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post #631 of 1056
Oman,

It looks fantastic!

You've got the crown down, man -- wanna do mine?

I love the contrast of the brushed nickel (?) can trims with the colors in the room. The star ceiling looks wonderful.
post #632 of 1056
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Originally Posted by dc_pilgrim View Post

Yup, he bought some of the excess I had when I got blue LED rope from 1000bulbs.

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Originally Posted by oman321 View Post

As Dave said, yup In the pics the light level for the rope light is actually at about half way, but in part because of my lousy camera and lighting being hard to capture they appear to be on full tilt and a little more baby blue then they are in person.

If I had to describe it, the blue that I actually see in person is more like the blue you get on a gas stove flame. This may have to do in part with the blue coal color of my ceiling. My friend seeing it for the first time said it looked like fire.

The rope light has been regarded highly and has had very positive W.A.F.
Thanks for the compliment BTW.

Thanks guys, that blue is awesome!
post #633 of 1056
Thread Starter 
Thanks John,

All set with the crown though

The trims are actually black. They stand out just enough from the blue coal ceiling when the lights are on, but blend in perfectly when the lights are off. They might appear to be brushed nickel because of the flash in some of the pics. The ones on the screen wall were originally 3" brushed nickel gimbals, but I sprayed those black also.
post #634 of 1056
Oman, that crown looks awesome!!! And the rope light isn't too shabby either .
post #635 of 1056
Looking good man. Want to stop by and do a star ceiling and some rope light for me?
post #636 of 1056
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by queendvd2 View Post

Oman, that crown looks awesome!!! And the rope light isn't too shabby either .

Thanks, it paid off to do the inside corner again and coping it for a better fit.
post #637 of 1056
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Iusteve View Post

Looking good man. Want to stop by and do a star ceiling and some rope light for me?

I may just think about it if I could borrow Shawn's new ride to get there and the chances of that are
post #638 of 1056
Looking good, oman. I am officially loganated. I'm now seeking new employment, so all home work has stopped.

I knew I shoulda bought the gom and screen material a couple of weeks ago.
post #639 of 1056
Thread Starter 
Thanks Will,

Sorry to hear about the bad news, I hope your able to collect at least.

Would've been good to have some of the items you mentioned to help pass the idle time. Best of luck on the new job search.
post #640 of 1056
Oman...I need to hijack for a moment here.....

will1383 -

Sorry as I am about your predicament (been there), you are NOT LOGANED in any way, shape or form. Never were. I can take the heat for slowing down a LOT of builds, but NOT the the entire economy! Or personal problems ("I just got LOGANED and my build slowed down and my wife is pregnant"...well, OK, bad example...maybe I DID have something to do with that last part).

I do the LOGANING. Read. My. Thread. NO SELF-LOGANNING. IT IS VERY VERY DANGEROUS. You must be fully trained and sanctioned, and it's not easy to get there or stay there, right RP?

I would have responded in my own thread, but well, the orginal post was here.

Now back to Oman.....
post #641 of 1056
Thread Starter 
No problem Tom,

I'm glad you were able to step in before Will hurt himself .

Will, you might as well commit and become official. Visit the Loganators thread and take it like a man!!! You never know, you may just get the dimension X version and you'll find yourself making some progress and being re-employed, it could happen.
post #642 of 1056
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Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

Oman...I need to hijack for a moment here.....

will1383 -

Sorry as I am about your predicament (been there), you are NOT LOGANED in any way, shape or form. Never were. I can take the heat for slowing down a LOT of builds, but NOT the the entire economy! Or personal problems ("I just got LOGANED and my build slowed down and my wife is pregnant"...well, OK, bad example...maybe I DID have something to do with that last part).

I do the LOGANING. Read. My. Thread. NO SELF-LOGANNING. IT IS VERY VERY DANGEROUS. You must be fully trained and sanctioned, and it's not easy to get there or stay there, right RP?

I would have responded in my own thread, but well, the orginal post was here.

Now back to Oman.....

Thanks for the clarification. Much appreciated.
post #643 of 1056
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Originally Posted by oman321 View Post

No problem Tom,

I'm glad you were able to step in before Will hurt himself .

Will, you might as well commit and become official. Visit the Loganators thread and take it like a man!!! You never know, you may just get the dimension X version and you'll find yourself making some progress and being re-employed, it could happen.

Ya. something like that...
post #644 of 1056
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Originally Posted by oman321 View Post

Thanks kjlewie, the panel itself is very light. It is insulation board made out of hard foam. I am able to handle it and lift it into place on my own, it's just bulky. Before I put the crown I could take 2 sides of my frame down and it would stay in place.
It was origanally 4x8 cut down to 4x6. Here's a pic of the material.


Here you can see the yellow foam it's made of.

It's an inch thick. They do have a half inch version but it's to flexible IMO. I tried to originally apply the material with adhesive but because it was more stretchy than the material I tested above it was pulling away when I was threading the fibers. So instead I basically put eyelets in the material and laced it from behind.

Hey Oman321.

Thanks for posting the info on this foam board you used in your star ceiling. It looks great! My wife has long suggested I could do something like that for my daughter's bedroom. And I'm more than game to do it - but she's a little young so it's not a priority right now.

That being said, I had already crunched some numbers about making one for her. I worry about the weight - the house is 90 years old and I really don't know how the ceilings would handle it. But the foam looks like it will help out on the weight and make it more feasible.

Was it expensive? I'd most likely do 2 panels with a cut out down the center for the ceiling fan.

Mark
post #645 of 1056
Thread Starter 
Not really to expensive,

As far as the board it was like 10 bucks. The fabric I got for like 10 bucks also from a fabric store that was closing down. The Star kit was obviously the most expensive part, it was somewhere between 200-250. The same unit is no longer offered, but StarDesigner is working is some great new stuff. He is just coming out with his wireless system. There is also some other systems in his store, check out the link.
http://starceiling-designer.com/main...5.qscstrfrnt03

Their is also an ongoing thread in the accessories area of this forum. Good luck.
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...911313&page=15
post #646 of 1056
We dead here or what? I know I Know. I haven't been around in a while, since I actually became unemployed. Kinda disheartening when I don't have the stuff to finish the room. but I'm trying! We are going to have the fabric up on the walls this weekend, and we did finish building the columns....
post #647 of 1056
Thread Starter 
Good to hear from ya Will. I've been around just haven't made any progress in my build so nothing to report. My daughter's B-day this weekend and she's having a slumber part in the HT/Rec. room. It's all nice and clean and clear of all my tools, trim scraps and everything else. Should be a good time for her and 6 of her friends. We tried to limit it to 4 friends but she wanted the HT to capacity.

Also doing some sidework right now and that's occupying most of my free time. Hopefully soon I'll get to fabric frames. I'll be on vaca end of June, so we should see some progress then.

Good luck on the continued job search.
post #648 of 1056
oman,

When you coped the crown moulding, how did you account for the rope light? Drill a hole or cut off a piece of the "uncoped" piece? I asked this question in my thread but I put it here as well because of the great crown discussion you had going a while back.

Thanks,

kjlewie
post #649 of 1056
How about that progress?
post #650 of 1056
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by kjlewie View Post

oman,

When you coped the crown moulding, how did you account for the rope light? Drill a hole or cut off a piece of the "uncoped" piece? I asked this question in my thread but I put it here as well because of the great crown discussion you had going a while back.

Thanks,

kjlewie

Sorry kjlweie, I was on vaca when you posted and wasn't in AVS to often so I missed your question.

But to aswer your question. Yes, I cut a piece of the uncoped piece at angle to allow the rope to make the corner. On the firs corner I did it after the fact. The second one I did before.
post #651 of 1056
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Originally Posted by jamis View Post

How about that progress?

Missed yours to Jamis. Been out of it as far as any HT progress Gotta get back to it. I was doing some side work over my vacation (Tile Floor) and the family we went to Niafra Falls away for a little while.

I gotta get inspired again and knock out the remaining items left to do.
post #652 of 1056
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Originally Posted by oman321 View Post

Missed yours to Jamis. Been out of it as far as any HT progress Gotta get back to it. I was doing some side work over my vacation (Tile Floor) and the family we went to Niafra Falls away for a little while.

I gotta get inspired again and knock out the remaining items left to do.

Boy, I remember that feeling...waiting for inspiration. Fleeting thing as time goes on. Hope it bites you again soon.

-t
post #653 of 1056
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by teknoguy View Post

Boy, I remember that feeling...waiting for inspiration. Fleeting thing as time goes on. Hope it bites you again soon.

-t

Thanks, I'm getting there I think .

The thing is that the room has been usable for quite some time and the remaining items are more cosmetic and sound treatment. Outside the HT the major things are the floor and kitchenette cabinets.

I have spent a lot of time over the years working on different projects and I'm kind'a to the point where I feel like life is passing me by, so I wanna make sure that I don't miss the time that I have with my kids before their gone (my son graduate's high school next year). Now if I can only get him to do some of the remaining projects with me, that's what I would call a win-win.
post #654 of 1056
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Originally Posted by oman321 View Post

Thanks, I'm getting there I think .

The thing is that the room has been usable for quite some time and the remaining items are more cosmetic and sound treatment. Outside the HT the major things are the floor and kitchenette cabinets.

I have spent a lot of time over the years working on different projects and I'm kind'a to the point where I feel like life is passing me by, so I wanna make sure that I don't miss the time that I have with my kids before their gone (my son graduate's high school next year). Now if I can only get him to do some of the remaining projects with me, that's what I would call a win-win.

Hate to tell you Bud...but they grow all too quick!
Enjoy them while you can.

After they leave...Only saving grace is that the HT usually brings them back again and again!

They even start telling their friends about it. Major "Wow!" factor with the friends...

-t
post #655 of 1056
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Originally Posted by oman321 View Post

Sorry kjlweie, I was on vaca when you posted and wasn't in AVS to often so I missed your question.

But to aswer your question. Yes, I cut a piece of the uncoped piece at angle to allow the rope to make the corner. On the firs corner I did it after the fact. The second one I did before.

Thanks oman. I just returned from a small vaca as well. The crown went much smoother than I thought because of your documentation here.

Thansk
post #656 of 1056
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by teknoguy View Post

Hate to tell you Bud...but they grow all too quick!
Enjoy them while you can.

After they leave...Only saving grace is that the HT usually brings them back again and again!

They even start telling their friends about it. Major "Wow!" factor with the friends...

-t

How true, I think I'll be having my son's friends visiting me when he's off to college.

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Originally Posted by kjlewie View Post

Thanks oman. I just returned from a small vaca as well. The crown went much smoother than I thought because of your documentation here.

Thansk

Glad to hear it, hope you had fun on the vaca.
post #657 of 1056
oman,

Just read your entire thread. Excellent work! Everything is coming together very nicely. I especially like the star ceiling and the rope light. Although I'm not doing a CIH setup your documentation on the curved screen and the DIY lenses were very interesting. Keep up the great work!

Regards,

RTROSE
post #658 of 1056
Thread Starter 
Thanks RTROSE,

I'm finally getting ready to get going again and getting past the finish line.
post #659 of 1056
Well, just wanted to say that after having the privilege to see this theater in action, this past weekend, I was impressed!
You can see the work gone into it and it's top notch. Especially the screen. You should take a bow Orlando!

To be sure as he has posted here, he has a bunch of other projects to finish off before he can claim "doneness" but the Theater looked and sounded great!
Lots of detail and planning went into this.

-t
post #660 of 1056
Thread Starter 
Thanks Tek,

I had a great time and I appreciate the demos you made for me. My son and I were checking them out Monday night.

I need to knock out an offsite project this weekend and once I get that done I'll be able to better focus on the HT and rec. room once again.

Looking foward to the next one, I plan to bring my lens along to see if it will fit the light path of the 1080P projectors.

Thanks again I appreciate the kind comments.

Orlando
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