Some pictures summarizing the theater as it looked at 8PM yesterday.
Took another crack at rope light pictures, this time with the light tray lights on. This obviously ticked my little pocket camera into a faster shutter speed and the reds aren't overblown.
I think D mentioned that I was slaving away on the columns while he was doing many other electrical and insulation items. The tasks that I worked on this week involved putting wood putty on all the nail holes and other issues, sanding, applying a generous coat of sanding sealer, sanding again, then applying a dark primer (lesson learned from painting the light tray)
Here are the column parts
one other column task was to round over the edges of the frames to match the metal support structures, Also used some black silicon seal to glue them in place
The plan is for electrical and speaker wires to drop down inside the columns so in order to make the speaker covers removable I needed to notch the backs to fit over the wires.
Now that we had moved the door, Damelon installed the light controllers. Four RF dimmer switches. Stage, Light tray, Step lights and Rope lights. He used adjustable depth boxes and positioned them one inch out from the wall. Surrounded the switches with 1 inch of MDF so that we will have something to attach the fabric to when the wall gets covered with one inch thick panels. The dimmers are Leviton Vizia.
Now finally about 5:30 yesterday we got to our task of making the panel frames for the bottom of the soffits. Recalling that the soffits themselves contain a mixture of ductwork, vents and insulation for bass trapping we needed a combination of solid and open frames. Instead of stick built frames I suggested we just take plywood strips and remove the parts we didn't need.
Here is a part that will cover the duct work and have an opening for the vent.
The solid part covering the ductwork forms a quasi dead vent.
Here is an example of an open frame
we cut an labeled each piece corresponding to where it went in the room.
All in all I would say making them this way went a lot faster as we were done by 7:30
They will get painted black and covered in fabric.
These panels will be going on the soffit bottoms. Here is a shot of the insulation tucked up in the soffit, a layer of Fiberglass and a 1 inch layer of cotton insulation.
Not sure if anyone noticed the 2 inches of 3lb, cotton insulation that Damelon stuck on the front wall between the bass traps.
Speaking of painting things black that will end up behind black fabric, Damelon wasn't 100% convinced of the need for the extra effort. So I laid a piece of the GOM FR 701 over a piece of wood and took this picture.
Of course D said yes, but who is going to be taking a flash picture of my theater? My thinking is just about every visitor that has a camera in hand!
The weekend was not without it's gag reel outtakes. I decided to practice my baton twirling with an 8 ft soffit panel and put a little oops right in the middle of the ceiling. I also managed to saw a 2 inch gash in one of my old work tables. My new Bosch jig saw didn't even hesitate to let me know I was cutting not only the panel but also the table, sorry no picture I will insert one next time.
Some other tasks D completed included wiring up the equipment room outlet and installing a ceiling light.