Ouch, I just looked and saw that it has been over 3 weeks since the last post. That is a reminder of how painfully slow it has been. It reminds me of watching a home being built. It's exciting to see the framing go up and see it take shape and then it looks like nothing is being done when that's the time the electricians, plumbers, carpenters are doing their work. It is a little like that but honestly there have just been days where nothing happened since a carpenter had to leave because of an old injury and have a doctor's appt or a painter was available but because the carpenter wasn't finished on time, he had to go to another job.
This was an interesting problem. There are arches on the side walls and rear wall. But the framing was such that we couldn't quite get the door to fit exactly in the middle of the arch on the rear wall. I was thinking of getting an arch shaped door to fit exactly in the arch but we didn't like the look of that door from the outside. The fabric in the arch is also recessed compared with the plane of the column but the door doesn't have that deep a recess. The solution involved pushing the door back a several inches and framing a curved section above the door that sticks out a bit to still give it a recessed look.
You will see two holes in the upper part of the door in the middle. The door is a solid core acoustical door I purchased from Dennis. The delivery company called to confirm it's delivery to our house and said I had a 400 lb shipment. Wow !
His plan shows a sconce hanging on the door so the door I bought has a conduit pre-drilled to allow for electrical wiring to extend from the edge of the door to the center to light the sconce. After installing the door, we had to re-drill another hole so that the sconce would be in the center of the arch since the door was not hung in the center of the arch as we originally thought it would.
Just another shot of the rear wall showing the wood finishings in the arch, baseboard and columns. Next step is painting (red, black and gold theme), then final electrical/equipment installation then carpet and chair delivery. Hopefully all that will happen in the next 2 weeks.
This shot of the rear wall does show that the top of the column is covering the opening for rear surround speaker. It's being re-cut and moved so the HVAC grill and rear surround are not covered by the column.