsmanship on the soffits, lighting, and star sky.

The black parts of the soffit look like cloth on frames (maybe stretchy grill cloth)? How are the gray frames made? Wood, then paint? Very impressive. I hope visitors take a moment to look at the screen when you play movies! I'd be looking up.

They are frames covered in cloth. The cloth is guilford of maine broadcast fabric in the color Mink. At the rear of the room they are frames made of 3" MDF covered in the fabric. The rear soffit is filled with insulation to act as a bass trap. The panels at the sides of the room are plywood covered with fabric. I made these solid so that it would provide additional isolation of some of the HVAC stuff in the soffit. The panels are held in place with velcro so they can be removed for wiring retrofit later if needed. There are more details in my full build thread.

By the way Roger - Love your theater - I have lots of photos from that bookmarked. Love your combination of gear. I'm also planning on going against the grain here and having floorstanding speakers out in front of the screen and audio is a high priority for me. The center will be behind the screen along with the infinite baffle subs.
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Here's another update on my soffit.









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a borrowed design with small twist
combination of 3/4 mdf and 1/2 mdf for the profile with 2 5/8 crown above and below the soffit .



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looks awesome

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Wow!! Looks really nice.
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can anyone tell me where the soffits are with the metal channel? I thought I marked it but cant find it anywhere. the metal channel is a drywall strip or a metal stud or something like that. just trying to get the dimensions correct for special order.
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thanks J!

thats the one!


** has anyone ever attempted to install soffits using an ibeam, or floor joist? seems like it would be much simpler than cutting dozens of 2x4 and fixing them all individually. especially since the joist is the perfect dimension.

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Good revive of this thread. Some nice looking builds.
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Wow!!! Very nice work!

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Is an 8 ft ceiling too low for a soffit?
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** has anyone ever attempted to install soffits using an ibeam, or floor joist? seems like it would be much simpler than cutting dozens of 2x4 and fixing them all individually. especially since the joist is the perfect dimension.

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Ah heck, nm. Im just going for it . Ha !
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Interesting approach that I had never thought of.

Did it turn out the way you expected? Did you hang the joist first and then fill in with the support 2x4 or the other way around? Do you just affix the drywall to the joist's furring-type strip?

Do you think you could use the gap between the joist/soffit face and the drywall as a thin cable run?

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looking for the 25-Gauge Metal Track soffit builds. Can anyone link a few of the newer builds

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Here are some from my build, showing various stages.
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will a sophet work on a room that isnt a perfect square/rectangle? what i mean by this is the room iam using has a wall thats about 11 feet wide, 8 feet is slanted and then bout 3 feet is straight but the 3 feet which is a straight wall is pushed back behind the slanted wall by about 2 feet.

i hope this makes sense if not iam going to have to take some pics.

trying to figure out how i can make this work
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will a sophet work on a room that isnt a perfect square/rectangle? what i mean by this is the room iam using has a wall thats about 11 feet wide, 8 feet is slanted and then bout 3 feet is straight but the 3 feet which is a straight wall is pushed back behind the slanted wall by about 2 feet.

i hope this makes sense if not iam going to have to take some pics.

trying to figure out how i can make this work
Kind of a late reply, but pics would probably be helpful if you haven't posted them elsewhere.

Also just kinda wanted to bump this thread for more contribution
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Is an 8 ft ceiling too low for a soffit?
Not at all. I'd venture to say that the majority of HT's here have 8' ceilings or less. 9+' is much better, obviously, but we all have to make due with what we have.

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