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I don't know much about the Painted Star ceilings, but if you look at page 2, mostly posts 40-48, this thread references doing a 'knock down' ceiling, which my IMPRESSION means a little less perfect of a requirement.

New build (Mason)

This theater had the NightSkyMurals guy come out and do the Star ceiling for him, is that your plan? If so, you could talk with him about the knock down ceiling vs the 'perfect' ceiling.

I am in the mid-west (Cincinnati Area), and my bids/cost to hang & finish my drywall ranged from $25/ board up to $40/ board. I think 'most' of that was the finishing part vs the hanging. You could calculate your boards x this price range and see how this compares to your $1,500 quote.

If I was covering my walls, and the 'knockdown' ceiling means less perfect, I might swing it myself. If the ceiling has to be perfect, I would definitely hire that out.... of course, assuming I could find someone!!
Interesting... yeah it sounds like I'm going to be doing my own drywall finishing now. I don't know why I was under the impression that the ceiling needed to be "perfect". I can put a knockdown texture on it to hide my lack of skills with taping and mudding. Makes it even better now that I know that it helps out with the mural as well.

The walls I really don't care about because they are going to be painted black and covered with fabric panels floor to ceiling.

Exciting. Now the only thing slowing up this project is me.

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Looking really good! I am also in Ashburn. Welcome to the NOVA Theater "club" :-)

If I were to do mine over I would do the detached walls.

How are you planning on building the fabric panels? I have some info on how I did mine in my build thread that may be useful.

My soffits are also similar to yours except that I left the sides "open" by making removable fabric panels using yards sticks and magnets.

I plan to go back and stuff them with pink fluffy stuff.
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Looking really good! I am also in Ashburn. Welcome to the NOVA Theater "club" :-)

If I were to do mine over I would do the detached walls.

How are you planning on building the fabric panels? I have some info on how I did mine in my build thread that may be useful.

My soffits are also similar to yours except that I left the sides "open" by making removable fabric panels using yards sticks and magnets.

I plan to go back and stuff them with pink fluffy stuff.
Nice, I'll look over your build thread.

Why did you leave the sides open? Future proofing?

I like the idea of yard stick + fabric panel idea for me to finish the soffit idea. Since my joints look terrible and have completely broken open at this point.. This way I can cover up all the imperfections in my MDF soffit joints with fabric.

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Nice, I'll look over your build thread.

Why did you leave the sides open? Future proofing?

I like the idea of yard stick + fabric panel idea for me to finish the soffit idea. Since my joints look terrible and have completely broken open at this point.. This way I can cover up all the imperfections in my MDF soffit joints with fabric.

Couple reasons I left the sides open.

- First is I still need to go back and put in my recessed lighting and all I have to do is pop the panels off to get access.

- Second is that is makes it really easy to add any cabling that I may need in the future. I just put an infrared receiver at the front of the room and ran the cable back to the AV equipment through the soffit. (Maybe add Atmos? Maybe add Fluffy stuff later...)

Hope I am not threadjacking..... but here is a picture of the soffit covered with a "yardstick panel" - If you look closely in the following picture the left half of the soffit is the yardstick panel covered with the fabric and the right half is a test fitting of the yardstick panel without the fabric. I used Rare Earth Magnets super glued to the panels and they worked great. The panels just grab on the metal soffit framing. (I only used the yardstick panels for the sides of the soffits, not the bottoms.)

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Couple reasons I left the sides open.

- First is I still need to go back and put in my recessed lighting and all I have to do is pop the panels off to get access.

- Second is that is makes it really easy to add any cabling that I may need in the future. I just put an infrared receiver at the front of the room and ran the cable back to the AV equipment through the soffit. (Maybe add Atmos? Maybe add Fluffy stuff later...)

Hope I am not threadjacking..... but here is a picture of the soffit covered with a "yardstick panel" - If you look closely in the following picture the left half of the soffit is the yardstick panel covered with the fabric and the right half is a test fitting of the yardstick panel without the fabric. I used Rare Earth Magnets super glued to the panels and they worked great. The panels just grab on the metal soffit framing. (I only used the yardstick panels for the sides of the soffits, not the bottoms.)

Definitely not threadjacking. Any input is definitely appreciated. I think I may end up covering the bottom of the soffits with fabric and this would be the best way to do it - never would have thought of using yard sticks as the frame.

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See posts 36 and 70 in my build for more info on the yardsticks.
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