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https://www.fabric.com/find?SearchTe...etic+Mesh+Knit



I bought this stuff in black and charcoal. I signed up for emails to get a 10% off coupon too..



easier pill to swallow than that stuff that is $10-11 a yard...
How easy was it to wrap the panels and how are the acoustic properties?

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How easy was it to wrap the panels and how are the acoustic properties?

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If you have left and right speakers and subs behind the false wall (with center through an AT screen), you want transparent fabric. GOM FR701 black is a known commodity... if you want to be on the safe side. You don't need a hell of a lot (unless you want to use the excess for DIY acoustic absorption and diffusion panels).



The top panel can be dark black, non-shiny velvet. There are countless threads on which kind is good enough for the money.

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If you have left and right speakers and subs behind the false wall (with center through an AT screen), you want transparent fabric. GOM FR701 black is a known commodity... if you want to be on the safe side. You don't need a hell of a lot (unless you want to use the excess for DIY acoustic absorption and diffusion panels).



The top panel can be dark black, non-shiny velvet. There are countless threads on which kind is good enough for the money.
Is this the one you are recommending?

https://www.guilfordofmaine.com/swatches/2100-408

AT properties seem great per the attached.

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Is this the one you are recommending?

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AT properties seem great per the attached.

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FR701 is a well known fabric used by award winning internationally recognized theater designers. GOM also has other fabrics with similar performance. It also has a fire safety rating meeting the demands for commercial public spaces, many fabrics do not.
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With the red wall and black ceiling the four can lights are ok but not bright enough. I have asked the contractor to stop by for an estimate on additional lights tomorrow. He says they will need to cut up drywall to install. Any recommendations on what additional lighting is better?

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it this a theater or a library? How many will you have on during a showing?
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With the red wall and black ceiling the four can lights are ok but not bright enough. I have asked the contractor to stop by for an estimate on additional lights tomorrow. He says they will need to cut up drywall to install. Any recommendations on what additional lighting is better?

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You only need enough light not to trip and fall on your rear.
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You only need enough light not to trip and fall on your rear.
I think I have more than enough light for that.

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Put brighter lights in the cans if it's a problem.. I wouldn't add more..
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it this a theater or a library? How many will you have on during a showing?
Theater plus a place where I can lounge and listen to music while reading a book. Depending on type of furniture, I could decide the number of seating. Need to figure out what furniture to buy. Basement entry is standard sized door which goes down three steps to a landing and turns right. So furniture needs to be able to turn at that area.

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If you purchase Theater Seating, virtually all types come in two pieces...the Seat and the Back. You should have no issues taking any seating down the staircase if it is unboxed.


You have little choice as far as the number of seats....as I stated long ago, the most you can get in that space is 4 abreast and still have any decent amount of traffic area along the sides. (seating will range between 120" to 135" wide)


If you purchase 90 Watt Halogen Spots or (yuck) Floods, you should have no issues with having enough lighting....but you will need a Dimmer such as a Lutron Maestro of similar.


Please don't let yourself be convinced you need additional lighting............if you equip the front Cans with Eyeball Lenses and direct the light toward the seating, you not going to be poorly illuminated.
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If you purchase Theater Seating, virtually all types come in two pieces...the Seat and the Back. You should have no issues taking any seating down the staircase if it is unboxed.


You have little choice as far as the number of seats....as I stated long ago, the most you can get in that space is 4 abreast and still have any decent amount of traffic area along the sides. (seating will range between 120" to 135" wide)


If you purchase 90 Watt Halogen Spots or (yuck) Floods, you should have no issues with having enough lighting....but you will need a Dimmer such as a Lutron Maestro of similar.


Please don't let yourself be convinced you need additional lighting............if you equip the front Cans with Eyeball Lenses and direct the light toward the seating, you not going to be poorly illuminated.
Thanks. I did not know they come in two pieces.

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Thanks. I did not know they come in two pieces.
They do, but they usually need a 32" door to get the lower half in. Check with the manufacturer/distributor on what they require.
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They do, but they usually need a 32" door to get the lower half in. Check with the manufacturer/distributor on what they require.

Pretty darn certain the OP has at least 3.0 doors and a 4' right angled landing. He should have no issue unless he purchases oversized, over stuffed Theater Chairs that cost $900.00^+...especially if he chooses leather.



Can't see that happening for the two obvious reasons....size won't allow him more that 3 chairs abreast and the cost is prohibitive.
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Here are the best choices for Wall Wash Can Light Lenses for the forward Cans up front.

Least Expensive....

(the entire assembly including the Interior Baffle must be painted Black)


Wall Wash w/Black Baffle

The last one is preferred because the Black Baffle also has a Fluted surface which breaks up reflections. You only have to paint the Lens cover and Trim Ring




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They do, but they usually need a 32" door to get the lower half in. Check with the manufacturer/distributor on what they require.
Now I recall. I had previously purchased recliners from Bob's and it came in two pieces. After that I bought a lazy boy but it came in one piece.

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Here are the best choices for Wall Wash Can Light Lenses for the forward Cans up front.

Least Expensive....

(the entire assembly including the Interior Baffle must be painted Black)


Wall Wash w/Black Baffle

The last one is preferred because the Black Baffle also has a Fluted surface which breaks up reflections. You only have to paint the Lens cover and Trim Ring




Fantastic Price on Halogen Spots! You even get 2 spares! And...they are "Dimmable too!
Thank you.

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Today we finished a feather finish skim coat in the theater room and the neighboring room. I could not have done this without the help of my wife. I have shown the pictures of the product and the result after the finish. I will go back again tomorrow and reapply on areas that I already applied today but which after trying may look like it can take additional compound. I bought the Henry feather finish 549. It was extremely easy to use and I went through two bags. I am unable to upload any more photos here. It is asking me to become a VIP member. So here is are the link.

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Officially re-badged: "The Dalmatian Theater".

I bet your glad you decided to go the sensible resurfacing route suggested. Easy...a lot less expensive...and you got the Wife involved too!

(...not the easiest thing to accomplish....)



So the Forum is hitting you up to support your bandwidth usage, eh?

Go to your Profile Page, select "Attachments", and delete the redundant copies of images you've posted on several different Threads. Coalesce your content. Condense your duplicate Threads down to the one's that address your points most concisely.

It will take a bit a time.....there is a lot.


T'would serve you best to do so....as your Theater progresses, the finished photos deserve their spot far more than duplicated Construction-oriented images do. (All the "Floor Photos.......boring! )

With a little jockeying around of both content and images, you could choose one Thread (this one?) to both condense, and then selectively import images and posts from all the others. Then simply add a descriptive link to your signature for others to follow.

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Officially re-badged: "The Dalmatian Theater".

I bet your glad you decided to go the sensible resurfacing route suggested. Easy...a lot less expensive...and you got the Wife involved too!

(...not the easiest thing to accomplish....)



So the Forum is hitting you up to support your bandwidth usage, eh?

Go to your Profile Page, select "Attachments", and delete the redundant copies of images you've posted on several different Threads. Coalesce your content. Condense your duplicate Threads down to the one's that address your points most concisely.

It will take a bit a time.....there is a lot.


T'would serve you best to do so....as your Theater progresses, the finished photos deserve their spot far more than duplicated Construction-oriented images do. (All the "Floor Photos.......boring! )

With a little jockeying around of both content and images, you could choose one Thread (this one?) to both condense, and then selectively import images and posts from all the others. Then simply add a descriptive link to your signature for others to follow.
Yep. Will do it.

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So the Forum is hitting you up to support your bandwidth usage, eh?
It's the Tapatalk app, they no longer allow more than 1 upload at a time and they reduced photo size unless you pay to become a VIP member..
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It's the Tapatalk app, they no longer allow more than 1 upload at a time and they reduced photo size unless you pay to become a VIP member..
Even with one it doesn't allow me to upload now and asking to become a VIP member.

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Even with one it doesn't allow me to upload now and asking to become a VIP member.

You can still upload an image, but you can only select 1 image at a time and then you have to select medium image size..

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You can still upload an image, but you can only select 1 image at a time and then you have to select medium image size..



Yes I did that as well as small and it says you have uploaded more than 10 photos this month. Join VIP now to post unlimited pictures.

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Oh I didn't know they put a limit on it too.. That is horsechit
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Worse than that!


Talk about gettin' Tap'd


Looks like you need to download your photos onto your PC and then use the Forum's Attachment feature. No brakes on the process then.

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Any recommendations for theater seating that doesn't break the bank? I Need to be able to take it down to the basement.

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