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post #151 of 180 Old 12-21-2009, 06:12 AM
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Impressive indeed! Amazing attention to detail, very, very nice.
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post #152 of 180 Old 12-21-2009, 04:48 PM - Thread Starter
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looks good, I really like the oak trim, and will probably copy some details from it for my room, when I eventually get started on it

where did you pick up your drywall lift?.. I am at a point of needing one myself now ( not for the theater yet though )

I think I got it in London (Busy bee?) cant recall.

Humm, perhaps I should sell you mine?

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post #153 of 180 Old 12-21-2009, 09:17 PM
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Foil tape great idea Goshwin

I plan on starting my rope light tray maybe tomorrow got all the oak to get started.

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Gosh,

Amazing build! Thanks for sharing it with us! I am really enjoying all the pictures It really helps when I'm trying to understand things. I have subscribed and am looking forward to the remainder of the build!

Thanks!

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post #155 of 180 Old 12-29-2009, 11:52 PM - Thread Starter
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Its when you get to the riser build that you can see the end in sight.

After this we carpet then fabrics, treat and install proj, speakers.... and well... tweak. Sooo close.



side shot.

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Another step complete... Time to carpet!!

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Its a WOW moment when you put the screen up for the first time.



That's when you realize that the project is coming to its end!
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Here is a question for the masses, does your screen vibrate like a drum?

when I knock on the screen frame I notice a significant rumble of the screen vibrating like a large drum.

Is there anything I can do about this? With the massive power of my sub, I fear excessive reverberation of the screen coloring the bass response.


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We finally got around to making my first fabric frame. The tricky one that goes over the screen and holds the lights.

Painted frame without fabric.


Frame with fabric and lights.



And the finished product... Looks rather nice I think.



Onward to the end!!
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I just ran across your thread and have a question about your soffit design.

Is the only thing really holding up your tray glue? I saw you put screw in from the back side so you cant see them. I'm assuming you used nails also to put this in. How secure is it. I want to do something very similar and am intrigued by your idea.

I also am doing a riser very similar to yours. I bought all of my 2x6s to stack them like yours.

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Nope, no nails.

I used urathane construction adhesive, lots of it. (the kind that expands into the gaps)
The glue is tough stuff and is augmented by the screws and when you consider that its only holding a 7 in wide bit of oak it's probably over kill.
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Is that like Liquid Nails? I am going to do some 4" can lights in mine along with the rope lighting and am worried that glue just wont cut it. I was thinking of recessing some screws and filling them with putty.

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Nope... used this stuff.
http://www.stickwithpl.com/Products....9-a343f2ef9458

got it at the big orange.

Be aware tho, only the tray is glued with a few hidden screws (it was a light load) ... as for the soffit, it's glued and screwed every way imaginable.
special care was taken on the main joints into the ceiling where two screws at each joint that connects into the underlying steel structure. (and the steel was doubled up to provide more meat to screw into)

Rule of thumb: if there is weight, screw the hell out of it.
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Not posted recently. Guess I should update what I'm doing with my soffit fabrics.

We start by cutting 5/8th MDF into 4 ft X 2 in sections.



Using a joiner to make frames!!



Paint the front side black, spray 3m 77 then fabric wrap and pin from behind.



2001 "Its full of stars... Well, dust spots actually"



Installed.. funny how the flash shows contrast differences between two sections of fabric.



Close up of corner.. Nice tight joints.



Ok, still plodding forward with this fiddly part of the project.
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Goshwin

Looking awesome. I didn't think I would like the blue colored paint, but it looks very nice. The stained wood trim is awesome, as is your screen wall. If I wasn't convinced that going with the wider aspect ratio screen was the way to go, I am now.

Thank you for sharing.

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The interesting part about the blue on the ceiling is that it appears lighter in the flash but under low light its much deeper and makes the white led try lights seem blue.. The camera does not do it justice but the effect is very nice and fills the room.

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post #168 of 180 Old 01-18-2011, 10:01 AM - Thread Starter
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Houston, We have a carpet.

After a long break... we got busy again.



And the back..



Time for the projector!!
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Those of you who watch my thread will know my "Basement shoe" gag...

Well, time for a shoe update.



Things are looking kinda grim here... The shoes are reaching a limit with toe exposure and loose soles. (Had to glue my sole back on with rubber cement)

The question is, will they make it to the end of the project?

We will keep you posted, I'm sure you care as much as I do!
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Another Big milestone! The projector is up!!

And likely the last you will hear from me for ages!!
(Never hang the projector until your done!!)



Side shot!



One more for the heck of it!!




Nice getting those cables out of the way...But now to make it all nice and tidy... If I can manage to find some time between movies
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Welp... now Ive moved some speakers and amps into the room. I'm never going to finish now!!!




And started doing the base traps.



I'm so screwed.
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Room is really looking sharp!
Can you explain how you finished the oak wood around the soffit (stain, poly, etc.)?
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Room is really looking sharp!
Can you explain how you finished the oak wood around the soffit (stain, poly, etc.)?
The wood is red oak. I think the final sand before stain was 250 grit...

The stain is old Masters, deep red line (vintage burgundy)
I let let the stain sit a little longer that normal because I was going dark.

Then minwax polyurathane for thee coats, light sand between coats to knock off any bits and lumps. (250 or 200 grit)

Thats about it.
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Still a couple of soffit things to close op...

AVS... meet the ugly vent hole... Hole, meet AVS.


And now for the vent makeover..



Still getting a few things done, so I'm not watching movies... But then work is getting busy, and other things... Crap... So much to do and so little time.
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Not been posting in ages... So methinks a little lunch break post wouldn't hurt.

Ok... here is a little trick I tried, I added a support to the projector mount so I can use the projector feet to stabilize and adjust the aim.



And I put the Grafik eye controller in . (soo kewl)



And we has teh chairs!



And I stubbed my toe.... AAARGH IT HURTS. (and oozes)

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Great room! What are your seating distances to the screen? My room is similarly sized, 130" screen and all.

Cheers!
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Great room! What are your seating distances to the screen? My room is similarly sized, 130" screen and all.

Cheers!

Thanks for the comment.

My seating is 12 to the first row and the back row is at the rear wall.
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And we are starting on the rack just outside the room.

a middle Atlantic slim 34U



Thinking of using a Bryston 14B sst for this rig, but some argue that two 7B sst are better. (but will take up more space in the rack) Comments?
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Welp... I went for it and now this new beasty is driving my fronts.

Woah, what a sound.

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Very nice indeed.

I like how you did you lifted your assembled light tray! And it solves how I'll lift my tray. I figured my drywall hoist would be good for one end but your post/bracket/clamp solution solves the rest of the problem.
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