Originally Posted by V.X.Donique
i would love to know how you constructed your front pillars, i've been thinking of doing the same thing.....
our room is roughly the same size and we wanted to keep our speakers instead of using in-walls with an AT screen......
Our goal was to create a theater which could potentially be turned back into a bedroom simply by removing the equipment and repainting. So in-wall speakers didn't work for us either. However, we didn't want the speakers to be a distraction from the screenwall.
Since the Mirage speakers I'm using are omni-directional, I wanted something which would hide their placement in the room but would be transparent to the transmission of sound in all directions. That was why I designed the pillars this way.
Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures while I was building them however, they are basically just made of a framework of 1x3's with quarter-inch paneling stained and cut to fit the top sections and with speaker cloth stapled to the sides on the bottom half.
The basic construction of the frames is fairly similar to that of the center cabinet, just longer and narrower. Here is a picture of the center cabinet while it was being built to give an idea what I am talking about.
There are removable grills made for the bottom (where the speakers) are that are a simple wooden frame with a cloth cover which are attached with velcro tabs.
The pillars are then secured to the center cabinet with clamps allowing for easy removal if needed.
Not the most elegant bit of carpentry to be sure, but since they were basically built by a guy who has never used power tools or made anything out of wood before this project, I'm happy with them.
I made all of the pieces much larger than was required for the very small Mirage Omnisat speakers so that I would have room to potentially install larger, full sized speakers at some future date. Not that I don't love the Omnisats but I figured that if I was going to build custom speaker enclosures that I might as well plan ahead.