Groove's new lounge with floating wall build

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

  1. groove

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    Ive still go my original rope in , over 2 years on , admittedly they have 'browned' a bit and im probably going to replace them very soon. But its a 5 minute job as i mounted them in the u shaped track , so i can just pull it out and whack a new strip in. I consider them as consumable , just like a light bulb , so im ok if they need replacing after this sort of time........
     
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    Hi Groove, hoping you still check this thread - just wanted to ask out of curiousity if you could please post an up-to date pic of your lounge to see if it still looks the same now as it did way back in 2007!!

    Hopefully embarking on the same project soon so just wanted to see how you have it looking nearly 3 years on!

    Cheers mate :)
     
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    Hi Groove

    I have a Question regard your Floating Wall 'Frame Work', Would you please tell me which size i.e., Width & Depth of timber (Batten) for making frame will suit - since I'd like to attach Rope Lighting myself.

    Also the edges of MDF board should be away from the frame to reflect good lighting on the wall?

    Thanks Look forward hearing from you.
     
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    Your questions have already been answered :smashin:
     
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    Thank you for pointing out. I somehow missed this valuable posts.:nono:
     
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    fantastic work!!

    a great inspiration for my own floating wall project. the mrs likes it so its gotta be good! :rotfl:
     
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    Stunning work groove and the missus loves it to and that is saying something.

    I am about to encounter on a very similar wall and the dimensions of our living room wall are very similar to yours.

    Can you please tell what the distance from the walls to the edge of the floating wall and from the ceiling to the top edge of the floating wall are.

    Also in the thread you mention that from the floor to the bottom of the tv is 73cm.
    Now is that to the bottom of the tv shell or the actual viewing screen part of the tv?
    (hope that makes sense)

    thanks in advance.
     
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    you mentioned you channelled the cables and then plastered, but was that a brick wall?

    i want to place a tv up.. but dont want to go down the false wall route..

     
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    A great room Groove! I've taken some good inspiration from this room myself and whilst i've not gone down the floating wall route i've gone for the Besta range as I really like that look. They also do a bookcase which is ideal for where I want it. :)

    Will post my setup in the once done although it will probably just be in the gallery as i've not been keeping up with the photos as i've been doing the room.
     
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    Groove, did you screw the 3 Besta units together or are they just sitting side-by-side?
     
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    I didn't bother screwing mine together as if you need to move one out to get access to wires then you'd have to either unscrew them or move the whole thing out.
     
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    Guys can I have your thoughts please!

    I'm nearly at the end of doing this very same project (like a lot of us already have!) and just have the 3 Ikea BESTA units to buy.

    I'm thinking of getting the BESTA ADAL units instead just to be different and because the wife thinks they look a little nicer than the JAGRA's and have nicer handles etc:

    IKEA | TV & media solutions | TV solutions for flatscreen TVs larger than 37" | BESTÅ ÅDAL | TV bench

    They are the same width (120cm) but are much narrower (41cm) as oppossed to 60cm on the JAGRA's. Equipment will fit in fine and the shelves have an extra cm or two in height than the JAGRA's.

    Do you think 3 of the ADAL's will look okay? I like the idea of keeping the legs on them too and think they look nicer than having to remove the wheel castors like on the JAGRA!

    Just wanted your thoughts in case I've missed a reason why not to use the ADAL's instead - cheers :)
     
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    Trust me, 41cm is not fine. That is not deep enough to accommodate most AV receivers with power cords attached.

    I made that mistake :(
     
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    I was going by the depth of my Onkyo amp which is 33cm deep and thought that the extra 8cm plus any of the extra depth behind the false wall and the real wall (another 8cm there if it's needed) would be fine.

    w00t100 - what units did you get mate when you made that mistake and what did you end up getting?
     
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    Hey guys, I'm new to this site and saw this thread and was instantly hooked on doing this to my theater room. Would Bondo work just as well to cover up the seams in the MDF? Thank you in advance for your help!
     
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    thats why you cut a big hole in the back where your AV amp goes :smashin:

    did the same on my besta units (have the BURs for the TV, and general cupboards for the rest of the AV.
     
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    Hi all,
    I have 2 of these Besta units side by side and very impressed with the look thanks for the inspiration Groove.

    One question though, inside where the big screw holes are, I don't have any covers for them so you can see little round circles of wood. Looks not very nice.

    Did any of you guys get covers and/or did you add anything to cover them?
     
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    I did not get any covers with mine so i am on the lookout for some. Black ones should do.
     
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    Awesome! Just like something i plan on doing soon but the bottom half where you have all the computers ect i will be doing a tropical tank setup.

    If you dont mind me asking what was the total price for all the wood?
     
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    Has anyone managed to find the right covers for the big screw holes either side of the units. They really stick out on the dark version, wondered what covers I should be looking for?
     
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    Here is my rip off of Groove's floating wall build. Thank you for the inspiration! I've literally done a carbon copy but could only fit two units wide in due to wanting to retain my floor standing speakers so the actual floating wall I think looks a bit compressed. :(

    [​IMG]

    Thanks again Groove:smashin:
     
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    Lummocks it looks loveely. Did you get any covers for the big screw holes inside the unit, that show up on either end on the inside?

    I didnt and wanted to know what people were using?
     
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    Thanks!

    No but could really do with something they are massive aren't they!
     
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    I'm really thinking of cloning Groove's / Lummocks's project, but the size I have is limited by two wall pillars, meaning that I only have 248cm width to use. The 2 Ikea units together, would be 240cm, leaving me 4cm either side before the pillars. Is this going to look too squashed?
     
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    My advice, having just buit my own, is that the ratio between height and width is really important.

    I drew a couple of plans on the existing wall to get an idea of scale.

    I reckon 4cm either side would be a bit tight. Are you having a sub? If so, this would ideally go at one end wouldn't it? The trouble is, you are guided slightly by the width of the units if the wall is to match the width and they are often the hardest items to source. Unless you build your own!
     
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    Superb that Lummocks.

    What colour did you use on the wall?

    Ta.
     
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    Hiya it was Dulux - Potters Wheel, hope this helps.
     
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    Cheers fella.
     
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    Thanks for your advice - have you got any pictures of your build?
     

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