Last weekend I decided to move the screen wall back 2.5 inches. This gave me some space between the screen frame and the screen wash gimbals. This also gives the screen wash a much better look.
I also painted the AV Rack closet. This flat black is nuts... anywhere you touch it leaves a dusty fingerprint.
I decided to mock up my AV Rack design in Sketchup. I'm glad I did. It helped me to work out what I wanted to do and I had to modify my design slightly. Better to modify it in Sketchup now than to waste perfectly good wood on a Saturday afternoon.
Here is a pic with the rack overlaid on a real picture of the rack opening. I just learned how to do this in Sketchup last night. Not sure this is the intended purpose of the tool but it helps to visualize my design.
The only thing different with my design than others on AVS who have used the same shelving system is that:
1) I wanted to leave space around the shelves for wiring and for light to shine through.
2) I wanted to close in the back of the rack with a thin board of wood that I can easily remove and replace when going behind the rack to make wiring adjustments, etc
3) I want to use MDF shelves as opposed to plywood because I like the smoothness of MDF for painting. I'll probably use a glossy black paint for the shelves that doesnt attract dust and smudges
4) at some point I want to integrate a PC fan in the top rack shelf or in the back panel... not sure it will work on the back panel because the panel will be so thin.. I'm thinking 1/8 of an inch...
I got my oak crown moulding delivered the other day for the soffit light tray. I found a good deal on eBay which was almost half the price of Home Depot's for the exact same molding. Win! I cant wait to get it up. I've never hung crown but I've done some research and I think I can do it.. If I mess up I can always shoot over to HD to get more molding to replace my goofs. I'll probably buy that molding jig thingy to help keep me from getting dislexic on all those forward and backwards angle cuts.