Hopefully this post will bring us up to date. After finishing the bottom of the soffit/light tray, I went about putting in the lighting. Like many, I am putting 3 types of lighting into the soffit area which includes can lights, black lights, and rope light. They are all on separate switches near the door, which I will also control via iRule. I also put in the interior door, built a custom threshold to deal with the step up due to my soundproofing, and installed my rack.
Here is a photo of the threshold. It will be painted at a later stage.
Here you can see my door configuration. I have 2 sets of doors. A set of double doors on the exterior, and then a solid core door on the interior. The reasoning for this is two-fold. First, I have double walls and it helps with the sound. Second, and probably more important, is the WAF. You can see these doors from the foyer, and she likes the look of them. I will be building an entrance around them as well at some point in the future.
The first of the lighting to go in was the can lights. Nothing terribly special here. Just can lights I got from Amazon and LED bulbs. I will be using gimbal trim to achieve the wall wash effect on my fabric panels.
ONce all of those were wired up, I put in the black lights. They are towards the back of the light tray and raised up as high as they can go without being able to see them from the other side of the room. It looks like the light hits the entire ceiling, so hopefully it should work well.
The rope light will be attached to the back of the front piece of the light tray, so that will come last. Prior to that I put a coat of black paint on the back of the soffit since it would be hard to reach once the face of the light tray was up. I know I will have to touch it up later, but that's OK. I also put the front of the light tray up and then painted the soffit itself. Here is where the room sits as of today.
My next room tasks are to touch up the soffit where I can still see screws and such and then to install the rope light. Once that is done, I am going to start my columns. I have gone back and forth on design for those many times. Plus, I am now trying to see if I can fit some subs into my back columns, which may impact the overall design as well. My first step though, is to complete my Volt-10 speakers. I need to hide those in the columns, so I need the speakers ready so I can work on some prototypes. So, that is I am today. I welcome any thoughts or feedback anyone has on what I have done so far, or what is coming up. Thanks.