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Stumped and need help with a Soffit

post #1 of 9
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I got a bit of a conundrum that I really need help with. I have a sloped wall bonus room that I am currently building a home theater in. Due to the "THEME" of the theater and the aesthetics, and wall/ceiling treatments that are being applied, I will require a "BREAK" on the sloped wall.

The Ceiling will have a sunset mural shooting forward toward the viewer from behind a faux awning that I am constructing over the Screen. This mural will transform from sunset to night sky on the flat portion of the ceiling and partial portion of the sloped wall. This mural will run the distance of the room all the way to the back of the viewing area. Total viewing area is 10'X18'.

I plan on building a soffit to provide a "BREAK" between the ceiling mural on the ceiling/sloped wall and the "knockdown trowel" effect that will be applied to the knee wall and partial sloped wall.

This is my problem. I have 8' ceilings. I currently have a 2 tier riser in place. They are 65" X 120".

The front row (floor level) has an 96'' clearance to the ceiling with the knee walls at 56" high.

The Second Row (6" higher) has a ceiling clearance of 90" with the knee wall at 50"

The Third Row (12" higher) has a ceiling clearance of 84" with the knee wall at 44"......sitting down in the third row my head is at 48".

As I mentioned before there is going to be an awning over the screen and ideally I would like the soffit to be at the same height as the awning but don't want to lose the effect of the mural.

Of the pics attached, the first pic is of the awning. This is the look I am going for. The awning will obviously be angled to remain flush with the sloped wall. The other two pics are of the actual room.

HELP!!! I am stumped!!
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post #2 of 9
I'm having a difficult time understanding exactly what you are describing.

I would say that at 7' on the last riser you really don't want to go any lower. I suppose you could squeeze another 4" out of it.

Is it possible to create the soffit just where you need it for the awning?

Have you plotted your viewing and projection angles with the awning projecting out past the screen?
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Mr.Tim View Post

I'm having a difficult time understanding exactly what you are describing.
Is it possible to create the soffit just where you need it for the awning



what do you mean by "where you need it for the awning" ?
post #4 of 9
Does the break need to be a soffit? Could it be a molding or a tray?

In a lot of theaters they have a soffit, then a tray extends a few inches past the soffit. Lights are put in the tray and a piece of crown sometimes on the outside.

What if you just create the tray? Then you still have your head height.

I distinctly remember another theater just like yours that did a tray. Whose it was.. I don't remember.
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by docbrock55 View Post

what do you mean by "where you need it for the awning" ?

Exactly...



Yeah, not easy to follow that post, but if I understand correctly, you're just trying to hide the transition at the mural's border, which would be somewhere mid-slope on the sides...

Since it's just there to provide a border, think about using some trim molding on the ceiling. Perhaps a piece on the slope to get you a vertical edge (only need an inch or two), and then a decorative trim on that. I suppose you could call that a soffit, but it's more like a chair rail or crown molding... Just kinda halfway between them!

Jeff
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
Yeah I apologize for the original post. I know it's a bit busy and hard to translate.

I just need a basic break for the transition but need it to house snake lighting for the mural and have an old rustic aesthetic look to it., and not have to worry about someone banging their head on it when they get up after a 2 hour movie and forget that it's there.
post #7 of 9
How about something like this:

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post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
Mr. Tim

That was exactly what I was looking for. If you were to build it would you recommend wood planks or crown moulding set on an angle

I was wondering if you guys would share your thoughts on how to construct that awning. As you can see from the pic that it's the look I want to go with. Problem is the sloped wall. How would you construct it to where it's a smooth look?

Thanks for all your input
post #9 of 9
If you are going to put rope lighting in it I don't think crown alone will do it. The face of the crown would be pretty close to flat.

I didn't save that drawing so unfortunately I can't give you the measurements. I think it was 8" on the flat and 4" on the vertical. The wood block was a 2x4. It's to scale, so if you print it you may be able to scale it (the risers are 6").

You will probably need some stiffeners here and there to keep it from sagging. You could use poplar or mdf.

Tim
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