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Groove's new lounge with floating wall build

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

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    Chris if i was you I would cut around floating wall and let the weight of mdf rest on floorboards. This would also allow you to change your carpet at your leisure without disturbing the wall.
    However, whatever you do make sure floorboards are solid with no spring in them.

    Tankrs
     
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    Chris,
    I kept mine just off the floor so that the carpet goes to the skirting board as per normal. This was to avoid our wooden floor from causing any cracking etc.
    I used 50mm thick PSE which is about 47mm thick plus 18mm MDF which means the wall is 65mm from original position.

    Hope this helps
     
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    Cheers velveteer.....they may be just the ticket

    @tooquiet - up to you really pal , it can be doen either way. I actually cut a couple of cm's of the bottom of my baords so the new carpet would go up to the skirting unhindered. My thinking behind this was if/when we sell the house , and the new owner wants to take it all down (?) the carpet would go right to the wall rather than having cutouts in it.

    Im so considerate :rolleyes:

    And thanks for your comments mate...good luck with your install.
     
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    I must admit I am really impressed with this build and a few others on the forums ( this is my fave tho :D ) and it has inspired me to have a go myself.

    Unfortunately the living room is out of bounds and I'm going to be forced to do it conservatory with all the issues that entails. But then again I may as well have the AV kit setup somewhere rather than nowhere at all!

    Once again top stuff! :clap:
     
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    I am moving to a new house next month and have run all the cables inside the wals / floor etc. Have been well impressed by your build and like many other have used this stunning example as inspiration.

    I need some help with a couple of questons,

    1)How do i finish the edges of the mdf to prevent splintering and get a smooth finish.

    2) Did you use P38 filler.

    3) What is the overlap for the mdf over the frame to cover the rope lights.

    Cheers
    Craig
     
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    Hellooo groove :D I must say how fantastic your floating wall is! I am planning to totally rip it off and do pretty much the same in my front room :D

    Would it be possible for you to measure the distance from the edge of the floating wall to the room wall and celling please.

    I'm currently sticking bits of masking tape on the wall trying to work out how to do the floating part but I cant decide.

    Thank you in advance for any measurements!

    BigMac
     
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    Hi Groove.

    First i must say that your system i a must is Home Theaters.:thumbsup:
    Second, i must admit that i'll try to copy you :D.

    My panel wall can't be so big. Your us 360cm, my can only have 290cm.
    But first is the wall paint. Do you have the reference of that gray color you use?:lease:

    Thanks in advance and keep showing some nice pics of your system...
     
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    Firstly, you'll (probably) be glad to know I have no questions for you, just compliments! :)


    You've done a great job on this, the finish looks superb. All the planning and (a little) over-engineering has paid off, looks cracking. You've certainly been an inspiration to me, and seems you've started quite a trend of floating wall setups! Awesome work. :)
     
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    Groove,

    Many thanks for the inspiration - here's my version built a few weeks ago! Currently looking at speakers but budget is limited hence thinking of 3 x Canton CD50II's at front.

    [​IMG]

    Rgds

    Guy
     
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    Guy1680 good job mate its similar size to mine:thumbsup:

    looks wicked good job you dont there:smashin:

    are you leaving the floating wall plain white.
     
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    Hey Folks !

    First off I am so glad I ound this forum I was just about to start an install but the floating wall install has completely blown me away and groove you really deserve massive props as does anyone else that has attempted this.

    Im pretty decent at figuring out stuff like this as I bought my first projector 2 yrs ago, and I ended up doing the whole install in about 4 hrs ater a night out on vodka and red bull !

    Since then I bought a nice samsung 42 inch and this month I in the process of moving to an old cottage. At present Im installing the coving and skirting and want to plan my media room asap !

    I was going to do a lush install with a small gap around the outside, and while buying the mount on pixmania, where I buy all my av stuff, there was rear lights for the tv included to backlight the tv.

    So Im going to do it Bcklight floating wall with rope light on a dimmer with a backlight tv that I can adjust colour and dimmer. After hours of tossing and turning in bed last night Im hoping to create a false wall cupboard with shelving behind. This is to make the whole wall symetric as its going on a chimney breast and the recess on the right is far deeper than on the left.

    My biggest question in my head right now is what to make the floating wall from, MDF or Plaster board ???

    I have the option because at present the ceiling in a few rooms is stippled and cant stand it !

    I havent seen any comments about which one would be more effective, but my belief is that plaster board plastered by a pro would be much less work overall in regard to sanding and filling etc.

    Sorry for making such a long post Im not usually this long winded but hey Im excited !

    Any advice wether to use MDF or plasterboard would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks !


    {Kumack - PSN ID}
     
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    shawn,

    Thanks - yes I am keeping it white - the whole house is white! I find that it appears to change colour with the lighting etc so there is always a contrast with the (white) wall behind!

    kumack,

    I would go for MDF - much more damage resistant, and easier to fit speaker brackets etc. Time spent working on it (using the techniques explained by groove earlier in the thread) will be worth it in the long run.

    Guy
     
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    Thanks mate, I need to start ordering everything I need, ropelights etc so this helps a lot.

    Groove you got PM !
     
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    Hi Groove, I gotta say that install is Fanbloodytastic!! :)

    Very well done indeed. Great finish and the colours really work well. I am moving to a new house in a month or so and will be attempting something like you've done here. I particularly like those spotlights you have above the panel. I've looked on the website you stated earlier in the thread (gblighting) but can't find them. Would it be possible for you to post a link to them.

    I would be most grateful.

    Tony
     
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    Groove - This is AMAZING!!!!! what an amazing build.

    So, what are you doing for the next few months my front room could do with the same treatment, if only my landlord would let us do some DIY :D

    Seriously you should be proud, your room looks excellent!
     
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    Groove,

    Great build there mate, really nice, can I ask a couple of questions that I am guessing have been asked already....

    Whats the length of the main wall behind the floating wall?

    Whats the length, height and depth of the floating wall?

    What size is the TV?

    What colour is that, that you have used on the wall?

    Where are your sofas from?

    Where are the storage units from?

    Sorry for the load of questions, but hopefully will be moving out very soon, and need a bit of inspiration. Maybe not quite a copy of yours but certainly not far off, I love the work done so much.

    If you could let me know I would really appreciate it!

    Ta
     
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    firstly groove,i want to say great write up and gave me inspiration to do a floating wall:thumbsup: a mate saw mine andis doing the same,but hes had to block and move a door to accomadate his sette and postion of tele on main wall,which ment i had to plaster his walls etc, of course for free for a mate,great in this hot weather:zonked:

    unfortunally my join in board has craked,and i planed both sides of joint to use more p38 filler to gain strength,gutted,

    so as im a plasterer,im gonna put plasterboard on top of mdf and plaster it Kumack, food for thought,really gutted after all the sanding i did,least this way,wont crack at least,and will have a sound background for speakers

    as anyone elses cracked at all?


    and thanks again groove for sharing you idea:thumbsup:
     
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    Bump
     
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    Not wanting to appear rude, but I'm pretty sure all those questions have been answered before.

    The Units for starters are from Ikea and can be found here:
    http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/60105706

    The units themselves are 120cm wide so the width of the wall should be easy. The height is definately stated as if memory serves me right the MDF was standard height and fixed right in.

    **Edit**
    TV is a 50" Pioneer
    Floating wall dimensions, well timber dimensions:
    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6202044&highlight=dimensions#post6202044
    Paint:
    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5559570&highlight=paint+colour#post5559570
     
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    Ditto.
    My thinking is the heat generated from the TV and AV units has caused it to shrink, but what do i know ;)
    I was seriously thinking of getting some more sheets and putting them up again..........then i remembered how much bloody dust was created by sanding the filler so decided to just get the touch up paint out again.
     
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    Thanks for pointing that out, very helpfull.
     
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    Hey Groove have read from start to finish.... What can i say "BRILLIANT", just shows what hard work and determination gets you. Im going to have a go at doing sumit similar to this, just like you now planning and looking at costs of things. its like a xmas pressie for me and the misses. The only problem is though I HAVE CATS LOL..


    ps will you please hurry up and finish it off with a projector installed so i can have some more ideas mainly for how you would connect your projector to appliances.

    AGAIN TRULY AMAZING WORK.
     
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    :confused: why is this an issue, I have 12 cats and also have a floating wall setup inspired by Grooves :smashin:
     
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    Can't believe I forgot to stop by this thread to say 'Thanks Groove' for inspiring me to have a go putting up my floating wall up. Cheers.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    Thats one heck of a shiney floor :eek:
     
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    yeah where is your flooring from?
     
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    Awesome setup Groove! :clap:
     
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    I can't remember, might have been wood2u.co.uk. Its Black Pearl Granite
    Supergloss from Elesgo.
     
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    Hey guys, just a quick question for those of you with the rope light - how did you connect that up?is it just a direct connection into the mains lighting circuit via a junction box?
     
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