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PS: What are the acoustic implications with this paneling style? I was looking at 703 floor to ceiling between columns, but have also read scrim on the bottom, but also reflective at the top. I'm not expecting acoustic perfection, I doubt I could tell the difference anyway. But I don't want it to sound bad either. Anybody have some quick advice?
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The panelling is behind the HT seating area. Along the walls between the front speakers and the seating area I will be treating the walls from 8" to 54" with 1" 703. There is just 2.5" of wood in between the panels so I think the primary reflections are taken care of.

I'm sure the purists out there will be looking in horror at the panelling but each to their own. I had one area to fit in the HT & the bar so compromises were needed.

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I can now personally assure everyone that Mark's room will be smoking once it's done. The paneling looks amazing in person. The photos really don't do it any justice.

And your house and family get a big thumbs up as well.

Thanks for the tour. I think my wife is now a lot more fired up about the project. She was talking about designing the space so that it would have a wetbar with a beer tap in it.

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Michael - Glad it worked out well for both of us. I got my bar rail cut and looks like your gonna get a kegerator.

Got 2 coats done......got to sand before next coat goes on but all on schedule for carpet.

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The panelling now has 3 coats......just waiting on the extra quarter round to come then I'll finish the bar. Gave the walls one more coat of Red (think thats 6 coats now) and gave everything a good dusting/sweeping. All ready for carpet.

Moved the table & mitre saws to the garage and started on some frames for the fabric side panelling.

I'll post some pics tomorrow with carpet down and hopefully some of the fabric panels up.

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I'm sure that once the carpet is down, the room will look 95% done. Good luck with today's install!

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Carpet layers are here.......please say a prayer for my woodwork

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I had carpet put down with woodwork and I wound up taping cardbaord to the woodwork prior to carpet...
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Well the carpet is installed and looking sweet





The installers did a great job and no damage

Going to get on with the acoustic panels now

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Looks great. Let's get a close up of the stage. I really like the berber!

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Here are a couple of closer shots of the stage.





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BritInVA:
Coming along nicely.
I seem to recall some musicians saying that wood walls make the room sound warmer.
Are the wood panels glued to the drywall, or is there an air gap behind them.
(If air-gap, what's the surface mass of the panel and the space behind them?)

Nice job on the carpet on the curves of the stage. I wouldn't have thought that was possible. (Clearly, don't hire me to do your carpet!)

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Bob - the ply is up against the drywall (no airgap) but not glued. The quarter round holds them in place.

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Looking good Mark!

You'll have to drop by for a look a my place when you get a chance... it's finally done.

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BritInVA:
Please consider doing a LF sweep for rattles ASAP.

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Bob - Those things are in solid. The quarter round grips them good plus the polyacrylic finish adds additional grip. But will be running a LF sweep......I think my biggest LF issue will be any bottles/glasses rattling in the bar area

Steve - now the carpet deadline has been met I should have more time so will come by in the very near future.

I quickly made up one of the acoustic panels - need to put more tension but the combination of the carpet, fabric, paint & wood seems to lend together very nice



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The panel looks great Mark. I had been thinking of something similar for when I start a build early next year. Nicely done.

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A few shots of the acoustic panels.





Still got to do the other side but need to rip some more framing. I can't at moment as need to use table saw outside and its raining

Good news is that the extra quarter round came today so can get on with the bar. Anyone looking for mouldings and can't get a good source locally should definitely look at Baird Bros. Great inventory, great price, quick delivery and great quality.

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BritInVA:

Your acoustical panels have a little cut out for your receptical. How'd you do that?
(I have to do something similar this month, perhaps more like your cut out for the stage step)

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The frames were a bit tricky and the fabric is not perfect but unless you look 'real' close looks great.

I made the frames from 3/4" MDF cut into 1" strips and 1/4" ply also cut into 1" strips. Butt joined the MDF with gorilla glue then overlapped with the ply which was glued and nailed. The 1" 703 was cut to snugly fit inside the frames and covered with fabric. Exterior corners were then pleated and internal corners cut (these are the ones that are not perfect). They then friction fit it the Oak styles......not sure if you can tell from pictures but there is a bevel around the edges.

When I make the panels on the other side I'll take a few pics.

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Just completed to read your thread - your room is coming along very nice!
I don't know how others feel, but once the carpet is installed the room starts to look right and the fun part of the building is starting. Before that, all that framing work and basic construction has to been done - a lot of work, no question - but it doesn't do justice for your great work until you add some fabric to the picture.

Great work!

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I don't know how others feel, but once the carpet is installed the room starts to look right and the fun part of the building is starting. Before that, all that framing work and basic construction has to been done - a lot of work, no question - but it doesn't do justice for your great work until you add some fabric to the picture.

Mike,

Thanks - The carpet definitely changes the look from construction site to 'nearly' complete HT. The pictures don't really do the room justice. Still lots to do. Problem now is any messy work has to be done outside or in the garage.

But man what a difference it makes to how the room sounds. Can't wait to get the other acoustic panels up and get a movie on - hopefully that will be Saturday night. Hope to get Cars via Netflix.

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Nice avatar by the way. I just spotted it. Too much time on your hands now that it's raining?

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Mark -

VERY NICE! I am humbled. Friday is a Holiday...maybe Ill finish that little bit of framing to be able to get to the plumbing and start the inspections.

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Too much time on your hands now that it's raining?

Rain is easing now - hoping to get out at lunchtime and rip the framing.

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Friday is a Holiday

I wished it was for me. Sounds like your still a way off before you need the drywall lift. Might start the star-ceiling over Thanksgiving week.

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Here is how I made my panels with the cut outs around the receptacles.



1) Cut 3/4" MDF in strips 1" wide with a 60deg chamfer edge. Cut 1/4" ply also in 1" strips.

2) Assembled to pieces

3) Butt glued the MDF and applied glue to the back.

4) Over layed MDF with the ply strips and secured with 3/4" Finish nails

5) All strips applied

6) inserted into the panel styes to dry in shape

7) Inserted the 1" 703 and wrapped in Fabric

And here is a panoramic of the panels all in place.



Done a little more on the bar today but held of staining until tomorrow as were watching "Garfield - A Tail of Two Kitties" in the HT tonight.

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Wow, Mark -- that's looking GREAT!!
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Thanks Keith.

Just finished watching "Garfield - A Tail of Two Kitties" and the acoustic panels have made a tremendous improvement on the clarity of sound.

Should get the bar stained tomorrow and hoping to pay a last visit to the local Berkline stockist to choose the fabric colour then be ordering from Roman on Monday Hopefully get the before Christmas - think we may use the HT to unwrap pressies and watch the Disney Christmas Parade.


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Mark,

Awesome job. Thanks for the reply on my sconces. I have a question on venting your projector heat, what did you do? I'm just wondering if I don't have a vent close to the projector will it get to hot in the room. I will have 2 returns I in the room one close to the floor in the middle of the room and one on top of my equipment closet.

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James,

I didn't do a vent directly to the PJ. So far I've not had an issue with cooling/heating in the room (actually not needed to have either on yet). I have an 8" supply that splits to 2 x 8" registers and 1 x 8" return in the room.

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Mark,

again another good explanation for making those panels! Your room is looking better and better - keep the pictures coming.

I am looking forward to the phase I can do my 34 panels...

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