or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › Home Entertainment & Theater Builder › Dedicated Theater Design & Construction › Need motivation? Get "LOGANED"
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Need motivation? Get "LOGANED" - Page 105

post #3121 of 3638
Quote:
Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

You'll also notice that there is a gap at the bottom of the frames. That is above the high water mark I've seen in that part of the room. The reason I wanted to build hang-able frames in the first place was in case of another flood. I thought I could take them down and save them. With carpet and a baseboard it will be fine. I hope.

YIKES! Here's to hoping that plan is never needed!
post #3122 of 3638
Thread Starter 
Thanks, but twice in three years, I gotta be careful!
post #3123 of 3638
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritInVA View Post

Was thinking more about the recepticles not switches.

I wondered the same thing. The idea is to wrap the fabric around the edge of the furring strip and staple it inside the hole. Then the switch or recepticle cover would cover up the hole. With the furring strips so far away, no outlet cover that I know of will cover that huge hole.

Maybe I missed something?
post #3124 of 3638
Quote:
Originally Posted by carboranadum View Post

I wondered the same thing. The idea is to wrap the fabric around the edge of the furring strip and staple it inside the hole. Then the switch or recepticle cover would cover up the hole. With the furring strips so far away, no outlet cover that I know of will cover that huge hole.

Maybe I missed something?

That was my thinking but having not done the panels like that myself or what Toms design was. ??? Was hoping Big would chime in :-)
post #3125 of 3638
I'm really at a loss to understand how he intends to mount the fabric on the wall mounted frames and hide the staples. Let alone the outlets. I'm in a brutally blunt mood tonight, this may require a do over.
post #3126 of 3638
I hear you. You really have to think of the furring as the edges of your electrical box...they have to be quite close to the device (I had mine resting on the edges of the extension boxes that I used).



I installed the extension boxes for sizing, then snuggged up the furring strips to the box edges, then removed the extension boxes. When I installed the fabric, I pulled it tight and wrapped it around the inner edge of the boxes and stapled it to the inner edge of the furring strips. The edges of the furring are covered up by the switch or outlet cover.

I have no idea how he's going to finish these off.
post #3127 of 3638
Thread Starter 
The switch covers be will mounted directly to the wall. Just like the normal wall it is there.

Quote:


I'm really at a loss to understand how he intends to mount the fabric on the wall mounted frames and hide the staples.

Molding along the top (chair rail or whatever else I find that like) and base board at the bottom.

For the ends that you can see (left side in the pic below), a small removable panel to go from the outside edge of the frame on the long wall to the corner in the far left of the pic. There is a space between the far end of the long red wall (at the stage) and the black of the stage. I'll make another small removable panel to fit in there. Ultimately, you'll see seams, but no staples.



OK, maybe I need to rethink the outlets. Plan WAS to mount the cover on the wall and leave the gap around it so that it was recessed back from the fabric. That's why I painted the area around it the same as the wall above (like in this pic).

post #3128 of 3638
Quote:
Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

OK, maybe I need to rethink the outlets. Plan WAS to mount the cover on the wall and leave the gap around it so that it was recessed back from the fabric. That's why I painted the area around it the same as the wall above (like in this pic).


I said switch covers, but I meant outlets. I did not realize that you were not doing full fabric treatments, but instead were using fabric on the bottom part only. I really think you may have to redo the furring strips around the items that will be covered by fabric.

CJ
post #3129 of 3638
Thread Starter 
We'll see what I can come with over the weekend. The fabric that's up there now is NOT coming down. It's stapled in there so that l'd have to tear it out. I THINK I have enough room to work if I cut it as though it was tight to the box. Redoing the other wall is easy at this point.
post #3130 of 3638
OK, I'll have a good thought or two for you on this.

If that doesn't work, MAYBE you will be able to pull the staples out from the bottom part, redo the furring around the outlets and restretch.

CJ
post #3131 of 3638
If you can cut an accurate slot over the outlet may be able to pass thru hole and liquid nails new firrings around the outlets.
post #3132 of 3638
Thread Starter 
Weekend update!

OK, you all shamed me into fixing the outlets. Here's the left one fixed. I couldn't take any pictures of fixing it becasue there was really nothing to see. I managed to cut a small hole where the outlet goes, take a measurement from the existing wood blocking, cut new pieces, slide them in through the small hole, butt them up against the exisitng blocking and fasten. THEn proceed as normal.


Since the right wasn't covered yet, I removed the exisint blocking, recut to size, fastened and filled in the linacoustic around it.


Then I covered the right wall and installed the outlet. I did the same for the low voltage box, but didn't take any pics of that.


Right wall covered and trimmed.


ALSO painted the pot light inserts black. Turns out that hthe three for the stage/screen lights were ALREADY black inside and only needed the ring painted. For the lights that will go over the chairs, the hole is so small that, again. only the ring needed to be painted. And while
I was rooting around looking for the inserts, I found the vent cover and painted it black as well. I just used the Rustoleum High Temp
paint in the spray can.

Everything painted black.


Stage lights installed.


Stage lights turned on.


Chair lights installed.


Chair lights turned on.
post #3133 of 3638
Looking good Tom. Nice recovery on the outlets. Looks much better. Now you don't have to hang your head in shame.

Glad to see you are still making progress.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #3134 of 3638
Excellent! I was hoping that there was a way to save that fabric! The progrerss looks good!

Whoa there...two updates in nearly a week? Someone's on a roll!
post #3135 of 3638
Nice recovery.
post #3136 of 3638
Quote:
Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

Nice recovery.


I don't think Tom wants to disappoint you, as you might have another "heart to heart" with him and point out all his flaws again.

I think this was motivated by self preservation.

Quote:


Excellent! I was hoping that there was a way to save that fabric! The progrerss looks good!

Whoa there...two updates in nearly a week? Someone's on a roll!

I also concur with you someone is MOST definitely on a roll. Now the question you have to ask yourself is are you feeling lucky, punk? Well are you?

Lets hope we will have another weekend update at this time next week. Well I can hope can't I?

Regards,

RTROSE
post #3137 of 3638
Nice going Tom. Looks much better.
post #3138 of 3638
Thread Starter 
THANKS!

I'm hoping next weekend to get the black fabric behind the stage installed and to make the small frames to insert between the black and red at the stage and at the end of the wall where it transitions to the bar area.

I gotta admit...I'm finding it much easier to concentrate on one area. The tasks are smaller and I'm trying to plan only what I know I can finish in a weekend.
post #3139 of 3638
Thread Starter 
Quote:


and point out all his flaws again.

ALL? Point out ALL my flaws? Let's not get ahead of ourselves here. I had ONE flaw I was willing to admit to. And I fixed it. So even THAT'S no longer a flaw.

You just better watch yourself there, buddy. You've seen what the power of LOGAN can do and you don't want that when you're THIS close.
post #3140 of 3638
Jeez,
Just one small "adjustment", and this group goes ballistic.
post #3141 of 3638
Quote:
Originally Posted by carboranadum View Post

Whoa there...two updates in nearly a week? Someone's on a roll!

Well, I've been meaning to read this infamous thread for over a year now. Well, over the last wet weekend I managed to do just that and "being on a roll" is my summary too. Now don't let us down we expect more progress next week
post #3142 of 3638
Thread Starter 
So now I'm "infamous," huh?

What are you guys going to do when I'm finished?
post #3143 of 3638
Quote:
Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

So now I'm "infamous," huh?

What are you guys going to do when I'm finished?

Ummmmm..... Lift a cool one and enjoy one of Biggy's famous brownies in your theater and wonder how we doubted your ability to finish?
post #3144 of 3638
Quote:
Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

What are you guys going to do when I'm finished?

Half of us won't be able to see the screen, the other half won't remember this thread (or their names)

post #3145 of 3638
HeyNow! It's beer and pudding night, fellas......
post #3146 of 3638
Great to see you were able to recover the outlet oversight.

Lets hope the 'roll' continues as if takes too much longer big will have false teeth and those brownies will be difficult to chew.
post #3147 of 3638
Quote:
Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

Half of us won't be able to see the screen, the other half won't remember this thread (or their names)



Touche!

Nicely done.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #3148 of 3638
Thread Starter 
Another weekend of SOME progress......

Bought this tack strip at Joann's Fabric


Working from the wrong side, I thumbtacked the fabric and then placed the tack strip as far into the corner as it would go, over the fabric and stapled the tack dstrip through the facbric. This gives a tight corner.


Then I pulled fabric over the wood frame and back to the wall with the right side now showing.


I ripped down a some 1/2 plywood to 2" strips (becaue the guy at HD said they can't cut anything less than 12"). It was a pain becasue I had to drag the table saw outside so I didn't blow saw dust all over the exisitng fabric. Then built the four frames for the "filler" spaces.

Here's the right and left walls with the black fillers in place. THey friction fit right in.




And here are the two red ones. I need to figure out how to mount them.


And, voila! NO STAPLES SHOWING.
post #3149 of 3638
Looks awesome!

Funny you should say that about the Home Depot cutting. They cut some 8" wide pieces for me. Now I can see why 2" might be too short but 8 is definitely less than 12.
post #3150 of 3638
Ahh......I love the smell of progress in the morning.....er ah I mean evening. Glad to see that you are still churning away. Those panels look really good. Well done.

Regards,

RTROSE
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
AVS › AVS Forum › Home Entertainment & Theater Builder › Dedicated Theater Design & Construction › Need motivation? Get "LOGANED"