I am mocking up my trim details and would like everyone's thoughts. We built a full size column from scraps to get a sense of scale.
I wanted to try something a little different for the columns. I have used corbels in a couple of spots in the house and I wanted to try them in the HT. So the wainscot is 3/4" maple with a 3/4" maple recessed piece in the center. They will be installed with 1/2" backers to give me the 2" depth I need for the Quest panels.
The columns will be 5" deep and made from 3/4" maple with base molding at the bottom and crown molding at the top. The crown molding at the top comes out 4 1/2" and makes room for the corbels to be installed and a 3 1/2" puck light to be recessed between them.
I have gone back and forth on a couple of things:
1) Should I have Triad stain match the grill and install between the trim as shown OR cut out the top section of wood and replace it with speaker cloth? There will be 4 columns total in the room. The front columns will not have speakers. I would like them to match.
2) Should I make the column panels on the top and/or bottom removable? This would allow me access to the conduit inside if it was needed. I probably would not need access and could cross that bridge down the line.
Column and wainscot mock up:
Please excuse the sketches...I don't have Mario's animation skills.
Coffered ceiling mock up:
The box for the coffer will be a little wider and a little taller. The "beams" will house 4" can lights. There will be a gap at the top of the crown for rope light. I decided to add a layer of maple against the wall going down to the bottom of the sheetrock. There would be a trim piece there to hide the transition.
Edited by avtexan - 10/5/13 at 11:25am