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post #91 of 189
Thanks for posting the images, Bud. Personally, I was wanting more of a taupe / mushroom for the underside of the soffit, but my wife is in a green mood (last house bonus room, living and dining room just painted 2 days ago). Painting is one of the few things I can actually do in this process, so if it drives me too nutty, I'll change it. That said, you see the green / espresso combination all over the place right now; I know why she picked it.

We're going to go shopping for furniture on Saturday; I think this will help us decide what we want to do regarding seating. On the one hand, we can go with a couple of rows of theater seating (3 in the front and 4 in the back), or we can opt for some nice Natuzzi conversation groups - sofa and chair for the back, loveseat and chair up front - with coffee tables or ottomans.

Bud - I appreciate your help!! (Jason's as well!)
post #92 of 189
I like it! Has a very pottery barn feel to it.
post #93 of 189
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Don't forget the "man" rule though. So a few are over for a football game or something. It's fine when two guys are sitting on opposite sides of the sofa, but as soon as that next guy sits between them, well, it changes things.

Bud
post #94 of 189
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I like it! Has a very pottery barn feel to it.

Think you're spending too much time at Pottery Barn site there pal. Try to come back towards the light.

Bud
post #95 of 189
ha ha. Sara's fault.
post #96 of 189
i was gonna say it reminds me of the inside of the star bucks down the road... which I like the brown and green... but all over the place in a theater???

just tell your guy friends it was supposed to be a darker green to look like turf and the wife saw this and wont let you change it
post #97 of 189
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Aaron,

This particular color is a a complementary color to the fabric. I think the color combos will be more obvious once we get fabric on the walls. Unless you're watching movies with full lights on, it'll look much darker too, obviously this was taken with a flash.

Everyone has their color preferences. My room is actually green and I'm very happy with it. It's dark enough, it's unique and not very overpowering. I couldn't do a purple, red or blue room either, but its fine is someone else wants to, right?

Bud
post #98 of 189
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I like it! Has a very pottery barn feel to it.

Pottery Barn, Macy's, www.hoteldesignmagazine.com,..., the list goes on and on. Very popular right now.
post #99 of 189
My wife got me hooked on Pottery Barn magazines because I like Nautical design/decorations...Ok Bud - I will stop talking Pottery Barn now!
post #100 of 189
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My wife got me hooked on Pottery Barn magazines because I like Nautical design/decorations...Ok Bud - I will stop talking Pottery Barn now!

I'm pretty sure my wife bought our son's nautical themed bedroom set at Pottery Barn. If you'd like to come over and play pirate with my little boy, just let me know. I think I can get you hooked up with one of the extra swords.
post #101 of 189
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Originally Posted by chinadog View Post

Don't forget the "man" rule though. So a few are over for a football game or something. It's fine when two guys are sitting on opposite sides of the sofa, but as soon as that next guy sits between them, well, it changes things.

Bud

Yeah, I know, I know, and I agree. That said, if I go sofa / lounge chair on the back row and loveseat / lounge chair on the front row, you have 6 designated man spaces with only the middle sofa spot at issue.

Now:
1) I work too much and don't even know 6 other guys I'd invite over at any given time
2) If I have a sofa, then I can sit next to my wife and kids. They all end up draping on me during movies anyway

Don't worry, Bud, I'm not yet sold on the idea, just considering it. I'll take Chrissy to the furniture stores on Saturday - should have a better idea then which way I'll go.
post #102 of 189
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Originally Posted by aaronlinkous View Post

i was gonna say it reminds me of the inside of the star bucks down the road... which I like the brown and green... but all over the place in a theater???

just tell your guy friends it was supposed to be a darker green to look like turf and the wife saw this and wont let you change it

My first preference with the espresso/wenge/coffee/mocha color finish (different names for similar finishes) is actually a combination of red and burnt orange. Those colors next to that finish really look nice. When I pointed out to my wife that she's a green freak (2 rooms at the old house, 2 at the new, with the theater room pending), she told me to go for my red/orange combo. Who knows, I still might (though I'd have to repaint the soffit...)

I also am still considering a green / taupe combo with fabrics.

At one point, I was thinking about trying to have the room serve as a dual theater room / golf simulator, then I saw the price tag of $40k+. Had I gone that route, I could have used the turf excuse nicely.

We'll see soon...
post #103 of 189
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Jason and I spent most of the day at Chads house installing track in preparation for fabric. Took a while, lots of measuring, mitre cuts, construction adhesive and brads. We used construction adhesive on most pieces, there were a few areas on the back wall where we had to build it out an inch with furring strips to accommodate the OC703 (1" furring plus 1" track profile). We also installed the last foot of CertainTeed and the scrim (no pictures though).

You can see that the sconces are installed and the main carpet is installed as well. e also installed the 106" Carada screen so we could get some good measurements to make panels (no pictures though of the screen - sorry, was in a rush to leave and forgot). Some shots:






So here is a trick we did for the corners using the track. Generally the fabric slot stays on the outside of the box you're framing. The slot is on the outer edge of the track and the inner edged is a used to fasten the track to the wall. Here is a profile shot of the track to get a better idea:



In a nutshell, in a corner, we install one side of the corner backwards, which moves the slot more inside to allow for the adjoining piece to be space properly. The red lines represent the drywall corner, the green is the fabric. Since I was holding these to take a picture, I wanted to point out that the top piece needs to be right in the corner to get a tight corner (blue line).



It's hard to see in this picture, because of the dark track, but here are two pieces using this technique in the corner. Note how tight the slots are together.



The one side is mitre cut like normal, but the reversed side is connected using a butt joint because its reversed.



Red represents the fabric horizontally and vertically in the corners, yellow are the cuts for the track. In this case, the right wall was mitred, but a butt joint is required on the left side due to the reversed track.



Bud
post #104 of 189
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Maybe you guys can help out here. Having a hard time trying to talk Chad out of using a boom box for a center channel. He can be really stubborn when he makes up his mind.






Bud
post #105 of 189
That's a really clean solution using the track that way in the corners.

That boom-box is a perfect fit Bud, I don't know why he shouldn't use it, it looks like the opening was made just the right size. I say keep it.
post #106 of 189
Hey, just think of all that money he will save on speakers! Man, good thing my wife didn't see the boom box idea!
post #107 of 189
Thanks for posting all the detail Bud. I've been working on my own furring strip solution and figure that using some tracks in a few tough spots will help. My soffits are furred to 3/4" though and the tracks are all 1/2" and 1" solutions. Do you think I could use the 1/2" tracks on top of some 1/4" sheet material to get the 3/4" height? It seems like it would do the trick.

-Ryan
post #108 of 189
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Ryan, yeah, that works. We added a 1" furring strip and a 1" track on the back wall to handle the 2" OC703.

Bud
post #109 of 189
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Ryan, yeah, that works. We added a 1" furring strip and a 1" track on the back wall to handle the 2" OC703.

Bud

Excellent. Thanks for the info and quick response,

-Ryan
post #110 of 189
Bud,

Things are looking great.

One question I didn't see addressed anywhere. On the rear wall do you cover the foil scrim with anything other than the wall fabric of choice?
post #111 of 189
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Big,

Thanks. Bryan didn't call for anything else from an acoustic standpoint, but I'm thinking you're worried about reflection through the material? Good point. I think it'll depend on the fabric. I know the scrim only shows on certain angles with a flash with the FR701. He's going GOM Anchorage though which is a tighter fabric. Good news is that with the track that if it shows through, we can always pull it off to put something behind it.

Bud
post #112 of 189
Big,

I have Dazian covering my completely scrimmed back wall and you can't see it unless using a camera/flash. Dazian seems thinner than any of the GOM products.
post #113 of 189
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Originally Posted by chinadog View Post

Ryan, yeah, that works. We added a 1" furring strip and a 1" track on the back wall to handle the 2" OC703.

Bud

Bud,

I used the 1/2" fabricmate track where the underside of my soffit fabric meets at a 45. Worked really well. I used one track and tucked in both pieces of fabric to get nice tight butt joint.

I do have a couple questions for you.

1) The 1/2" track I got wasn't 1/2". More like 5/8". Was the 1" track 1" or a little more?

2) What did you use to secure the track to the wall? I used a narrow crown stapler and it cracked the track a few times.

3) I was curious why you used multiple tracks in the corners? The FabricMate web site talks about using one track in the corner.

4) What did you use to cut the track? Especially your mitres.

[EDIT: To add fourth question.]
post #114 of 189
Ed,

I will answer your questions since Bud is not online right now...

1) Yes - the 1" track was roughly 1".

2) Liquid nails and brad nailer with pressure set to 40 PSI. The track cracked a few times too but will not matter once the liquid nails dries. The brads are just keeping it in place until that happens.

3) This was a planned decision due to the fact that we wanted to keep each panel/wall/speaker accessible without having to worry about another section.

4) Miter Saw. Worked like a champ.
post #115 of 189
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Ed,

I did the same with the seams under my soffit. It does work well.

We talked about using one piece of track, but as Jason says, it allows each section to function independently. I've also used drywall screws to fasten the track while the construction adhesive drys. Brad nail or pneumatic stapler is faster though.

Bud
post #116 of 189
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Originally Posted by chinadog View Post

Ed,

I did the same with the seams under my soffit. It does work well.

We talked about using on piece of track, but as Jason says, it allows each section to function independently. I've also used drywall screws to fasten the track while the construction adhesive drys. Brad nail or pneumatic stapler is faster though.

Bud

Bud & Jason,

Thanks for the replies. If you get a chance, I'd really like to know the exact dimension of the track.

Any chance you guys want to travel north to northeastern PA for the last phases of a build out?
post #117 of 189
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Ed,

I'll take a measurement tonight, I have some in my office at home. If you're looking for track let me know, I have access to the this stuff and another track vendor cheaper than you can get it direct.

Nope, sorry, not going to head that north, but if you move to Atlanta (or if there is anyone here already that needs help), feel free to let us know if we can help!

Bud
post #118 of 189
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Ed,

It's 1 1/8" to be exact.

Bud
post #119 of 189
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Ed,

It's 1 1/8" to be exact.

Bud

Bud, thanks for taking the time to post that. That's what I figured it would be. The 1/2" track is actually 5/8". That's ok, I can make that work. I'll PM you when I'm ready to use mine.
post #120 of 189
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I few more shots from today. I ran over to check on the Insteon switches installed, seems to be an issue with the keypad. I wanted to see what the current state was to talk to Smarthome. I got some pictures with the track installed this time.



You can see the track color blends nicely with the column stain.




Screen installed, but covered since they're touching up some drywall under the soffit.


Here is the stained bull nose installed on the steps and riser.



Bud
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