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post #1111 of 1268
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Originally Posted by donjuanwater View Post

Great job on the Fabric Panels so far. Thank you for not posting picks of your bathroom work because I think it is not appropriate for members to get into that stuff on here. Great use of judgement regarding that. Just to confirm, you used the Insul-Knife to cut your Acoustical Cotton? I know that Damelon sent his to you but I was not sure what kind.

Can you provide a pick of where your electrical outlet is for your RGB LED Rope light in both the riser and the Tray Ceiling? I know you mentioned it before but I did not see a final pic of your Electrical Outlets for those rope lights (not the columns).

Also, what color paint did you use for those Fabric Panel frames (what color black)?

I have to admit that the use of fabric on a cylinder shaped column stretches my mind beyond anything and makes me re-think everything possible about column design!!!!!!!! Just WOW!!!!!!!!!!!
I would have been stupid and clueless and spent $$$$$$ on a prebuilt cylinder for column but thanks to your sharing here with that............... I am inspired!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What kind of seating to you imagine your self getting in the future?

Thanks! Wish I could get back to building them but I have to finish the rest of the basement first before I dive back into frames.

I can't say that I haven't posted off topic pics before nor that I won't in the future. I enjoy all aspects of building so checking out someone's non-theater related build pics interests me. Sounds like they don't interest you. To each their own.

I will see if I can get some pics up for you. I have to take the screen down to install my speaker stands so I should have access to the one for the tray ceiling this weekend.

Are you talking about the black paint that I threw on the frames so that the wood wouldn't show through? It is Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black in flat. It is stuff I had leftover from painting the ceiling.

Glad I could help inspire on the column design front. I really liked Sandman's round columns but didn't like the cost of materials he used. My method, with a little trial and error, seemed to work pretty well and the material costs were much lower. They also ended up being more durable then I could have hoped. I was afraid the edges would be weak or that the middle could be dented easily but after I completed my first one those fears went away. Once I get the middle section complete I think they will really look sharp.

Right now I have my eye on some modular furniture from Lovesac called sactionals. I really like their movie lounger setup for my front row and probably a 5 series row of 4 across the back. My wife and I are more into comfort and these play right into that. They also have a ton of fabric choices so hopefully I can find something besides black that will work in my room. Unfortunately due to the work I have in the rest of the basement and the overall cost of this type of furniture means that I won't be picking it up anytime soon. Unless they have a really good sale around black Friday or Christmas and then all bets are off. biggrin.gif
post #1112 of 1268
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Originally Posted by donjuanwater View Post

Just to confirm, you used the Insul-Knife to cut your Acoustical Cotton? I know that Damelon sent his to you but I was not sure what kind."quote]

Sorry, I missed this part of your post. Yes, I have used the insul knife to cut some of the acoustic cotton. It is still very labor intensive but other than the scissors it is the best way to cut.
post #1113 of 1268
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Originally Posted by donjuanwater View Post

Just to confirm, you used the Insul-Knife to cut your Acoustical Cotton? I know that Damelon sent his to you but I was not sure what kind.

Sorry, I missed this part of your post. Yes, I have used the insul knife to cut some of the acoustic cotton. It is still very labor intensive but other than the scissors it is the best way to cut.
post #1114 of 1268
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Originally Posted by donjuanwater View Post

Can you provide a pick of where your electrical outlet is for your RGB LED Rope light in both the riser and the Tray Ceiling? I know you mentioned it before but I did not see a final pic of your Electrical Outlets for those rope lights (not the columns).

Here is the switched outlet and power supply for my LED rope lights in the tray ceiling. This is all located in the front of the room behind the tray ceiling (above the screen). Be warned, it is a little messy.

The switched outlet...


The power supply and controller...


The switched outlet/power supply/controller for the step lights is located right next to my step up onto the riser. You can see it here...


This will be hidden behind the future furniture.
post #1115 of 1268
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So I finally have some pictures to share of my speaker stands which I finally got installed this past weekend. Here is the basic unpainted part.





And now with a little paint so that the wood won't shine through the front wall.



The speakers as they have been sitting for awhile.



The stand in place next to the speaker. Stands are 18" tall. I added two pieces of shower pan liner to the top so that is wasn't wood resting on wood.



Speaker in place.



And now all three on their new perches. biggrin.gif



While I had the screen down I also added some additional Knauf to the ceiling above the speakers. The only other thing I have left behind the screen is to tidy up the wiring and to get all the IR receivers for the LED lights combined into one central location (right now they are spread out across the top of the screen).
post #1116 of 1268
Looking sharp vanice - good progress!
post #1117 of 1268
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Thanks AirBenji. At this point any progress is good progress. rolleyes.gif Unfortunately I don't foresee much theater progress in the near future as I push to complete the rest of the basement first. I will have to finish up the door trim to the theater and get the door painted so maybe I can consider that progress. tongue.gif
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Congrats on your 1000th post Vanice biggrin.gif Surprised you didn't put it in this thread tongue.gif
post #1119 of 1268
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Thanks! True. I was wondering if I should hold out but who knows when I will have post worthy material since the theater has taken a backseat to finishing the rest of the basement. At this pace I should reach your level of posts in about 20 years. tongue.gif
post #1120 of 1268
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Thanks! True. I was wondering if I should hold out but who knows when I will have post worthy material since the theater has taken a backseat to finishing the rest of the basement. At this pace I should reach your level of posts in about 20 years. tongue.gif

I do have an 8 year head start on you tongue.gif
post #1121 of 1268
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Shameless bump from page 6. wink.gif Unfortunately no real theater progress to speak of. Still pushing forward on the rest of the basement to try and meet my year end goal. I'll probably post a few pics once I have something worth taking a picture of. Right now I have a bunch of areas partially underway but nothing close to being finished. And more projects being added to the list that will probably bump the theater down. Looks like finishing the theater will become a spring 2014 project unless I have a very productive winter... rolleyes.gif
post #1122 of 1268
Hey Vanice,

Your theater is looking awesome. Love the soffits and light trays. I am building my soffits and light tray on Tuesday and was wondering if you could share the dimensions?

Thanks.
post #1123 of 1268
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I will see if I can get those for you. Which part exactly are you looking for? The portion that contains the 3" lights or the L-shaped portion that houses the led light strips?
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I guess I need the whole breakdown so I can duplicate somthing similiar :)

 

In this post: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1382943/the-grove-theater-and-basement-build/500_100#post_22450089

 

you have a good picture of the blocking attached to the soffit. The piece of MDF attached to it is where you cut the circle for the 3" lights. What would be the width of that piece? And the width of the side piece you put up vertical as well.

 

If you could then tell me the measurement of the soffit, how far it comes out from the wall and how far down from the ceiling that would be great.

 

So the width of the soffit + the width of the MDF piece holding the 3" light would = the total width your soffit/light tray comes out from the wall.

 

I hope this all makes sense, I have been looking at pictures all day and trying to tape things out with painters tape in my theater space and my head is spinning. I just want to get this part right so the scale of it looks correct.

 

Thanks!

post #1125 of 1268
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The MDF vertical portion of the soffit is 16" away from the side drywall. Once the acoustic panels are on the wall the soffit will be about 14" wide. The MDF vertical drops 11" from the ceiling. This may be different for your room because of the clear height you have and the riser (assuming you are doing one).

The bottom portion of the MDF light tray (where the 3" lights are) is 6" wide. This piece starts 14 1/2" from the drywall. The vertical portion of the light tray is 6" tall. It attaches to the end of the bottom piece so that it actually extends 5 3/4" above the bottom portion.

So the total distance of the soffit/light tray off the drywall is 21 1/4". Let me know if you need any other dimensions or further explanation.
post #1126 of 1268

Vanice,

 

Thanks so much for the info!

 

I think the last measurement I would be interested in would be how far the front light tray curve comes out over your stage. Looks like your front soffit is the same 16" out and then you just curved the light tray?

 

You sure did a great job using all the space in your theater. I initially wanted a false wall with speakers behind the screen but did not think I had the room. How large did your screen end up being?

 

Thanks again :)

post #1127 of 1268
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The front soffit is a little deeper. The vertical MDF sits about 26 3/4" from the drywall. The curve on the soffit is about 4 1/2" from the vertical MDF at the edges and about 16 1/8" in the middle.

The screen is 130" wide 2.35:1.
post #1128 of 1268
So at the longest point from the drywall to the edge of the curve it is about 43". How much would it extend if you factor in your false wall?
post #1129 of 1268
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The false wall sits about even with the vertical MDF so the curve juts out about 16" at its deepest.
post #1130 of 1268

Thanks again Vanice!

post #1131 of 1268
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I just rechecked my drawing and the curved portion actually sticks out about 19 1/2" from the false wall in the middle. Sticks out about 7 7/8" at the edges. The stage below it is right at 36" from the false wall at its deepest for reference.

You should add a link to your build that shows up when you post. Need to check out what you have going on.
post #1132 of 1268

Thanks for the updated info and signature suggestion. I have been meaning to do that, a few clicks later and it's done :)

 

I am working on updating my drawing to include the soffits and will post soon.

post #1133 of 1268
Hey vanice,

Do you remember how big your soffit HVAC boxes were and what size grate you used?

Thanks.
post #1134 of 1268
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I know I had three different sizes due to some interferences on one side of the room and the back soffit being much deeper (because of the 6" of treatments). I made them as large as I could based on the space I had available and the vent covers that I found in my local big box store. I can probably get you close dimensions looking at it tonight. I will also measure the covers because I can't remember off the top of my head.
post #1135 of 1268
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Box sizes (approx.): 9"d x 27"w x 11"tall on one side
10"d x 27"w x 11"tall other side
14"d x 27"w x 11"tall in the rear

The vent covers are all the same and measure 8"d x 26"l overall (they are either listed as 8"x24" or 6"x24" on the packaging).
post #1136 of 1268

vanice thanks again for all the info! hope I can return the favor sometime.

post #1137 of 1268
You can return the favor by helping him finish his theater. I'm sure he would appreciate that.
post #1138 of 1268

Hey vanice,

 

I saw the picture of your led tape lights up in the soffit and the links to the exact strip and controller used. I am trying to do something similar, and by similar I mean exactly like you did so I can achieve the same awesome glow on the ceiling :)

 

By my calculations I need 3.5 of those LED kits. You must have at least that many since our dimensions are roughly the same. Do you have 4 of those led strips plus controllers sitting up in the soffit? And if so, how did you set that up to work together.

 

Thanks.

post #1139 of 1268
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Hey vanice,

I saw the picture of your led tape lights up in the soffit and the links to the exact strip and controller used. I am trying to do something similar, and by similar I mean exactly like you did so I can achieve the same awesome glow on the ceiling smile.gif

By my calculations I need 3.5 of those LED kits. You must have at least that many since our dimensions are roughly the same. Do you have 4 of those led strips plus controllers sitting up in the soffit? And if so, how did you set that up to work together.

Thanks.

That is about what I have (approx. 17'-6" down the sides and 9'-6" across the ends). I didn't install 4 independent kits. What I did was start in my front right corner and run one kit down the right side, splice in the next strip, splice in the corner so that I could make the turn, and then run that strip along the back ending in the back left corner. Then I did the exact same thing for the other side ( started in front right corner running across the front, splice to make the turn, and then head down the left side ending in the back left). This allowed me to use 2 controllers and 2 power supplies to power them. Since the receivers are all in the same corner the remote can work both at the same time. I have a switched outlet located behind the soffit above my stage that I plug these into. Works very well.
post #1140 of 1268

Thanks for the info, I should be able to do the same. Where did you get the power supply from, was is a standard 12v power supply? The 2 links (1 for the LED lights and 1 for the controller) you had in the thread didn't look like there was a power supply included. Also, I guess you encountered no issues splicing the runs together? Some of the brands seemed to say 5 meters was the longest you could run the LED tape strips without issues.

 

Thanks again.

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