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post #841 of 868 Old 01-07-2015, 11:11 AM - Thread Starter
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1 5/8 25 ga metal track, lightweight and straight. leave the bottom off, screw up the top then add the bottom.
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This is one of my favorite HT's on AVS - I really like the layout, large columns, colors and especially the wainscoting. Keeping the chair rail the same level throughout the entire room gives the illusion that the riser area is taller than it really is. How high is the chair rail on the riser? And on the main floor?

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Dry walling sucks!! Having to do it twice sucks even more. Although my input was limited, I still did enough to know that I would not like to do it again.
Amen brother...Amen!
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Big and/or NYGIANTSFAN - were the front columns left white like the rest of the columns? I'm going with this same color scheme and I'm wondering if the front columns will cause glare/reflection if I leave them white.
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The colums are very shallow so not a big surface to glare. The color is not white it is an off white cream. Not a huge difference but it is subtle and you would notice if you held a piece of white paper up the paint.
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Big/NYGIANTSFAN, I just found this thread while starting to plan a theater room, and it looks awesome! It's also be hugely helpful in learning how a few of the details are put together, so thanks for spending your time here. I've searched this forum a few times but haven't been able to find exact dimensions of the room beyond the height. Do you know what they are by chance? From back wall to screen and back wall to front wall, and the width, just to give us planners and idea of scale in the photos. Sorry if this has already been posted, I've searched and browsed through it a few times!

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overall dimensions on the bottom of post #2
screen wall 2 ft from front wall
back of first row 11 1/2 ft from screen
back of second row 18 ft

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The colums are very shallow so not a big surface to glare. The color is not white it is an off white cream. Not a huge difference but it is subtle and you would notice if you held a piece of white paper up the paint.
This is how I am finishing my theater (paneling on the bottom). A couple of questions.
How tall is the paneled part?
What did you use for acoustic treatment under the fabric on the side walls?
Any reflective issues you notice with the paneling?

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I think I've said this before but I love Jeff's trim work. just so darn pretty.
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Nitro, I am not too sure what kind of acoustic treatment Big used under the fabric; sorry. As far as reflective issues, I have not noticed any and I use the room quite often now.
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Jorock, Thanks and all of Jeffs work is a thing of beauty. There is no problem that Jeff cannot fix, work around or adjust to. His attention to detail is impeccable. I was grateful and lucky to have him build my theater room. The only regret I have, is carrying those damn 50Lb sandbags halfway around the house and into the basement................
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This theater is my design inspiration. Awesome work all the way around. If you see a theater on here in about a year that looks vaguely familiar, it'll be mine.

One question I had that after going through this thread about a dozen times: I see the columns are MDF and basically three sided to cover the shelf supported speakers...But how did BIG secure the columns to the wall? The only place I can really think of, would be the speaker shelf.

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I actually can't remember but I think put cross pieces In a few places where the fourth side of the box would be and with the fabric off ran screws into the wall. If I didn't put cross prices there isn't much to hold the box square. The column sits on the floor so all you need is to snug it to the wall, no real weight to hold. I'm on the road so I can't dig into my photo archive but I might have something later

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I actually can't remember but I think put cross pieces In a few places where the fourth side of the box would be and with the fabric off ran screws into the wall. If I didn't put cross prices there isn't much to hold the box square. The column sits on the floor so all you need is to snug it to the wall, no real weight to hold. I'm on the road so I can't dig into my photo archive but I might have something later

Thanks BIG, that makes sense. Can't wait to see what's next for you!
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Keeping this beautiful build thread going...I have a question. Was there any texture on the wall, or did the finisher make the whole room smooth finish? I think I can tell below the chair rail is smooth texture (hard to do...I've done it, yikes). But above the wainscot, is there some knock down texture or something...or smooth up there around the fabric, too?

Thanks in advance. I have to say...really, really nice job to all involved...and Big as the quarterback. Really nice.

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In this region smooth is common, I had a home in CA with knock down and it was really hard to do renovation and get it to blend well. I prefer smooth, not really hard to do, big wide blade and sand.
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Thanks, Big. I just spoke to my drywall guys last night, and the smooth out here is "extra". I've always lived in the west (or Europe), so didn't realize it was so common elsewhere. Needless to say, I'm paying for smooth for the theater. I think it looks much better.

And sorry to keep pestering, but do you or NYGIANTSFAN23 remember what sheen the paint was? It doesn't look flat in the pics, so I'm thinking a satin or something, but would love to know what was used. I know NYG said earlier that he doesn't notice too many light reflections in the room, so maybe if it's satin it's working out okay even though it's a lighter color. That kind of information would be helpful for me right now...I'm trying to plan my color scheme now to take my mind off of the HVAC work, insulation all over me, and drywall.

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Sorry for not responding to PM's, I have been off the site for a while. Thanks Jeff for answering questions for me.
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1 5/8 25 ga metal track, lightweight and straight. leave the bottom off, screw up the top then add the bottom.
Are there any soffit details, light tray crown? And is that trim on the ceiling? It's hard for me to figure out how you constructed this. Can you draw a side diagram of this for me? It looks like dry wall and finished corners, but the lower crown profile is hard to figure hour from the pictures?

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maybe these pics will help. There is a crown mounted on the side of the soffit filled with a rope light, then there is a crown at the ceiling and the light reflects off the ceiling crown. then there is a small molding about a foot or so in from the edge of the room on the ceiling purely for decoration. The crown under soffit is a smaller variety. I think if you take these pictures to a molding shop they can hook you up. It will usually be cheaper than the big boxes.




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maybe these pics will help. There is a crown mounted on the side of the soffit filled with a rope light, then there is a crown at the ceiling and the light reflects off the ceiling crown. then there is a small molding about a foot or so in from the edge of the room on the ceiling purely for decoration. The crown under soffit is a smaller variety. I think if you take these pictures to a molding shop they can hook you up. It will usually be cheaper than the big boxes.






Great option for your crown (inexpensive and great for using recessed rope/led lighting) :

http://creativecrown.com

I used this stuff in my last home for 'cove' lighting effect and it looked awesome. Also super easy to install since it's so light. Paintable and makes for really nice seams at joint locations. If you decide to use incandescent rope light vs led, you'll just need to line the inside (back side) of the molding with metal 3M type tape since they produce heat. The company provides complete 'how to's' on their sight for running rope lighting using their molding.

Good luck with your project!

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Sorry Guys, Ive been really busy at work and have not had time to respond. The color is (Duron) water chestnut GLN05.
What is the color of the ceiling? Does it reflect much light from the projector?
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What recessed lighting is used here. I think you said you put them 8" away from wall?
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it comes with a free halogen bulb, but recently I've been throwing them away and using SunSun MR16 GU10 base LED bulbs, they do dim. (Amazon)
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Big - I see the columns/speakers are offset from the seating positions. How much does this affect the surround sound quality? I may need to do something similar and wonder how much of a compromise this is?
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