Originally Posted by TMcG
Looking really good. I see you put a cleat on the side of the column to support the upper part of the wainscot.....has your plan to make the column removable changed? With the size of those column openings, I wouldn't blame you one bit.
Good eye. You are correct. Once I put my columns up, I realized that after I attached the trim, it would be an ordeal to get them out anyway. So, I made an audible and decided to just make them a permanent fixture. As you said, the openings are large enough that I should be able to get anything I need in there. If I ever needed to take a column out, it would have required surgery to the trim anyway. This also gives me something solid to attach the wainscoting to.
Originally Posted by Mfusick
Tim... That avatar ...! Lol... It's freaking me out.
+1. That avatar will forever be the way I imagine TMcG to look
Originally Posted by doublewing11
Are those new locations for rear and side surrounds? The rears are much closer to corners than what my design called for.
Looking great.......at this stage, it won't be long until its done! Who knows, you might beat TMcG at the finish line!
I do see lots of sanding and sealer in the near future with all that MDF...........but you have so many options at your disposal! You have access to every trim profile under the sun for columns........
It really shows........I can see you are so methodical..........perfection has it's perks......and downfalls. Downfalls......... as in some of us want to see you enjoying room!
I left the side surrounds as DE designed. I moved the rear surrounds closer to the 150 degrees. I believe Nyal would have preferred them to be closer to 135, but sadly there's a blasted door in the way.
I'm still in denial about the amount of sanding that's going to be required. I keep telling myself that I'll fill, sand, and seal all the MDF before the trim goes up, so I'll be able to do all the sanding with a palm sander. That should make it easy, right?
I had originally envisioned elaborate trim work in the room, but as I'm getting closer, I think I'm leaning more towards a simpler look. The rest of our house has some pretty wide trim, but it's not overly elaborate. I think it gives our house a classy, but not formal, look which I like. So I'm leaning towards just baseboard, crown, the cap on the wainscoting, and faux panels on the wainscoting. If I do anything else it will just be to hide my other mistakes…… So yeah, fortunately I have a wide selection of trim profiles to choose from