Projector shelf and porthole.
Finished the projector porthole and put the Edmunds glass in at an angle.
My initial plan for the projector was to make a platform that stands on the floor and does not touch anything else using 4x4 posts to add mass and strength. Well, I went ahead and built the thing but it did not work for multiple reasons. The whole thing was unstable and took up a ton of space while looking pretty unwieldy. So I tore the whole thing down and started over after ordering some IB3 clips.
I mounted the shelf to the walls using the IB3's so my hope is that the shelf is effectively decoupled from both the theater room and from footfalls from the kitchen floor above.
The angle in the shelf is to prevent the shelf from interfering with the AV rack.
I also cut in a vent between the area above the projector in the PJ room and the storage area behind it. My plan is to mount a fan in the storage area drawing the hot air out of the PJ room. You can also see the brush plate I installed to get the hdmi and misc cable from the storage area to the projector.
Then I finished it off with a little trim. Overall, I am pleased with the look. I hope it performs as well and prevents my projector from shaking.
Edit: I plan to add a piece of serenity matt for the projector to sit on. One more layer of damping and vibration control can't hurt right? As always final pics to come…..