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Floating Wall Countdown

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by blincoe73, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. blincoe73

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    Ahhhhhh it was mega excitement all round :thumbsup: The rope lighting is fantastic. I now have a whole host of ideas what i can do with this stuff *roll on christmas*

    I still have a long way to go with the build in terms of filling/sanding, but popped to B&Q after work this evening to pick up some colour swatches.
    I just cannot decide what to go for on the main wall.

    Originally i was thinking mid-dark brown on the main wall, but we already have 3 rooms with brown and a hallway with browns. I'm all browned out :rolleyes:

    I really like the following colours, but like i say i'm a long way off choosing colours just yet so will no doubt have a few more restless nights sleeping on these colours. Red Stallion, Night Jewels, Indian Ivy, Cocoa Blush.


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    The other three walls would be painted with a much lighter colour. Something like antique white, egyptian cotton. **** I sound like Linda Barker or is it Anna Ryder Richardson?
     
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    Yes, it will be later today when i do though, i finished painting today and it looks well and good :)
     
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    Looking forward to see your progress - Keep up the good work
     
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    [​IMG]

    Ok, so the picture dfinatly doesn't flatter this, it looks better in real life :)
    I actually haven't spent more than 40 quid not including rope lights so far. So it hasn't broke the bank.

    Looks a whole lot cooler with the tv and my speakers on, ill post another pic in a few days
     
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    liking the look fo this so fat...cant wait to see final pics!
    Where do you get the rope light from?
    Good Luck Sam
     
  6. blincoe73

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    hey sgt siff - that looks great. What colour paint is that?
     
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    If you haven't already started, it's a good idea to prime MDF with a solvent based primer as the wood fibres can absorb water and swell or raise, paricularly on edges and milled areas, if you use a water based primer.
     
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    Thanks :)

    It's called 'little black dress' by crown :laugh: got it from homebase.
    It's essentially just black matt paint though
     
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    by the metre as above
    Mains connector pack
    dont buy the end connectors as you get one with the mains connector
    clips for every 20cm (ish) @ 11p each
     
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    I wasnt that impressed with the clips for the rope lighting.
    They were quite fragile and did not keep the rope snug to the board.
    Instead i opted for cable pins (The U shape type) I know this could cause problems when i come to replace the rope lighting, but i'm trying not to think that far ahead ha ha
     
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    i found them not too bad but as you say they do feel quite fragile and the plastic seems brittle. A tip I found was to warm the rope by leaving it turned on for a bit before fitting. Its then nice and flexible so you can pull it taught when fitting to the clips.
     
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    Hi, Bloody good job - an inspiration. .... couple of questions - what did you use to fix the batons to the wall (size of screws, plugs, etc). What mount did you use? And finally how is the mount fixed to the batons (size of screw....) Thanks
     
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    Thank you :) Still a weekend away from completion but hey I'm getting there.

    To fix the batons to the wall i used:
    Frame Fixing screws from B&Q Size 10mm x 160mm long (these came with Nylon plugs)
    These fixings were big enough to go through the timber, dot and dab plaster and into the breeze block.
    I used 16 of these bad boys for the entire frame (four each side)
    After fixing the frame to the wall, both myself and dad hung from the frame to check it was secure (thats approx 26 stone hanging from the frame yikes)

    I bought the bracket from m-formonline http://www.m-formonline.co.uk/index....mart&Itemid=26

    To mount the bracket i again used Frame Fixing screws from B&Q Size 10mm x 160mm long (ten of these)
    I was originally going to use anchor bolts (even bought the bad boys) but my dad convinced me the fixing screws through the timber would hold just fine and then went on to give me a lesson about breeze blocks :suicide:
     
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    Just enjoyed reading through your thread, very nice job, look forward to seeing the end result.:thumbsup:

    Keep up the good work.
     
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    inspiring thread....missus loves these floating walls.i wonder if i can board her behind ours(when i get round to doin 1):clap:

    great job here
     
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    Not really made any progress this weekend as i had a wee bit too much to drink and now i feel like i am dying. However i did want to share the little TV i currently have to put up with as i have boxed up the 50" Sammy in prep for the filling, sanding and painting next week.

    If this isnt motivation to finish, i don't know what is :thumbsup:

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    Back in my old house this 26" used to be my pride and joy

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    Hi mate - what size batons do you use (for the frame and mount)?
     
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    Just a quick question.

    Why have you decided to mount the TV on the batons and not directly onto the wall? I just think you would have achieved a much more "flat screen" or "flush mounted" look by doing that instead.

    Is it too late to change it?
     
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    I decided on the batons simply for extra support as the walls are dot and dab plaster board then breeze block.
    I probably would only feel confident mounting straight to the wall had my walls been brick. I have heard nightmare stories about breeze blocks crumbling, but then again for every nightmare story, there are probably a million successful installs direct onto breeze block.

    The telly doesnt actually come out that far really. I'll post some pics from the side once the jobs complete :)

    Right i'm off to sand some MDF arghhhhhhh
     
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    Same here mate, dot and dab and breeze block
    some one is very brave if they put their tv straight onto that :p
     
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    Just a quick update
    The MDF has now been filled and sanded.
    After finishing work tomorrow night i will start wth the primer then finally the exciting stuff - splashing colours on the wall.
    I am off to Spain a week tomorrow so definitely want to be finished by then
    Roll on the weekend.
     
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    Hmmm, and what are the batons attached to? :confused:
     
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    Yes attached to breeze block - but the frame holds most of the weight :thumbsup: OH how i hate new houses
     
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    Good job mate!!

    I have the same tv and am going to start building my floating wall. What wall mount did you use and would it be possible to mount it directly to the wall to get a flusher look.
     
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    Apols for the late reply but i have been on my jollies and just got back last night.

    I used this bracket http://www.m-formonline.co.uk/index...n=com_virtuemart&Itemid=26&vmcchk=1&Itemid=26

    Yeah you could easily mount straight to the wall
     
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    This is looking really good! - I'm contemplating something similar myself...

    Would love to see how its progressing - more pics please!
     
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    Hey thanks. I am finishing the room (Painting) this weekend and will be assembling the new units on Monday - so lots of pics to follow :clap:
     
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    Looking forward to seeing the finished article Blincoe !!
     

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