Another Floating Wall - with a slight twist

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  1. loz

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    Unlike my wife, the plaster was not Polish. :)

    You can find the spec of the speakers at KEF - Innovators in Sound

    The Ci130 that I used requires 6.29" with the back can, or 4.29" without it. Mine are fitted without the back can in the wall - but with the back can in the ceiling. KEF - Innovators in Sound - Custom Install - In Ceiling - Ci Series

    I don't think it would be very easy to fit them into a solid wall! Unless you fancy drilling a 7" hole into it :eek:

    But there are thinner speakers around.

    The Ci1302QR normally retail around £125 each.
    But I was lucky and got mine on clearance from empire direct for £80.

    I notice hyperfi also have some b-stock on clearance Kef Ci130.2QR In-Ceiling Speaker White Single Pack


    For an idea of prices of other brands In-Wall Speakers at discount prices from HiFiBitZ
     
  2. loz

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    As a consequence of the floating wall project, the 42" that was in the lounge is now on the wall in the breakfast room

    [​IMG]

    and the 32" LCD that was there, is now on the wall in our daughter's room

    and the 19" that was in her room is ....

    and so the circle of life goes on :)
     
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    Very nice.

    Clean and crisp! One of the best ive seen! :clap:
     
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    [​IMG]

    can you tell me what software you used this for please.
    top job by the way
     
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    Loz mate, which lights did you use around the floating wall mate?

    Any dimmers?


    Thanks Jay.

    Edit:
    @Salzy - You can do a plan in any software mate. If you have Microsoft Word Just use the drawing tools to create it. You can do a more detailed one on Google SketchUp or any CAD.

    Any software such as Fireworks/Photoshop you will be able to do a plan.

    Jay
     
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  6. loz

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    Microsoft Vizio 2007
     
  7. loz

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    The rope light is Duralex from TLC as many people have used in this forum

    The dimmers for all the lights, including the rope lights are from the homeeasy range at B&Q

    See earlier post in this thread http://www.avforums.com/forums/home...r-floating-wall-slight-twist.html#post7775080

    The rope light is wired into what were the wall lights, and so are controlled from the main wall switch
     
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    Looks great Loz, cracking effort :)
    How do the speakers sound cranked up? Are they big enough to fill that large room?
     
  9. loz

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    More than enough.

    They are a little quieter than the Kef 2005 'eggs' they replaced. But still more than loud enough :thumbsup:
     
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    I can never find the Homeeasy 2gang plugs anywhere,.
     
  11. loz

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    well I have only ever seen them in B&Q, but in the ones local to me (Farnborough, Reading), they always seem to be in stock.
     
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    wow thats great, im about to do one of these floating walls but was concerned with screwing it up but not being able to really work on it untill its all fixed to the wall... that however seems alot simpler and more up my street! great work!

    So can you explain how you have fixed it to the wall? Youv obviously made the surround as in one of your pictures, but how do you then attach that to the wall?
     
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    I fixed 2 pieces of 2x2 to the wall. and then fixed the floating wall to that with some brackets.

    Actually you can see it in the following picture - the top piece of 2x2 running the height of the floating wall was fixed to the wall. This was just lining the brackets up.
    [​IMG]
     
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    I've got that clock! :D Nice setup loz :thumbsup:
     
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    loz, stunning mate, just stunning. Puts the rest to shame (especially me!!) Well done. :thumbsup:
     
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    Fantastic craftsman work, it really does look excellent! Well done!
     
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    Brilliant mate you can tell you put alit of time and effort into this and the result is top class
     
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    ooh nice setup Loz, only a small part of the overall setup but loving those chrome switches with the blue xeon type lights.

    GJ.
     
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    homeeasy range btw. From B&Q.
     
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    Mut's nuts right there Loz , excellent set up , wish i could do the same but ex council houses have a tendancy to only have one straight wall in the house :rotfl: , sadly the breast wall isn't it :(
     
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    Hi Loz, the homeeasy range from B&Q do you have to use the remote B&Q sell or can those faceplates be trained to work with any other remote of your choice?
     
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    Loz,

    Great work, I might have to get my Dad over who's a joiner and put him to work!!
     
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    Not sure.

    But you might found out more in their own forum HomeEasy Forum • Index page
     
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    Looks brill:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
    No cables to be seen:cool:
    I do like those lights, but personally i hate watching tv in the dark, it hurts your eyes and you (or someone else in the room) cant do anything else at the same time like read a book.
     
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    Well normally, they wouldn't be the only lights on.
    There are also table lamps in each corner that are usually on in the evening.

    I often turn them off when watching a film though, and just leave the lights around the panel on.
     
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    Looks fab and your cats have great fur! :D
     
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    What does it look like now it's Christmas!?
     
  28. loz

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    No different I am afraid. :)

    Well there is a tree in the corner, and cards on the windowsill - but no change as regards the floating wall. (boring I know...)

    Though I did have Sky's HD Christmas Log fire on a couple of times to remind us what a fire looked like :D :smashin:
     
  29. loz

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    Well 5 years on it was time for a TV update.
    We wanted a 3D TV for the lounge (we have one in another room, but prefer to sit in the lounge). I pondered on 4K, but thought the price premium still a bit more than I wanted to pay - and I know they will be both cheaper and better in a year or two. In the meantime, I decided the 55" Panasonic was a good buy in the January sales at £999 and would be a good stop gap.

    Of course the issue would be how that would fit into the "wall".
    But I did my sums first and decided that not only was the 55" Panasonic a good buy it was also a great fit. Whilst it might be 5" bigger picture, the thinner bezel meant it was almost exactly the same width, though a little bit shorter, than the existing 50" set.

    So down came the wall

    [​IMG]

    Tried it for size, and you can see the hole is too tall.
    [​IMG]

    So, I just replaced the top section
    [​IMG]
    A new coat of paint
    [​IMG]
    And job done
    [​IMG]
     
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    Top class job, love the simplicity of it
     

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