Building my own floating wall

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by M.D. Klapwijk, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. VAMOS DAN

    VAMOS DAN
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2006
    Messages:
    3,024
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Ratings:
    +281
    id like to be able to dim the lights behind the headboard like yours though, are they hard to fit? do they attach to a wall etc?

    Many thanks for your advice
     
  2. M.D. Klapwijk

    M.D. Klapwijk
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2009
    Messages:
    151
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Hellevoetsluis
    Ratings:
    +21
    No they are not hard to fit, the dimmer has power-in and power-out and a button to link it to the remote: http://www.klikaanklikuit.nl/product_detail.asp?id=49

    For the remote you can use this: url=http://www.klikaanklikuit.nl/product_detail.asp?id=32 or url=http://www.klikaanklikuit.nl/product_detail.asp?id=43 or even url=http://www.klikaanklikuit.nl/product_detail.asp?id=31

    If you can't find such a system in England, you might wan't to try and drop an email at [email protected] requesting where to buy in England or if they will ship it to you...
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2009
  3. M.D. Klapwijk

    M.D. Klapwijk
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2009
    Messages:
    151
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Hellevoetsluis
    Ratings:
    +21
    Nothing to update, since I ran out of paint for the 4th and final layer.

    Here is just another picture with the TMA's and sofa's on their intended places:
    [​IMG]
     

    Attached Files:

  4. M.D. Klapwijk

    M.D. Klapwijk
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2009
    Messages:
    151
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Hellevoetsluis
    Ratings:
    +21
    Look what the cat dragged in:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     

    Attached Files:

  5. Stoke192

    Stoke192
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2005
    Messages:
    5,518
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Wirral..Cheshire
    Ratings:
    +2,014
    Looking Good :thumbsup:

    Ohh.....happy new sofa btw ;) :D


    We ordered our new sofa last weekend........not comming till october (10/12 week wait) :eek:

    Atleast i'll have finished the rest of the decorating by then :eek:
     
  6. eozen81

    eozen81
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Messages:
    19
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    İstanbul
    Ratings:
    +5
    Excellent outdoor design MD, thanks
     
  7. waxdart

    waxdart
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2007
    Messages:
    207
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +15
    It look really f'in good.

    Rope lights / Led around TVs / and other lights close to the TV.


    I'm mental and I like to sit in the dark with just the tv or projector giving off light. I don't like any other lights to be seen. Can’t stand red leds on tvs glaring at me or the blue sky logo. It’s evil!
    I see lots if DIY setups or Pro setups that have some sort of lighting in a place that I would consider a distraction.

    Is it just for atheistic taste (which I’m fine about. If you want it have it) or is there another reason. I remember reading something about contrast being better on the Philips TV.

    It does look very cool. I'd just never have it on when the TV is on.
     
  8. lukeyy

    lukeyy
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2009
    Messages:
    675
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Ratings:
    +116
    Awesome mate I Love it :smashin:
     
  9. mudstuff

    mudstuff
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2008
    Messages:
    3,632
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Milton Keynes
    Ratings:
    +412
    Just read this thread, coming along nicely. Look forward to the next update. Seems like a lot of work for a floating wall but I guess that's because you are doing it to a very high standard. I'd consider doing something like this in my next place but I don't know if I'd have the skill or patience.

    Are you going to be putting a projection screen in too? Seems a shame not to with such a good sized wall.
     
  10. M.D. Klapwijk

    M.D. Klapwijk
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2009
    Messages:
    151
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Hellevoetsluis
    Ratings:
    +21
    I seem to have the skill needed for construction, but seem to lack the patience or skills involved with painting. Finished the wall with structure paint now and still not happy with it.

    This weekend I've finished the cabinets and installed the HTPC and Denon in them. I'll be ordering the spot lights later this weekend and will continue and finish the complete house before I look at the paint again (should have had it done by pro's).

    Will be posting pictures later this week.
     
  11. AudioAnt

    AudioAnt
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2009
    Messages:
    28
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Ratings:
    +2
    Nice work Marcel.
    I'll also be starting a similar build in a few months.
    You and Groove have been quite an inspiration!
     
  12. DJWhiteWolf

    DJWhiteWolf
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2008
    Messages:
    70
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Location:
    Cheltenham (in exile from Yorkshire)
    Ratings:
    +14
    Great work Marcel, Just loving this thread.

    Would love a floating wall, but the walls are "egg box" and wouldn't take the loading. But never mind I can just drool over everybody else walls ;)

    Andy
     
  13. edward

    edward
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2003
    Messages:
    870
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    32
    Location:
    Reading
    Ratings:
    +29
    When I first read about the light ropes, I was getting restless but I have to say, the effect really is good. In fact, the whole thing looks amazing. Some of the LED panels also have light radiating out the back to have a similar effect. Not as impressive but free. Do you have plans for a larger panel?
     
  14. blackadder

    blackadder
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2004
    Messages:
    1,583
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Wigan/Lancashire
    Ratings:
    +41
    Did this project ever get finished.
     
  15. AudioAnt

    AudioAnt
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2009
    Messages:
    28
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Ratings:
    +2
    Yip, ages ago.
    Why do you ask?
     
  16. blackadder

    blackadder
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2004
    Messages:
    1,583
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Wigan/Lancashire
    Ratings:
    +41
    No photo's of the room finished. :rolleyes:
     
  17. AudioAnt

    AudioAnt
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2009
    Messages:
    28
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Ratings:
    +2
    Whoops... Thought you had posted on my thread...
    nevermind :p
     
  18. M.D. Klapwijk

    M.D. Klapwijk
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2009
    Messages:
    151
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Hellevoetsluis
    Ratings:
    +21
    Ow sorry, will search for some images....
     
  19. M.D. Klapwijk

    M.D. Klapwijk
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2009
    Messages:
    151
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Hellevoetsluis
    Ratings:
    +21
    Found some!:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     

    Attached Files:

  20. M.D. Klapwijk

    M.D. Klapwijk
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2009
    Messages:
    151
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Hellevoetsluis
    Ratings:
    +21
    And some with the Wofi Tago 230 light system:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     

    Attached Files:

  21. M.D. Klapwijk

    M.D. Klapwijk
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2009
    Messages:
    151
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Hellevoetsluis
    Ratings:
    +21
    And some pictures at an angle of the finished wall:

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     

    Attached Files:

  22. M.D. Klapwijk

    M.D. Klapwijk
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2009
    Messages:
    151
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Hellevoetsluis
    Ratings:
    +21
    For those wondering: The rope lights are still working without failure! :)
     
  23. blackadder

    blackadder
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2004
    Messages:
    1,583
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Wigan/Lancashire
    Ratings:
    +41
    Thanks, looks good, are they besta units with sliding doors, whats the depth of the tv and wall, how far out from the wall does the tv protrude, any photo's of the tv and wall from the side showing depth.
    thanks again.
     
  24. M.D. Klapwijk

    M.D. Klapwijk
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2009
    Messages:
    151
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Hellevoetsluis
    Ratings:
    +21
    Yes they are Besta wall cabinets 2x 120x40x38, 2x 60x40x38, 4x 60x38 doors and 4x 180 rails.

    Back of the TV is flush to the wall, The TV protrudes about 10cm and the wall also protrudes about 10cm.

    Not the best pictures, but here they are:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Mar 29, 2011
  25. blackadder

    blackadder
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2004
    Messages:
    1,583
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Wigan/Lancashire
    Ratings:
    +41
    Thanks, that's helped me a lot, what size is that tv and what depth between bottom of tv and top of units as i will need to get a central speaker underneath and an xbox kinnect.
    My rope lights came last week and my bracket today so should start this week, i'm only useing 2 x 120 units and 1 60 x 38 so total lendth for mine is 300.
     
  26. M.D. Klapwijk

    M.D. Klapwijk
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2009
    Messages:
    151
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Hellevoetsluis
    Ratings:
    +21
    But i'll measure it later...
     
  27. M.D. Klapwijk

    M.D. Klapwijk
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2009
    Messages:
    151
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Hellevoetsluis
    Ratings:
    +21
    Floor - center tv -> +/- 100cm (eye height)
    Cabinet - bottom tv -> 22cm
    Cabinet - top tv -> 93cm
     
  28. sworrall

    sworrall
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2004
    Messages:
    66
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    Flintshire
    Ratings:
    +12
    nice finish and really good build. like that light rail you put in too :)
     
  29. Mafo

    Mafo
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    55
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Location:
    Brighton, East Sussex
    Ratings:
    +4
    Ive just started a thread with a new setup in mind and have just spent the last 40mins reading through this.

    Just a short note to say that I think it looks very very good and there has been a lot of work gone into this with plenty of thought and attention to detail.

    Only problem is, it's inspired me to do the same so thanks but you've just increased the size of my project lol!!

    Thank you.
     
  30. NewYears1978

    NewYears1978
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2012
    Messages:
    25
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Wow...I won a simple surround system and went from simply putting that into my TV stand, to wanting to mount my TV, to wanting to in wall mount the speakers to now wanting a floating wall.

    Don't think my wife will be too happy.

    Fortunately I doubt I can build this thing..have no experience..plus our home is new..wife will probably not allow me to uh...break stuff.

    Sorry to necro post this..just think it's such an awesome thread all should see who are thinking of doing a floating wall (been searching google for hours before I found this thread)
     

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice