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Old 11-02-2013, 04:45 AM - Thread Starter
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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....

 

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Old 11-02-2013, 05:04 AM
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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.

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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 ?

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Me thinks you need to be more concerned with your speaker placement in your rendering. tongue.gif
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Yes the speakers are not quite right, that is for sure!

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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


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Old 11-02-2013, 10:34 AM - Thread Starter
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Ok, sorry...but pictures are worth a 1,000 words.

 

Awesome, thanks much!

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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.
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I didn't put any trim/baseboards at the front of the room and I'm quite pleased with the look.



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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.

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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.

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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.



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

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