A mini update. After the initial shell construction, things are on hold as we finish out my house. Might be ready for phase 2a of the HT build in another month or so (Steve is thinking about breaking the phase II into two trips).
I've picked out the the wood color, fabric and carpet (actually my wife and a designer did, but within the color ranges that I wanted -- I wanted carpet and fabric in the red family).
So, we are going with GOM anchorage Mulberry for the fabric.
Kain Awesome Raisin (red) carpet.
On the wood, which will be clear (non knotty) Alder, we are going with a lightish brown tone with glaze. I actually shipped back the samples we chose to Steve so he could match the production wood to them, but here is the same brown toned wood samples without the glaze.
The camera flash washes out the wood a bit, which will actually be a bit darker with the glaze on it than the picture looks, but it gives you a feel.
Now, we still need to pick out the ceiling color, since that will be painted between the wood coffers (no fabric or ceiling treatment), but other than that, it's back to waiting.
I'm waiting for some reviews of production Epson LS10000's, but if I was making the decision today, I would probably go with the Sony 600 projector.