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post #211 of 467
Excellent progress. Everything is looking fantastic. I'm with Tony, your fabric choice "flies in the face" of standard HT fabric choices but really does look great. I really like it. You must have one HUGE case of OCD though. That would be the only way I could get all of those lines to match. You have far more patience than I. I guess baboons have more focus and patience than humans. ;-)

I do have a question for you. Or I guess a suggestion. There are several here that have kept track of the number of staples they used during their fabric panel construction. Might be an interesting number to know just for curiosity sake.

Looking forward to seeing more progress.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #212 of 467
Thread Starter 
Hi NGiovas, thank you very much!

Greg, me fellow Southern Hemispheer-er, how's it mate? I think I'm with you about the Ruggas and cricket these days, but I won't say it out loud - this country is Rugby-crazy and someone might try to assasinate me if they hear what I've said!!

Tony, aaw mannn! Your HT looks great so far! That entrance of yours must be one of the most impressive ones I've seen

RT, thanx buddy. Those stripes sure is a pain in the arse to align, but when its done I think it'll look nice. FYI, I'm no ordinary baboon, I'm an anal baboon WITH OCD

So far I've completed all the side panels - 12 of them - my back is off I think I've used about 5500 staples so far for the 12 - there's six more for the back and then the chair rails and also the top cover for the panels. I took the last 4 packs at our hardware store, I hope they get new stock soon.

Thank you very much for all the compliments guys, I really appreciate it!

I'll post more pics as soon as I can.

Will
post #213 of 467
Love the detail you posted on the corners. Coming along nicely mate, well done.
post #214 of 467
Thread Starter 
Thanx, TheSly. Your HT is also comming on very nicely! You are very skillfull yourself mate. Very soon you'll have your "Little Room Down Under"
post #215 of 467
Thread Starter 
UPDATE TIME!!!
I've made great progess - it really starts to look like something now!

All the panels are finished, as well as the chair rails and top cover part of the panels.

This pic shows the start of the chair rails:
The things start of with two pieces of MDF, one is 45mm broad - it's the part that will go in between the two panels, and the other is 65mm broad, it's the part that will show on the front side.


Next was to get the mid-line on both sides to align the small piece in the middle of the big one and also for a guide on the other side were to shoot the brad nails through.


Put one the glue:


And "stick it down, stick it down oh babyyyy, stick down...." (I'm in a good mood today )


Then come the nails - ka-du, ka-du:


We end up with this T-pieces:


Now comes the real work - to cover them with fabric and add the halfround in the mix. I cut some of the remaining fabric into strips, making sure the red felvety part is in the centre.


Using the spray-on glue I covered both the backside of the fabric strip

and the front side of the MDF:


and stick it down while pulling it tight:


Next I sprayed both sides with glue


and folded the material over and stuck it down.


I repeated the whole process and ended up with 8 partly finished chair rails:


I cut 16 pieces of 19mm meranti halfround, two each of the same length for each rail:


The next thing I did was to cut strips of the same black material that I've used for the columns, again, two strips for each rail:


I placed the fabric strip, face down, onto the chair-rail, flush to the one side:


and stapled it from top to bottom while pulling it thight:


I put down the halfround on top of the black strip, also with its edge on to the edge of the rail:


Using brad nails again, I nailed the halfround to the rail as shown:


After turning it over, I cut off the protruding nails with a side-cutter and filed it down to the wood with a metal file. I the folded the black material over the halfround:


And after changing the brad nails to staples in the airgun AGAIN I stapled the fabric to the back of the rail:


After turning it over, It looks like this:


One side down, one to go.

Both sides done and ready to finish of the edges:


I didn't show the edges' stapling in detail, but it is basically the same as with the panel corners. Here's the result of the process:


Here is how the chair rail looks installed between the two panels:


After wrapping all 8 chair rails, it was time to do the little ones for the panels around the doorframe. Here's a pic of the little one before I trimmed the loose frays of material: (looks kinda like a little peck.. never mind )


Here's the bigger one. The edges on these two had to be very neat because part of it will show after the trim on the door is put on.


At last, the last pieces of chair-rail is installed:




And now, I give to you, straigth from the press, with chair-rails and top cover panels installed - THE FINISHED PANELS!!









Here's a close-up side shot of the chair-rail - I'm one happy camper


Till later
Will
post #216 of 467
Wow! That is very impressive. Looks great!
post #217 of 467
Very impressive! Really nice detail work.
post #218 of 467
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Thank you GWRC and Spaceman.
post #219 of 467
Wow! That turned out great!
post #220 of 467
Agree - that turned out very nice. Especially like what you did with the chair rail.
post #221 of 467
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Thanx Brian and Monkeyman! Both your HT's are swell as well
post #222 of 467
Man o man, does that ever look fantastic. Well done, very well done. Simply stunning work. Excellent progress my friend.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #223 of 467
Thread Starter 
RT, thanx for your kind words, I appreciate it very much! All the positive comments is very encouraging.

Have a great day!!

Will
post #224 of 467
Thread Starter 
Here's a pic of some of the chaos before the cleanup
post #225 of 467
that was a most excellent choice. Very nice! The wall already looked good and that really popped them.
post #226 of 467
Wow, we really have some talented craftsmen on this site. Looks great, keep it up!
post #227 of 467
Thread Starter 
calimark and Jon_B, thank you guys, much appreciated compliments. It's comments like these that make me glad that I chose that specific material. I had my doubts at first. The wife also likes it, so it is good
post #228 of 467
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Originally Posted by Bobbejaan View Post

calimark and Jon_B, thank you guys, much appreciated compliments. It's comments like these that make me glad that I chose that specific material. I had my doubts at first. The wife also likes it, so it is good

I didnt want to go here but since you mentioned 'wife'....are you sure the 'wife' isnt calling the shots regarding the color scheme in your theater?

It is ok to admit.
post #229 of 467
this is an amazing build so far. Your masking system is off the hook. Cant wait to see more progress and the final product when its all done.
post #230 of 467
Thread Starter 
Calimark, 'bout the wife, NO, its my little place! I ask her what she thinks about stuff I made in the HT and her opinoin, but the final choice is MINE - this HT is "....my preciousssssss......."

Thor, thank you, I hope I don't dissapoint you as we go along
post #231 of 467
That fabric is something that I never would have had the guts to pick out, but it looks truly amazing in your theater. Now that I've seen how it looks, I may have to plagiarize some of your ideas for my theater

Keep the updates coming!
post #232 of 467
Thread Starter 
Thank you J_P_A, plagiarize away!

I've just delivered the MDF for the DVD/Blu-ray rack. I hope I didn't over-engineer this thing again. It took 3 and a half full sheets of MDF to make all the parts Hope it will look OK. I think that I'll be starting on the equipment rack and media rack next, or maybe the screen wall panel.

I'm thinking of making the screewall panel in one big piece to avoid the joint lines that will show when using a few panels. The only fabric I can find in the material shops that'll be broad enough to do this is blackout cloth used for blocking out the sun behind curtains. It's black but it looks like it could have a subtle sheen - something not wanted on the screenwall around the screen.

I'll have to check it out further and see if it'll work.
post #233 of 467
As the others have said, very impressive. The level of detail in your work and the amount of patience and skill required is producing very professional looking results.

Dale
post #234 of 467
Simply fantastic. Keep up the great job!!!
post #235 of 467
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Hi Dale and Mario, thank you very much guys, both your HT's is comming along very nicely as well. You probably feel exactly like me at this stage - I can't wait to sit down and watch my first movie in my own theater for the very first time
post #236 of 467
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Originally Posted by Bobbejaan View Post

Hi Dale and Mario, thank you very much guys, both your HT's is comming along very nicely as well. You probably feel exactly like me at this stage - I can't wait to sit down and watch my first movie in my own theater for the very first time

I hear ya. My standard answer for "when is it going to be done?" is always "about a month." Which month that eventually ends up being is the big question.

That first movie will be magical.
post #237 of 467
It's awesome! Impressive and great job, thanks for all the details you are giving to us!
post #238 of 467
Looking good, I'm still waiting to see a dressed out column as I've been trying to figure out where you are headed with those.
post #239 of 467
What are you planning to use for a your screen?
post #240 of 467
Bobbejaan - I'm not sure how, but I have missed your thread to date. Really, REALLY impressive work, especially on that chair rail! I'll be following - well done so far sir!
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