well Dave (fax6202) got me thinking about the bar ..... i have borrowed some great designs throughout the process of this build .... the bar i want to do something a little different but am struggling with material choices
the bar will look a little like a cinemars
i like the legs on the corners i am thinking i want to build similar one paint them in the same grey that will be used in the theater but instead of using door panels like Mario did in the middle sections i was thinking of using some sorta of backsplash tile maybe natural sone i think with the blue led lights under the bar it maybe a nice effect bouncing off the stone ??
what do you guys think? Edited by snickers1 - 10/15/12 at 5:58pm
tonight i decided to takle putting the led's in the light tray ... i went to lowes and picked up some windows screen frame to mount the led's to... this made it very easy they just lay across the light tray blocking
one i had them done i noticed something very disturbing .... two different colors!!!!!!!
hard to really but one side is light blue and the other seems to be a deeper blue ...... so pissed ... going to write the company i ordered from and see if they replace if not i will just order another set they where cheap
The lights look good! Sorry to hear about the different colors though. I'm still building my softly area but need to look into rope lighting soon. Are they one color or change colors?
they are one color Blue... i used window to mount them , this made is very easy because i can move them back and forth to get the desired effect
i already ordered another set of lights and sent the company an email and pic of the lights i used the the screen frame to mount them it will be very easy to switch them out ....
finished the other cabinet still need to the build the doors they will look like the front the columns but will be one large door divided into two sections
still need to finish the lower half the wall on the right side and this week will order the sand for the stage ..... yes i have been delaying that job for as long as i can but the time has come where to move forward i have to finish the dreaded sand!!
You want dry sand anyway, so I'd wait a while. HD tends to store it outside, Lowes inside. Pick through to find the driest bags you can. And try Toys R Us..they call it Play Sand.
Thanks ... looks like Chantilly lowe's has got some so hopefully the store near me will be getting some soon also ..... i have plenty to keep me busy so hopefully next week i they will stocked with sand and i can finish off the stage and move on
i know...... i got myself in the right mind to do it this week and the stores where out ...... now i have to re motivate myself for hopefully next week ........ and your not helping at all with the Mushaha's
The room is really starting to take shape. I like the multistep trim around your soffits and the large corner bass trap (I assume) cabinets in the front.
You asked about acoustical foam for the traps. I don't think there is anything appreciably better for corner traps than good ol' cheap fiberglass batts. (Not even that fancy-dancy OC703 which seems to be difficult to find and more expensive than it should be.)
Looks like you are going with a 2.35 wide screen. Great for a movie shot in that ratio, but everything else in 16:9 format will appear quite small in comparison (just my uneducated oppinion of course). I often wonder why so many mixed use theaters go scope when a constant area screen seems much more flexible. I guess masking is a lot easier when you just have to worry about moving some side panels over.
Looking forward to following the progress. Great job.
thank you .... the cabinets on the stage will house the subwoofers and the base traps will be in the corners behind the cabinets .... as far the foam base traps the ones i posted are actually very cheap m cheaper the OC703 but not sure if they are effective.... yes will be going with scope screen main reason being is the wall is so wide that i think a 16:9 screen wold just get lost on the wall also for future upgrade to maybe a anamorphic lens.....
Not a 16:9 or 2.35, but something in between. You would still go with the scope width, but would make it taller so 16:9 still looks substantial. Main problem is that you will have to live with black bars on either format or rig up a 4-way mask.
I went with a 114" width and 56" height. It gives about 5500 inch^2 at 2.35 and 5600 inch^2 with 16:9.
Just a suggestion, and not something that is commonly done anyway...and yes, the full on Scope screen looks cool!
hmm something to think about there thanks for the info .... very much appreciate it