Trim or not to trim front theater wall - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 Old 11-02-2013, 04:45 AM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
toofast68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NorthEast Ohio, USA
Posts: 938
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 19

I am finally making progress again and my wife and I are in a "battle".

 

How many of you actually put baseboard trim on your front theater wall ?  Mine will be FR701 Black Fabric over Linocoustic using the Fabricmate setup, etc.

 

This is NOT a dedicated theater per say, but it is a "dedicated" theater in a open room concept, so you will see baseboard trim on the back (drywall) walls, etc.

 

Any "opinions" are welcome.

 

Below is an overhead "Drawing" of the space to give everyone a visual....

 

700

toofast68 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 11-02-2013, 05:04 AM
HOME THEATER CONTRACTOR
 
BIGmouthinDC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 21,069
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 389 Post(s)
Liked: 679
It is a hard call, I've done it both ways,

Since you are not doing a false wall, it complicates the issue. The best approach visually if you are doing floor to ceiling fabric with a track system is to have the baseboard out from the wall the same distance as the fabric. I often use wood furring for fabric so the baseboard goes over top hiding the staples, In your case you would add furring behind the baseboard then mount the fabricmate track tight to the top of that. Of course you don't want to paint it white.

If you don't put something down at the bottom of the wall you will need to be carful to keep banging it with the vacuum.


I've done front walls without baseboards. After the room was carpeted I built frames surrounding the screen, see staggered panel thread in my signature. The panels sat directly on the carpet. We removed the front wall baseboard but the side wall panels mounted on top of the existing baseboards.

BIGmouthinDC is online now  
post #3 of 13 Old 11-02-2013, 05:26 AM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
toofast68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NorthEast Ohio, USA
Posts: 938
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 19

Yeah, tell me about it...

 

What if I put the fabric walls "nearly" to the floor...then I put the trim OVER top of the fabric, treating the fabric wall like a regular wall?  I would be blocking behind the fabric to allow me to nail the trim into it ?  Does that make sense ?

toofast68 is offline  
post #4 of 13 Old 11-02-2013, 06:31 AM
Advanced Member
 
Mazeroth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 693
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 13
Me thinks you need to be more concerned with your speaker placement in your rendering. tongue.gif
Mazeroth is offline  
post #5 of 13 Old 11-02-2013, 06:40 AM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
toofast68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NorthEast Ohio, USA
Posts: 938
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 19

Yes the speakers are not quite right, that is for sure!

toofast68 is offline  
post #6 of 13 Old 11-02-2013, 08:44 AM
HOME THEATER CONTRACTOR
 
BIGmouthinDC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 21,069
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 389 Post(s)
Liked: 679
Quote:
Originally Posted by toofast68 View Post

Yeah, tell me about it...

What if I put the fabric walls "nearly" to the floor...then I put the trim OVER top of the fabric, treating the fabric wall like a regular wall?  I would be blocking behind the fabric to allow me to nail the trim into it ?  Does that make sense ?
I think that is what I said


BIGmouthinDC is online now  
post #7 of 13 Old 11-02-2013, 10:34 AM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
toofast68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NorthEast Ohio, USA
Posts: 938
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 19

Ok, sorry...but pictures are worth a 1,000 words.

 

Awesome, thanks much!

toofast68 is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 11-02-2013, 12:16 PM
Senior Member
 
fcaico's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 270
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Big, Your theaters are always so nice. Wish you lived closer to me! :-)

I'm very happy with my theater, but its just not quite the level of awesome that even your simple plans come out like.
fcaico is offline  
post #9 of 13 Old 11-02-2013, 09:01 PM
Senior Member
 
Scopeguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Red Deer, AB
Posts: 399
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 17
I didn't put any trim/baseboards at the front of the room and I'm quite pleased with the look.



Scopeguy is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 11-03-2013, 08:55 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Tedd's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Ontario
Posts: 3,994
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 66 Post(s)
Liked: 67
You could warp the columns with the kick trim and do a return to wall, ninety degree cut. The rets could be
fabric to floor or if you want some protection from a vacuum, you could use a half round profile painted out
in black.

kick trim.JPG 16k .JPG file
Attached Images
File Type: jpg kick trim.JPG (15.6 KB, 11 views)
Tedd is offline  
post #11 of 13 Old 11-04-2013, 10:51 AM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
toofast68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NorthEast Ohio, USA
Posts: 938
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 19

Awesome, thanks for the visuals...I think that is what I am going to do....meaning NO TRIM on the front wall, but trim up to it.

toofast68 is offline  
post #12 of 13 Old 11-04-2013, 11:34 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Spaceman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: North Houston
Posts: 1,966
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 102
And another visual (black base board between black panels and black stage). This was a false wall application, but the concept would still work against a regular wall. I applied the baseboard first and the panels attach to the false wall just above the baseboard. In your application, you could just run the bottom piece of Fabricmate track just above the top edge of the baseboard. I like not having to be too careful with the vacuum.



Spaceman is offline  
post #13 of 13 Old 11-04-2013, 01:29 PM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
toofast68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NorthEast Ohio, USA
Posts: 938
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 19

Your theater is awesome...thanks again, now I am undecided again, I love what you've done!

toofast68 is offline  
Reply Dedicated Theater Design & Construction

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off