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Groove's new lounge with floating wall build

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by groove, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. germalene

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    ...and where is the motion sensor for the Wii?

    Thank you very much for sharing your pics, very generous of you!! Will be doing something similar in my lounge as I have the perfect blank wall and was just going to mount straight onto it.

    My question is how do you know what size tv to go for?? My lounge is only 10ft x 15ft but it looks like when you mount the tv like you have done with just minimalist units underneath you can get away with quite a large tv, as it is meant to be the focus of the room not trying to fight with all the other furniture for position? What is the actual total size difference between a 40" and 50" (I mean length x height not screen size obviously) in for example a Pioneer?

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    Thats a pretty small room, don't think I would go above 37", how far will you be seated from the TV?
    Theres a good guide here: http://whathifi.com/home-cinema/archive/2007/05/31/how-to-choose-the-right-size-of-tv.aspx


    From Pioneer web site:
    Pioneer PDP-4280XD (42") - 1,040 x 679 x 115 mm
    Pioneer PDP-5080XD (50") - 1,224 x 717 x 115 mm
     
  3. groove

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    WOw.......i really should keep an eye on this thread a bit more closely !

    Sorry guys , ill try and answer any questions I can...and thanks everyone for your kind words....we are still over the moon with it , and for any of you who've done similar , you know the reaction you get when people see it in the flesh. It makes the hard work all worthwile !

    @GStormcrow - Great work mate , looking really polished , id love to see a photo of the finished article.....and is that a Halo3 360 I see there ? First one ive seen i think......

    @ Barney Rubble - This was the one measurement i got wrong in the whole project , and the horror on my face when the amp didnt fit was plain to see. In the end i took the legs off it , and it fits...just. The height is 15.8cm. Im still tempted to replace the amp with a black Denon which has a lot less height , but only because all of the rest of my kit is black now also.

    @wested....WOW , what a great finish you have achieved there , you must really like your Sis to go to all that trouble ! I bet she is really pleased with how it turned out , im really like the clean look of the white.

    @KobeoneHD - Yup sworral is correct - its 47mm. Just enough to hide the rope light , but not block too much light i found.

    @blincoe73 - I did undeed use the white rope lighting from tlc-direct that KobeoneHD mentions. Remote controlling it was achieved by adding a new lighting circuit terminating a a FCU ( fused connection unit ) into which the rope light is hard wired. The circuit is switched through a three gang varilight remote control dimmer ( 1 gang for rope light , 1 for wall lights , and 1 for main room lights ) . I then programmed my Harmony remote to control them all ( although you can but a varilight remote for about £7 which i needed anyway to program the harmony )

    @nickwrxstiv2 - Thanks man...appreciate the comments


    Regarding TV size , i used to have a 42" there , and the 50" seemed massive at first , but you get used to it so quickly and Im itching for something bigger now......mmm projector. nbaker has posted some good info on sizing , there would definately be a point where it can be too big and you cant actually get it all in your field of view....does depend on how close you are.

    Hope thats answered everything....ill try and make sure i keep a bit more up to date !!
     
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    Groove

    I'm thinking of getting a Pioneer LX70 amp, but the wife loves your ikea units. The Pioneer is 187mm high, would this fit in the space in the unit?

    Cheers

    Rich

    P.S. Come on and get that Projector project going...
     
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    Thanks for pointing out sub.Thats why i want big tv. Must be going blind!!
    Have same deal as you with wife new tv new lounge. She also likes setup,
    could be on to winner here. Thanks again for all info on project
    Tankrs
     
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    Well the room is 10ft wide and the sofa is right up against the back wall so I guess seated about 8.5ft from the tv. I did look at 37" but am inclined to go for 40/42" as we're moving in a years time....the lounge will definitely be bigger as we'll be doing a self build.

    Thanks!
     
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    Sorry - just been rereading the posts and saw Barney asked you the same question - 15.8 - damn no way the pioneer is gonna fit into that gap :thumbsdow
     
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    looks completley awesome m8 :eek: thats just put money on the value of your home for sure !


    what are the room dimensions if you dont mind me asking
     
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    Love the floating wall!! not really anything i have thought about before..but this is giving me ideas!!! A trip to the local DIY is in order i think!
    Great job and thanks for the inspiration!
    Sam
     
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    I have the same trouble my Onkyo is 174mm high, can anyone recommend similar style cabinets?

    Many thanks

    Nigel.
     
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    blimey groove that looks fantastic! you've given everyone the bug including me!

    great choice of colours too, superb job, must be a delight relaxing at night infront of that!
     
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    oh and can you give me the details of that paint, iv been looking for good combo's, my red and magnolia is dated!
     
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    Well done Groove- me and my husband have been following this thread and it gave him the inspiration to do something similar this weekend. Your standard was the bench mark we were aiming for. We googled "floating wall" "home cinema installation" etc etc and your one was one of the best examples.

    We still have a bit to go but this is where we were at after 3 14 hour shifts!
     

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    Hi groove.. Great Lounge man...:clap:!!

    I need info about this...!!

    [​IMG]

    I live in Italy, where Could I buy it..??

    P.S. sorry for my English..;)
     
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    Hi Groove,
    Fantastic project mate!

    I'm after some of those Ikea units, but could you tell me what the height is without the castors on?

    Cheers
    Neil
     
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    45cm
     
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    Fantastic setup....I have been looking at this post develop over the months ands im ready to tackle my own project....Call me a procrastinator......Here the thing...I live in an apartment where i cant really "BuIlD A FrAmE oN tHe WaLl". Got any suggestions that will leave a minimal footprint on the wall!!! Thanx for you help....I got some ideas already but need some help!!!
     
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    see my setup (in sig) in my apartment.
     
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    Im gonna start my Work Log....Running Ideas...Lets see how it turns out...Im going to upholster the mdf instead of fill and paint..Think it will give it more texture and depth...We Wil See.!!!!
     
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    Playing around with ideas and came across and interesting fact..my wall is not level.(FLUSH) could i frame out behind where the tv bracket would mount to make a flat surface..
     
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    Groove, i've looked and looked and i can't find the dimensions of the cabnets you used, i can get the outside dimensions but no the whole that i want to fit my onkyo amp inside...any help will be appreciated...i really want to get these cabnets!!


    cheers in advance
     
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    Top shelf is 15.8 cm
    I got one the other day,not put together yet but checked the height of where draw goes and if i remember its about 18.5 cm plenty for my soon get to sony 3300es hope this is some use
    Tankrs
     
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    Groove: Great project well executed.
    Ive Been a Painter & decorator for 26 years and your attention to detail and work is excellent.The colour scheme and soft furnishings complete what is, a great looking room to unwind in.
    well done to you ! and too Mrs Groove as well.
    Best project ive seen m8

    Ive just ordered the aforementioned plasma and canny wait to get in installed {Sevenoaks hi-fi}althou the floating wall idea will have to wait. :)

    ss sulaco in Scotland over and out..............:thumbsup:
     
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    ss sulaco....thanks mate, you seriously will be over the moon with the screen , It still blows me away now , the black levels make such a difference to evertything you watch , seeing neighbours and friends screens now just look so washed out in comparison.

    Thanks again.
     
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    don't make me doubt my screen by saying thingsl ike that groove...:(
     
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    oooops.......Lol

    Of course yours is just as good ;)
     
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    hehe, I did debate swapping the sammy for a pio but then ive only had the sammy just over a year....:)

    Just in the process of decorating, finally got all the speakers cables hidden in the walls and all the boring prep work out of the way.....painting tomorrow and sat......nothing as swish as ytours though...
     
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    Cool.......you got the good bits to come now then, where all that boring stuff finally pays off. Good luck pal.
     
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    ta, just realised i ain't posted back on here since changing the tannoys for the 5005.2s.....
     
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    ooooooh......what do you think ?
     

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