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post #151 of 983
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Originally Posted by HopefulFred View Post

Pardon my overstepping and pretending to help you all design - you're doing a great job. I just want to suggest this (pardon the crudeness) design for the multiple soffit heights.

I thought the pictures would definitely provoke the thought of some people here and they would come up with some ideas for the transition ! smile.gif Keep em coming!
post #152 of 983
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Originally Posted by HopefulFred View Post

Pardon my overstepping and pretending to help you all design - you're doing a great job. I just want to suggest this (pardon the crudeness) design for the multiple soffit heights.

Interesting I will take a look at that tomorrow. Keep in mind that the faces are 4 1/5 inches high and the height difference is less than that, a considerable overlap not evident in the picture. But that concept will solve another problem I haven't discussed
post #153 of 983
The column there will be another challenge to transitioning the soffit.
post #154 of 983
I can out crude anyone!

For real, I would keep it simple and tie it in together. You won't lose any headroom, and it will keep it smooth and together on the wall. I know you mentioned its not a total overlap, but I'm guessing you could rip the boards to fit and then cut your drywall to hide it all.

Also, It looks like your column is going to fit right there in that little jog. I wouldn't want it to busy right there to distract from the column work.

post #155 of 983
Another idea, would be if you could move your column just that last three inches to the left, it would be a clean break and you wouldn't need to transition the soffits.
post #156 of 983
What are the dimensions of the soffit? And how much headroom on the riser to the bottom of the soffit?
post #157 of 983
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Originally Posted by HopefulFred View Post

Pardon my overstepping and pretending to help you all design - you're doing a great job. I just want to suggest this (pardon the crudeness) design for the multiple soffit heights.

Could you maybe continue this pattern to the back of the room creating a sort of repeated stepped effect? Bring it out from the wall just far enough to repeat the curve in towards the wall (3 or 4", maybe?).
post #158 of 983
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Originally Posted by HopefulFred View Post

The column there will be another challenge to transitioning the soffit.

I dont think that would be a problem but i may be wrong.
post #159 of 983
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Originally Posted by derekhonda View Post

Another idea, would be if you could move your column just that last three inches to the left, it would be a clean break and you wouldn't need to transition the soffits.

Cannot move the Column because it was already far too left than needed and if we shift it more it would bring the side surrounds ahead of the seating position.
post #160 of 983
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Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

Could you maybe continue this pattern to the back of the room creating a sort of repeated stepped effect? Bring it out from the wall just far enough to repeat the curve in towards the wall (3 or 4", maybe?).

I like the Idea but it will make the area of the room in the back which is already short and small more smaller and also the soffit will then interfere with my second pair of side surround speaker height or interfere with the drivers. My surrounds are tall and long.
post #161 of 983
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What are the dimensions of the soffit? And how much headroom on the riser to the bottom of the soffit?

Have to measure again to tell the exact numbers.
post #162 of 983
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Sorry no Pics today. It was a day of small tasks including sealing up holes in the wall from electrical, relocating some wires to the proper location (new holes and some fishing) Running electrical inside the soffit for three zones of cans and three zones of rope. Testing the later with a continuity tester because we don't want to open up the soffit once the bottoms go up. And a run to pick up a bunch of electrical supplies. Securing and sealing HVAC duct penetrations.

Somewhere in there I had a meatball sub on whole wheat from Subway. Toasted.
post #163 of 983
You? Or the sub? wink.gif
post #164 of 983
Thread Starter 
Both
post #165 of 983
Wow... this looks amazing. Big, you never fail to amaze. I really enjoy watching these builds come together. Definately Subb'd. Hope you guys all have a great Thanksgiving.
post #166 of 983
Thread Starter 
How Vik and I spent Thanksgiving: Soffits now have bottoms. HopefulFred is the winner of the Design My Soffit Contest.

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post #167 of 983
Big, what size cans are you installing and where did you find the hole saw? I am installing 4" lights from Lowes, but I can't find a hole saw that matches the size needed for my lights. It is one thing to hand cut a hole in drywall, but it is anothre thing to try and cut a clean hole in MDF by hand.

EDIT:

Also, are you planning to use rope lights around the soffits?

Nick
post #168 of 983
Thread Starter 
it is a 3.875 hole saw, I think I ordered it from Amazon. It's funny I think I've used three different cans from Lowes and they never seem to sell the size hole saw that fits their lights.

On this project I'm using the 4 inch cans with the connection box on the side, they are shorter than the 3 inch can which has the connections on the top. AND the connection box is HUGE in comparison. The soffits are 5 1/4 tall.

Yes on rope, still need to bang up lip on ethe front edge of the MDF to create a channel for the rope. Something about 2 inches tall.

For the record on the other three walls I cut all the holes when the MDF was on the ground, I can only take overhead cutting long enough for one photo op.
Edited by BIGmouthinDC - 11/22/12 at 6:50pm
post #169 of 983
Plenty of work done today, Caulking of gaps and holes with acoustic caulk. Wiring for cans lights, rope lights, smoke detector, insulation with ecobatt and insulshield, extending supplies and returns and finishing the face of soffits. Hoisting the MDF was a pain! As usual Big worked non stop and with full force without breaking a sweat smile.gif




















Big and My son Brainstorming!
post #170 of 983
Excellent to see so many picutres, it really helps to get the creative juices flowing.
post #171 of 983
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Originally Posted by AT1AW View Post

Wow... this looks amazing. Big, you never fail to amaze. I really enjoy watching these builds come together. Definately Subb'd. Hope you guys all have a great Thanksgiving.

Thanks! smile.gif
post #172 of 983
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Originally Posted by Concept001 View Post

Excellent to see so many picutres, it really helps to get the creative juices flowing.

Thanks! I thought i was posting too many pics and should edit out some but Big said the more the merrier! smile.gif
post #173 of 983
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Edited by vikgrao - 11/22/12 at 9:07pm
post #174 of 983
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Originally Posted by vikgrao View Post

Thanks! I thought i was posting too many pics and should edit out some but Big said the more the merrier! smile.gif
We love pice! We love pics!

Looking great guys!!
post #175 of 983
Nice! I really like it from this angle.
post #176 of 983
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Originally Posted by HopefulFred View Post

Nice! I really like it from this angle.

Thanks for the transition idea!!
post #177 of 983
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! All is looking great and lm loving all the pics. The sofit design looks awesome.
post #178 of 983
Nice work fellas. 5 1/4 inch soffits seem to work nicely. Maybe I can do them after all.
post #179 of 983
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

it is a 3.875 hole saw, I think I ordered it from Amazon. It's funny I think I've used three different cans from Lowes and they never seem to sell the size hole saw that fits their lights.

Hey Big - looked for the hole saw on Amazon but couldn't find it. Do you have the make and model?
post #180 of 983
Since it's yellow, I suspect it's this one. DEWALT D180062 3-7/8-Inch Bi-Metal Hole Saw

(The key when searching was to search for 3 7/8 - not 3.875)
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