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post #721 of 897
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Just another thumbs up and atta boy to Greg for his inspiration and his creativity. My theater never ceases to get compliments and I could not have done it without his work... not the least of which was Greg taking the time to document his theater so extensively.
Thanks for the kind words. It was fun and we have enjoyed the theater over the years.

Might be time for a few items to be re-remodeled. Currently working on some base cabinets in the office ares.
post #722 of 897
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Very nice looking Fabric Frame theater. I like the wood trim on the column.

How high is the ceiling? Mine was limited to 9' due to the building. Looks like you is at least 10' may be more.

Again great looking theater!
Thanks GP - the trim on the columns is actually vinyl =D - my ceiling height is about 9'4".
post #723 of 897
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here is the start of the case work:

post #724 of 897
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here is the start of the case work:


Just a quick question, when you cover the wall like you did (excellent job in my opinion) you only cater absorbtion? What about diffusion?

Really great looking theater, i want one!!
post #725 of 897
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I had a choice between hiring a acoustic designer to design my theater or actual building a home theater. I chose the latter as a set of plans would just collect dust on the shelf.

So I copied what the acoustic designers did, to the degree my budget would allow, when building a home theater. It is not perfect but we have a lot of fun watching movies with friends and family.

And the walls create a WOW factor when people first see the theater, plus then improve the sound quality.
post #726 of 897
Just so you know, I've got 7 sheets of plywood to cut into 1 1/5 inch strips for Damelon's theater (Bacon Race) in the back of my pick-up, As I sit here drinking a cup of coffee working up a head of steam I'd like to say

DAMN YOU GPOWERS

got one done.



post #727 of 897
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Just so you know, I've got 7 sheets of plywood to cut into 1 1/5 inch strips for Damelon's theater (Bacon Race) in the back of my pick-up, As I sit here drinking a cup of coffee working up a head of steam I'd like to say

DAMN YOU GPOWERS

got one done.

It is a lot of work! I did mine before the plastic track guys would sell there products to DIYers. Today I would look at the plastic track prices, convenience and design flexibility vs. the Fabric Frame.
post #728 of 897
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DAMN YOU GPOWERS

got one done.

Haha yeah, I think it took me about two weeks, evenings and weekends, to get mine done. Might go faster if I had had more clamps, but still a lot of work.
post #729 of 897
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Haha yeah, I think it took me about two weeks, evenings and weekends, to get mine done. Might go faster if I had had more clamps, but still a lot of work.

Must have been asleep during your build. The theater looks great, the colors blend together nicely, very different color scheme.
post #730 of 897
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

Just so you know, I've got 7 sheets of plywood to cut into 1 1/5 inch strips for Damelon's theater (Bacon Race) in the back of my pick-up, As I sit here drinking a cup of coffee working up a head of steam I'd like to say

DAMN YOU GPOWERS

got one done.

Theater look great congrads. I like the use of different size fabric frames and the molding. It makes for a very high end look.

It is amazing to see the evolution of GOM fabric use in home theaters. Starting off with the fabric in one continues run horizontally with molding bottom, center and top. Then evolving into the fancy fabric frames you this new theater. very cool.
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Theater look great congrads. I like the use of different size fabric frames and the molding. It makes for a very high end look.

It is amazing to see the evolution of GOM fabric use in home theaters. Starting off with the fabric in one continues run horizontally with molding bottom, center and top. Then evolving into the fancy fabric frames you this new theater. very cool.

Thanks! I definitely have a new-found appreciation for making multiple smaller panels vs single large big ones. It takes a LOT of work.

Speaking of our build.... Here is a wall example



With the finished theater



And we even incorporated a hidden door!

post #732 of 897
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I know BIG was anxious about building so many Fabric Frames even when yours were much larger then mine. Looks like I built 3 or 4 to one of your large frames.
post #733 of 897
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It is a lot of work! I did mine before the plastic track guys would sell there products to DIYers. Today I would look at the plastic track prices, convenience and design flexibility vs. the Fabric Frame.

What are these plastic tracks you are referring to? Sounds interesting...
post #734 of 897
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What are these plastic tracks you are referring to? Sounds interesting...

http://www.fabricmatestore.com/c-91-...nel-track.aspx


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I know BIG was anxious about building so many Fabric Frames even when yours were much larger then mine. Looks like I built 3 or 4 to one of your large frames.

Yeah no kidding, I think you have more frames in your theater than anyone! How you joined them at the corners was especially cool but we decided to cheat a little there.
post #735 of 897
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I know BIG was anxious about building so many Fabric Frames even when yours were much larger then mine. Looks like I built 3 or 4 to one of your large frames.

Anxious? just wondering If I would ever get all these put together.



post #736 of 897
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Anxious? just wondering If I would ever get all these put together.




That is a LOT of strip you cut. And I remember doing all that. I burned up my old Sears Table saw.
post #737 of 897
Your pile certainly is a lot neater than mine was (this wasn't all of them, I ripped a couple sheets at a time, then built some frames, repeat until bored...) - I used a circular saw and clamp on rip fence, since I don't have a table saw.



post #738 of 897
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If I was to rip down all these strips today I would use the Festool TS55, a Festool 3000mm rail and the Parallel guides for repeating the cut. It would be a lot safer the pushing 8 foot lengths of plywood through a table saw. And most likely more accurate and constant.
post #739 of 897
I had the plywood ripped in half at Lowe's for free then it was a piece of cake to push them through the table saw.


I made a jig to make all the repetitive cuts, measure once cut 80 times.



cut pieces

post #740 of 897
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Cabinet are going in. This is the office area next to the theater. This is my first attempt at building case work.
post #741 of 897
Greg, just wanted to thank you in your own thread - it was your theater image that got me on the right path to picking a design style for my recently completed space. I finally got around to starting my own build thread (after the fact), and realized that I should have thanked you long ago.

I didn't end up building my own frames - my (current) lack of workshop tools plus amateur-at-best woodworking skills made my cost analysis say "you're going to end up spending more, especially when you have to redo them twice"!

But of all the theater designs and images I saw, yours was the one that made me say, "hey - that's what I was looking for!". I'm not the first, nor the last, to think that...

Thanks, I owe you at least a beer,

Jeff
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Greg, just wanted to thank you in your own thread - it was your theater image that got me on the right path to picking a design style for my recently completed space. I finally got around to starting my own build thread (after the fact), and realized that I should have thanked you long ago.

I didn't end up building my own frames - my (current) lack of workshop tools plus amateur-at-best woodworking skills made my cost analysis say "you're going to end up spending more, especially when you have to redo them twice"!

But of all the theater designs and images I saw, yours was the one that made me say, "hey - that's what I was looking for!". I'm not the first, nor the last, to think that...

Thanks, I owe you at least a beer,

Jeff

I appreciate the kind words. Glad the fabric frame inspired you. We have enjoyed our theater for seven years now.

I felt the same way when I saw the walls of the California Theater at Disney California Adventure Park. The California Theater is now gone (to make room for the Little mermaid ride). But the inspiration came from examining the sound treatment on the walls of that theater.
post #743 of 897
Awsome Theater
post #744 of 897
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Awsome Theater

Thanks, We have enjoyed several years of great movies in the theater.
post #745 of 897
I just started recently started my theater. Most of my goals for my HT are based on the work you have done in your home theater. I hope to have something close to the quality your room displays when im done but I have a small budget and a prebuilt room to work with. I have to cut corners without taking away from quality as much as possible. My deadline for completion is somewhere around August time frame.

I just updated my signature but I dont see the link to my HT thread yet, maybe it needs to be approved. I referenced your HT in my site
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1390881
post #746 of 897
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I just started recently started my theater. Most of my goals for my HT are based on the work you have done in your home theater. I hope to have something close to the quality your room displays when im done but I have a small budget and a prebuilt room to work with. I have to cut corners without taking away from quality as much as possible. My deadline for completion is somewhere around August time frame.

I just updated my signature but I dont see the link to my HT thread yet, maybe it needs to be approved. I referenced your HT in my site
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1390881

Good luck, it all come down to time and money. Both which are very scarce now days.
post #747 of 897
I've got a large room to cover, using what would be pretty large panels. Considering doing it the GP way. My fabric won't be happy with brad nails through it I'm afraid. What other attachment methods have people used that were successful and worked well?
post #748 of 897
Check out Brad's thread for attaching frames using ball/socket speaker grill pegs. There is also the Fabricmate approach, using plastic track.
post #749 of 897
Thanks Spaceman, you beat me to it =)

Here's a link to the part of my build thread with some pictures of the ball/socket attachment approach I used: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1250265/pimp-my-garage/240#post_20075740.

Other people have used industrial strength velcro.
post #750 of 897
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I've got a large room to cover, using what would be pretty large panels. Considering doing it the GP way. My fabric won't be happy with brad nails through it I'm afraid. What other attachment methods have people used that were successful and worked well?

Velcro and french cleat are also two other way of attaching the frames to the wall.

Remember, I only use the brads to hold the frames while the liquid nails dry.
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