Making more headway. After being out of town a couple of weeks in Feb I've gotten back downstairs and keep plugging away on the HT 'finishing'.
First pic is the mock up of the columns and the moulding. I have a 1/2" spacer to get the columns off the floor. Baseboard is 5 1/4, matches what I have upstairs throughout the house.
Chair-rail at 36 inches up. Crown along the top of the column and the sofit.
Along the edge of the sofit I'm making a piece that is a combo of the baseboard turned upside down, then a small crown moulding-type piece afixed tot he baseboard. It give a little vertical and then angled detail and the LED light strip will be hidden behind it. I'll try to get a close up pic of this home-made piece.
Then a smaller and slightly different style of crown at the top of the sofit that will be 'highlighted' by the up-shining LED strip.
The white picture-frame below the chair-rail will be along the wall between the columns as well on the 1/2" MDF wainscoting.
The non-primed pine framing on the upper part of the column is going to be cut out and a fabric insert (GOM Claret) placed there. This will match the fabric panels on the walls between the columns.
Columns and lower part of the wall will be black.
Next pic shows the placement of the surround speakers. These are Polk 265-RT In-wall Speakers. I have 2 for surround and 2 for rear. Will be covered with the GOM Claret fabric insert (friction fit).
Third pic is 'finished' column. I do like the look of the 'picture frame' type moulding, and having the upper area different from the lower.
Few pics of the colums taking shape. Starting to kind of look like a HT. And a huge shout out to Merrimont Trace Theater
for overall creative inspiration.