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post #331 of 956
The building planner in my county didn't have a problem with me walling over the windows in an upstairs "bonus" room, as long as the room wasn't used for sleeping. Of course that means when I sell the house I can only count 4 of 5 beds, unless I open the windows back up.
post #332 of 956
I saw you mentioned that the lights were halogen. A problem that I ran into and one that I'm sure you will too with the THT firing right up at the soffit with lights, is that they will blow out if you run it loud. I'm going to finish the 30 pack of lights I had to buy then look into LED alternatives.
post #333 of 956
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Originally Posted by notnyt View Post

I saw you mentioned that the lights were halogen. A problem that I ran into and one that I'm sure you will too with the THT firing right up at the soffit with lights, is that they will blow out if you run it loud. I'm going to finish the 30 pack of lights I had to buy then look into LED alternatives.

Lol, wow, definitely something I hadn't considered. In you case are there lights directly above the THT? Closest with mine are a few feet away, wonder if that matters. Also, I'll be trying laying it flat firing into the side wall, and compare the response.

I thought you moved away from the THTs though - or running them with your new subs as well?
post #334 of 956
I haven't had a halogen bulb go out on me, but incandescents don't last long. It will be nice when we can affordably make the switch to LED.
post #335 of 956
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Catching up on some of my recent piddling but forward (mostly) progress - generally trying to get ready for carpet install - was hoping for this week, but the first day that they can come when I'm at the house will be next week.

The inside of the entry door frame was a sloppily done drywall/mud job that wasn't even and was cracking already, so I decided to fill the jamb with fabric covered panels (speaker cloth over 1/2" plywood - wood on the left side is the edge of a wall frame panel):





Access panel for soffit lighting junction box:



access panel for concealed outlet connected to rope light:



Gave my screen wall a C section - before:



after:



(got the idea from Big Jefe in another thread, and it made a lot of sense to me to lighten up the false wall framing, and make it easier to drag the THT around to test out sub locations, etc.)

finished making the last of the wall panels - the bottom row - these will be permanently affixed to the furring once they are covered with fabric - because of the odd shapes, and with the carpet not in yet, I had been putting them off - but I decided to just build them to 1" off the concrete floor, which will be more than enough room for the carpet installers to run the carpet under (and I can remove the panels if they want), and small enough to cover with baseboard.



close up of the same panel - three others basically like this, the ones that butt up against the stage and riser:

post #336 of 956
Brad - you read my mind on the door jamb - that's exactly what I'm planning...looks great! I hope the carpet installers don't find you trapped under that THT in a week!
post #337 of 956
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Here are some fabric samples I'm pondering:

top to bottom: GoM Broadcast Chinchilla; Dazian Janus Fieldstone; Dazian Janus Bronze:



top to bottom: GoM FR 701 Camel; GoM Framework Stone:



top to bottom: GoM Broadcast Mink; GoM FR 701 Earth:



GoM FR 701 Moleskin; GoM FR 701 Light Moss:



all together, with flash (looks like I need to paint the bracing behind the frames black after all):



without flash, colors look different under different lighting of course:



Whaddya think?
post #338 of 956
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Originally Posted by AirBenji View Post

Brad - you read my mind on the door jamb - that's exactly what I'm planning...looks great! I hope the carpet installers don't find you trapped under that THT in a week!

Thanks! and thanks for bumping me on the head to post some newer pics
post #339 of 956
Brad,

Great job, looks great. As for your color selection here are my top choices. The darker colors Chinchilla and mink the lighter colors Earth and moss get my vote. Are you doing a combo of colors or a solid color. Sorry if you covered this already, just can't remember ATM.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #340 of 956
Great work, Brad. You have some really great ideas there and they are very well executed.

I like the Mink and the Light Moss.
post #341 of 956
Brad, be careful of not having enough contrast between your two choices. I did that and had to repaint. We chose "Earth" as our accent color. When we got a whole wall of it done, it wasn't as attractive as the sample piece let on. Lookin' good.
post #342 of 956
The place is really shaping up brad! Those columns are sexy!
post #343 of 956
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Originally Posted by RTROSE View Post

Brad,

Great job, looks great. As for your color selection here are my top choices. The darker colors Chinchilla and mink the lighter colors Earth and moss get my vote. Are you doing a combo of colors or a solid color. Sorry if you covered this already, just can't remember ATM.

Regards,

RTROSE

Thanks RT - those are actually my top three choices as well, I just didn't want to bias the jury. I'm leaning towards one color, since I didn't design the panels with a chair rail in mind, I think one color might look better. Plus I already have the column colors to break up the monotony, so splitting the wall into two colors might be too busy for my taste (as I mentioned before, I'm somewhat a minimalist in terms of design).

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Originally Posted by randy98mtu View Post

Great work, Brad. You have some really great ideas there and they are very well executed.

I like the Mink and the Light Moss.

Thanks Randy - more votes for those two.

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Originally Posted by tony123 View Post

Brad, be careful of not having enough contrast between your two choices. I did that and had to repaint. We chose "Earth" as our accent color. When we got a whole wall of it done, it wasn't as attractive as the sample piece let on. Lookin' good.

As mentioned above, I'm actually thinking of one color for the walls, so don't have to be concerned about contrast in that sense; but I am looking for some amount of contrast between the wall color and the other elements - soffit, carpet, columns, doors. I think I'll have to do some quick renders to see what color combo looks best and help me make a decision. Would love to get the fabric ordered in the next few days so I can make good use of an extended Easter weekend.

Carpet scheduled for next Friday 4/22!

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Originally Posted by premiertrussman View Post

The place is really shaping up brad! Those columns are sexy!

Thanks pt!
post #344 of 956
WoW
post #345 of 956
Looks great Brad!

I'm diggin' the Moss and Chinchilla selections...
post #346 of 956
Looking real good Brad. Can't wait to see the finished panels hanging!
post #347 of 956
I must get the "as mentioned" treatment more than anyone else on this forum! Sorry bout that. I claim alot of things, but never claimed to be bright.
post #348 of 956
Hmmm, I think I have to vote for mink or chinchilla. And then the decision between those two is easy, because every time I hear "chinchilla" it makes me think of that Jay-Z song...(please don't make me sing though ). I can already see Jay-Z having a party in your theater with bottles of Dom Perignon flowing everywhere... If you build it, he will come....

Sorry - I don't know where that little aside came from...apparently I just went somewhere else in my head haha.
post #349 of 956
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Originally Posted by AirBenji View Post

Hmmm, I think I have to vote for mink or chinchilla. And then the decision between those two is easy, because every time I hear "chinchilla" it makes me think of that Jay-Z song...(please don't make me sing though ). I can already see Jay-Z having a party in your theater with bottles of Dom Perignon flowing everywhere... If you build it, he will come....

Sorry - I don't know where that little aside came from...apparently I just went somewhere else in my head haha.

Jay-Z doesn't drink dom perignon...... I am fairly certain of that
post #350 of 956
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I took a shot at doing a lame render to help decide, but I'm not really very good at it I'm afraid. I used SketchUp, imported a picture of a column, then imported photos of the fabric samples as materials and painted the walls with the materials (carpet sample too). The problem is I had a hard time getting pictures of the samples that accurately portray the colors. I tried shooting the materials both with and without flash, but still had to adjust colors a bit manually to get it to look close by eye - and some still not right. Earth looks too green; Light Moss looks lighter than it should.

Oh well, better than nothing.

This is an attempt at approximating what they would look like in a fairly well lit room; most of the time of course, it would be no light or very low light.

Chinchilla



Camel



Earth



Mink



Moleskin



Light Moss

post #351 of 956
With these confidence inspiring renderings, I'll vote first! I like the last one.
post #352 of 956
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Originally Posted by bdiddy73 View Post

WoW



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Originally Posted by HuskerOmaha View Post

Looks great Brad!

I'm diggin' the Moss and Chinchilla selections...

Thanks Greg, I like them a lot too - still trying to balance between what loosk best on its own, what has the best color vs. texture, what complements the column and carpet colors, what will be best when the lights are on vs. off, etc. Hard to choose.

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Originally Posted by MysticalJet View Post

Looking real good Brad. Can't wait to see the finished panels hanging!

Me too!!

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Originally Posted by tony123 View Post

I must get the "as mentioned" treatment more than anyone else on this forum! Sorry bout that. I claim alot of things, but never claimed to be bright.

Haha, sorry Tony, didn't mean to pick on you, and I don't think I had actually mentioned it until this page.

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Originally Posted by AirBenji View Post

I can already see Jay-Z having a party in your theater with bottles of Dom Perignon flowing everywhere... If you build it, he will come....

Oh he's always welcome, I'm sure he's following this thread...

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Originally Posted by Iusteve View Post

Jay-Z doesn't drink dom perignon...... I am fairly certain of that

I am off by a generation of having any clue...
post #353 of 956
I vote Cinchilla and then Camel
post #354 of 956
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edited the swell renders to change the background to black instead of mint green, makes it easier for me at least to focus on the actual colors - and much of the rest of the room is / will be black anyway (soffit, doors, screen wall, trim).
post #355 of 956
I like the camel best Brad. I think it will compliment the lighter veining in your vinyl columns.

That certainly didn't come off as a very manly statement did it? I think I'll go cut down a tree or two and try to recover.
post #356 of 956
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Originally Posted by fotto View Post

I like the camel best Brad. I think it will compliment the lighter veining in your vinyl columns.

That certainly didn't come off as a very manly statement did it? I think I'll go cut down a tree or two and try to recover.

Well I didn't actually set a very good precedent with all this talk of mint green (I was going to say pistachio but thought better of it), chinchilla, camel, etc.

Thanks for the input fotto and jesto!
post #357 of 956
Great job Brad.

For your panels, what kind of plywood did you use? What width did you go with? How did you make the frames? I am thinking of getting a Kreg system to do mine.

Thanks, Drew
post #358 of 956
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Originally Posted by Slinger12 View Post

Great job Brad.

For your panels, what kind of plywood did you use? What width did you go with? How did you make the frames? I am thinking of getting a Kreg system to do mine.

Thanks, Drew

Thanks Drew. The panels are two layers of 1/2" plywood - just ordinary cheap plywood, nothing fancy - corners are assembled using lap joints, per the method outlined in the GPowers fabric frames thread. They are mounted to furring strips on the walls which are also 1/2" plywood, so the total depth ends up being 1.5". I think JeffC used the Kreg jig to make all his panels, and they came out great, might want to check his thread for some pics.
post #359 of 956
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After looking at them off and on today, Chinchilla just seems right - putting it next to the vinyl sample a sample of black fabric, with lights on, there is enough contrast I think. Plus I like the way the material looks better than the 701 as far as pattern/texture/weave. And its $2 cheaper than 701. :T

We have a winner - Chinchilla!

Thanks for helping me through this difficult time.
post #360 of 956
Smart man! Go with anything other than my vote and you'll be in good shape! Why did I cast a vote knowing how poor I am at color choice?

So I assume fabric will be ordered Monday?
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