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post #61 of 166
Nice. I like the carpet color with the seating color. I am debating between tan or something leaning toward gold for the side walls. I had my primer tinted and it is more of a gold color. I'll probably go with a dark tan. I like the earthtones. What color are the walls going to be?
post #62 of 166
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Originally posted by vshine
Nice. I like the carpet color with the seating color. I am debating between tan or something leaning toward gold for the side walls. I had my primer tinted and it is more of a gold color. I'll probably go with a dark tan. I like the earthtones. What color are the walls going to be?
I was a little thrown by the different pictures because the middle one looks like a completely differnet color to me! (tan vs more earthy brown). The tan looked like the straw GOM I'm using.

Nice PDF of the GOMs: http://www.msr-inc.com/pdf/guilford_colors.pdf

P.S. Patrick, Beautiful family...at least you'll be done in time for that little one to enjoy the HT for a long time. My kids grew up fast! They'll still get a few years out of it.
post #63 of 166
Thread Starter 
vshine,

I will be using two GOM fabrics with a chair rail.

Bottom color will be Charcoal - VSS 2403 and top color will be Smith Point - Lido #2858. Screen wall will be Black GOM. Ceiling is painted black as well.

Bottom:
http://samplecenter.guilfordofmaine....e/2403_513.jpg

Top:
http://samplecenter.guilfordofmaine....e/2858_031.jpg

Thanks!
post #64 of 166
Scott,

I looked at the Straw also but it tended to look a little too yellow in the theater. In fact, I have many samples of GOM and I can't find a tan that will go with my seating fabric and carpet. I have some samples of SoundSuede Camel and Tawney Gold which go pretty well. I know it kind of breaks the rules of having transparent fabric over the acoustic material (in my case 2" rigid fiberglass panels) but I don't think the SoundSuede will be an issue.
post #65 of 166
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*** UPDATE ***

Screen wall framing is completed. Knauff wall liner is being installed behind screen wall (man, is this stuff itchy!).

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post #66 of 166
Hey Patrick...looking nice! How long has it taken you up to this point? I'm just starting mine. Also, the stair light in your riser, where did you get that? It appears you used regular screws to attach your Linacoustic RC to your walls. Did you use any adhesive? You must be psyched. Almost done!
post #67 of 166
Thread Starter 
I got a lot accomplished this weekend:

Finished framing for the screen wall.
Constructed the L and R speaker mounts and installed those.
Ran speaker wire and sub coax for front speakers.
Made first attempt at working with G.O.M. fabric... and succeeded!

Here are some latest pics...

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post #68 of 166
Looking good. Keep up the work.
post #69 of 166
Thread Starter 
Got a lot done this weekend:
InWall Triads are in place.
Proscenium is finished.
Lights are wired up.
Started on the furing strips, getting very close to fabric install.

Of course, i was really anxious to see what the colors would look like, so i just tacked up some fabric temporarily on the wall...

http://thewebbspot.com/stl-web/galle...5122.sized.jpg

Inwall installed...

http://thewebbspot.com/stl-web/galle...5124.sized.jpg
post #70 of 166
Looking good! I'm about to order my fabric. I wrapped up all the little things this weekend and am ready for the carpet and chairs. How did you insulate the walls around your in-wall speakers to minimize vibration?
post #71 of 166
Looking good! This is when it all comes together.

Have fun!

Randy
post #72 of 166
Thread Starter 
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How did you insulate the walls around your in-wall speakers to minimize vibration?
Here is a shot before drywall...

http://thewebbspot.com/stl-web/galle...4/IMG_5002.jpg

You can see that between the studs, it is just standard R-13 insulation. Triad provides inwall brackets that were installed, which provide the drywallers to cut out the opening easily. It also provides support for the speaker when installing. I spent a lot of time coming up with the best way to mount the speakers with vibration in mind. The speaker have little ears that slide out from the top and bottom that allow you to mount them. The normal application is for the speakers to use the provided grills and they are normally meant to be flush with drywall. But with fabric, i wanted the speakers to be almost flush with the fabric, so I sandwiched the speaker "ears" with the furring strips. I cut some mating dado grooves on the backside of the furing strips. I worked out really well. Here is a picture, that you can make out the dado on the bottom left side...

http://thewebbspot.com/stl-web/galle...5126.sized.jpg

I then applied a bead of caulk between the speaker and the furring stips. I think it will be very solid and not having any vibration. (I hope!)
post #73 of 166
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Quote:
Originally posted by CptnRandy
Looking good! This is when it all comes together.

Have fun!

Randy
Yeah, it was amazing to step back and say, "wow, it actually looks like a theater now." For awhile it was hard to keep chugging along without really seeing it taking form. My wife kept saying, "but I guess I don't see progress, what have you been doing for the last 8 hours???" But when she saw the fabric up temporarily, she was really happy, probably more happy that I am almost finished with it!
post #74 of 166
I know the feeling. I was working on our pool room all day yesterday. I'm putting up exterior cedar siding to give it a rustic "roadhouse" look and I spent most of yesterday working on one small wall section with a return vent, outlet and the A/C thermostat. It took a lot of time just to figure out the best way to do it. Same comment from my wife "you didn't get much done what have you been doing all day?". Seems like everytime she comes to the basement I'm sitting in a chair thinking about how I am going to do something. Just wait until you have the second kid she'll really give you the look. Of course I always complement her on her much improved pitching arm (I have two boys).
post #75 of 166
3 boys under 5....when your wife works full time.....

Ahhhhhhhh....just found out #4 is in the oven!!!
post #76 of 166
It's coming along very nicely!
post #77 of 166
Hey Patrick, your theater is really shaping up. Can't wait to see the fabric up on the walls.
Keep chugging along, your almost home!! :)


Craig
post #78 of 166
Thread Starter 
What a wonderful support group!
post #79 of 166
Thread Starter 
Just an update, all acoustic insulation and batting is up. Fabric was started last night around midnight I hope to get most of it done this weekend. Wish me luck!

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post #80 of 166
Good luck....
post #81 of 166
Looking good - just take your time! That fabric is tricky stuff.

Randy
post #82 of 166
good luck
post #83 of 166
Looking good!
post #84 of 166
Hi Patrick - Your theater is looking great!

Just a quick question: How high did you apply the fiberglass? How high above ear level?

Thanks!
Jeff
post #85 of 166
Thread Starter 
The chair rail is 36" up from carpet and i just cut the 48" wide roll around it, so, the liner is approximately 51" high from carpet.
post #86 of 166
Thread Starter 
Fabric pics! I am glad I did the left wall first as the cutouts for the A/V cabinets were a major PITA!

All audio equipment is connected and sounds great so far. HTPC is ready to go as well, just need to finish the fabric and we will be watching our first movie very soon. I can't wait.

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post #87 of 166
Your theater is looking fantastic, it is really coming together now - what you have been thinking about for so long is now a reality - congrats, and don't keep at it; the summer activities (and a wedding every two bloody weeks) have been my downfall :(

Have you plugged your speakers in yet? If so, how do they sound in the new surroundings?

- Brett
post #88 of 166
Thread Starter 
Thanks Brett!

Quote:
Have you plugged your speakers in yet? If so, how do they sound in the new surroundings?
Yes! I finally got everything up and running last night. I wanted to make sure that all the surrounds were working correctly before they got covered over (point of no return). It sounds fantastic, i just had my laptop outputting mp3's to it and i was just loving it. I remember when i got all the acousic insulation up and could tell right away that it sounded so much better in the room.
post #89 of 166
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My wife thinks that I should just use black GOM on the entire front proscenium area, but i originally planned on continuing the 2 tone look like the walls. I played around in photoshop and did a quick rendition of each one. I was hoping to get some opinions on what you guys think. The soffits will also be wrapped in black GOM.

(Keep in mind that there will be trim and some decorative small depth columns. That is also another question, I am leaning towards doing the trimwork in all black, or stained wood to match the wood color of my a/v cabinets. But that is another idea down the road to decide on...)

Here is 2 tone like the rest of the walls...

http://thewebbspot.com/stl-web/galle...ckup.sized.jpg

And then here is it in all black...

http://thewebbspot.com/stl-web/galle...copy.sized.jpg
post #90 of 166
Great job ... gives me some inspiration!!

Question .... did you staple around the wall outlets to secure the fabric, or did you only cut a hole in the material at the outlets for access? Also, will you sconces completly cover the opening, or are you planning on some form of trim?
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