So Last Night Damelon got the urge to work on the theater today so I headed over this morning. First order of business was to head out to pick up 2x2s and MDF for soffit construction.
Went to Lowe's had some new on the shelf 2x2s and we snagged 44. Went to the MDF shelf and it was empty, checked the computer none in the store. They said it wouldn't have mattered their panel saw was not working.
Went to the adjacent HD and they only had 2 mangled sheets - We left them
They called the other local HD and verified that they had some in stock, so 20 minutes later we arrived at the third store and found a new pallet load.
We loaded 3 sheets on the cart and headed to the saw location where we had them ripped into 12 inch strips
Shuffle #5 out to the truck
Shuffle #6 drove home
Shuffle #7 carried them into the basement
We put up 2x2 strips screwed into the channel around the room in position to hang the outer edge of the 12 inch tall soffit.
then hung some MDF for the front face of the soffit for the front and one side wall.
We mocked up the light box tray and tacked it up
It was at this point we stood back to admire our work and both came to the conclusion that a 12 inch tall soffit was too tall
Shuffle #8 took the MDF down
Shuffle #9 loaded it on the truck
Shuffle #10 drove back to HD
Shuffle #11 brought it into the store and had them cut the 12s down to 10s (the value of a portable job-site table saw can't be underestimated here)
Shuffle #12 Back on the truck
Shuffle #13 drove home
Shuffle #14 carried back to the basement
Shuffle #15 put it all back on the ceiling this time doing all four walls.
Then we tackled building some custom register boots for 6 x 24 supply and return vents. Built a box with plywood and some of the leftover MDF sealed the joints with leftover acoustical caulk.
Added some Linacoustic lining to quiet the box
Then put on the bottoms, The slots are intentionally in different positions based on intended locations.
We intend to reach up through the slots and screw to the ceiling inside the soffits.
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