Originally Posted by DavidK442
A lot of detailed work. Looking good.
Subscribed to see how it all turns out.
Thank you! It's really satisfying at this stage to see the room taking shape.
Originally Posted by bluer101
That’s looking really good, nice choice.
A side question. With you soffit can lights, did you center them from wall to edge? I’m getting close to doing mine and my mind is telling me centered but maybe closer to wall for wall wash light. The lights I got have an adjustable gimbal too.
Thanks, really glad I saw the Bacon Race build (brought to you by
) which gave me the idea for the 3 step crown.
Depth-wise, the cans are centered between where the fabric wall frame will go, and the edge of the tray. So centered on the portion of the tray that will be visible in the end.
Width-wise, the side wall cans are centered between row1 and row2 columns. The rear corner cans are centered between row2 column edge and the back wall (future fabric frame location). And the screen wash cans are set at 1/6, 1/2, and 5/6 of screen width, idea being each would light 1/3 of the screen.
My side/rear cans are fixed-lens and the screen wash cans are gimbal. In your case with gimbal for all I think it would be really hard to mess it up. I like the appearance of having them centered in the available space, but have seen them offset in other builds and it looks great too as long as it's uniform.
If you offset them closer to the wall I think it would create more of a hot spot of higher intensity near the can, where a centered or offset-far location would soften and spread the wall wash effect. I temporarily powered a can with a cord and zwave dimmer so that I could move it around and see what I liked...With my specific cans I did not notice much of a difference, so I went centered.