Groove's new lounge with floating wall build

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

  1. songwriter81

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    Amazing scenes, my man.

    Quick question, I'm 26 and moving into my first house in my wife in 2 months and putting together a similar set up is gonna be my first ever proper DIY project so wish me luck

    I, like you, have consoles etc... PS3, 360 and Wii, so can you confirm what AV you have? I take all consoles are 5.1'd?

    Thanks.
     
  2. nbaker

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    Very inspiring mate :thumbsup:

    Which LCD mount is that? and what height is the TV mounted?

    Many thanks

    Nige.
     
  3. Kuffdam

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    Hey Groove

    Awesome work dude, my Mrs feel in love with it when I showed her the pictures...

    I picked up the Ikea cabinets at the weekend, some weight in them...

    Got my new Pioneer Amp at the weekend and a set of Tannoy Arena speakers for the package

    Just to start the work on the floating wall now... looking forward to sharing the pictures when I have it done with you all... but thanks Groove for the thread its been a real help with ideas
     
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    Sorry for coming to this so late.
    Cracking setup, the wife loves it and has given me the go-ahead to do something similar.

    2 questions though:
    What bracket did you use and from where?
    What carpet is that? (Brand and colour)

    Thanks in advance, i'm in awe.
     
  5. groove

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    Hey guys...sorry for the delay getting back to you all...ill try and answer as much as I can.......

    Songwriter81 -
    360 is connected with VGA straight to pioneer , optical into amp.
    PS3 , HDMI straight to Pioneer , optical to Amp.
    Wii , using component lead straight to Amp with LR audio also to amp iirc.

    SkyHD - HDMI straight to Pioneer , optical to AMp.

    The pioneer DVD player in the photos is gone now, replaced it with a new HTPC , again HDMI straight to Pioneer , optical to AMP.

    With all this complicated cabling im using a Harmony 895 which makes absolutely everything a breeze.....1 button to switch between devices , despite all the input changing required ! Couldnt live without it.

    nbaker -
    The mounting is a universal one I got from AVSales when i bought my previous Panny PWHD8. Nothing special , but it supports 50" screens and fits the Pioneer ( with a little modification on 2 bolt holes ) so didnt see the need to change it.

    Kuffdam -
    Great news mate...cant wait to see it. I told you those cabinets weighed a ton ! How many did you get ? And did you have the lovely job of picking them up yourself/navigating Ikea/loading into car ? I did......not fun....at all.

    lsba02853-
    See the rply to nbaker here regarding the bracket. As for the carpet , we got it from Carpetright in the end ( after visiting every carpet shop you care to mention ) and the receipt reads -

    Desription - Natural Wool Berber
    Colour/Style - Jute Squares

    Hope that helps.....it really was a nightmare trying to decide on the right colour/look but we are really pleased with it, goes so well with all the shades of brown we used in the room.

    Thanks guys for the comments as always guys....anymore questions just ask.
     
  6. mslade1979

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    just read yr thread with admiration groove and must say what a inspiration its been!! im definatly planning a floating wall set up as i write this, as many that have posted, will be, no doubt lol!! just goes to show that imagination is the greatest tool of all!!!:thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  7. peterdona

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    Hi Groove awesome post mate i think u have gave a load of us great ideas to attempt something we may have not tried before

    i have no room to pull off a floating like u as i have a door either side where my pio 506 will be but i was toying with the idea of attempting a floating ceiling with rope light like yours

    i wanted my main wall and ceiling a dark brown colour and was a bit worried aabout having a full dark ceiling, but if i float it i could have a dark floating ceiling and a lighter colour around the edges finished off with the rope light ive just purchased from tlc i might just be able to pull it off

    like u said earlier in your post that planning is the major thing, making sure u get all the cables in place before but as my room is part of an extension with a dedicated cinema room measuring 6m x 3.5m i have plenty time to get it right

    if i get stuck in any way im sure u will be there for advice cheers mate,

    by the way whats your 360 gamertag mines DADnLAD im sure ill be able to kick your arse at pro evo and cod4
     
  8. Kuffdam

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    Hey Groove

    Yeah its just about finished.... just waiting on the damn Tannoy Speaker brackets which even Tannoy don't have in stock.... pain in the butt

    I went for 2 of the cabinets and yeah I went down to the store thinking they would just drop into the back of the car... only to find out that come in 2 boxes per unit...

    such fun
     
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    Hi Groove,

    Your room and set up are stunning mate, you must be well pleased with the end result.

    Looking forward to more photo's when the new sofa arrives.

    Cheers.
     
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    Slowly working my way through all the cinema posts - and this one is supurb. Exactly how I would do it if I had carte Blanche in my house, er and the experience to do all the building and electrical parts of course :rolleyes:

    I have just managed to convert the missus to the 40" LCD, it will take me a little while longer to move on to this kind of finish....:smashin:
     
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    Just read the thread and the room now looks amazing - well done :smashin:

    Regards
    Ed
     
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    what a superb job, simply stunning :thumbsup:
     
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    very nice groove, cant help thinking you got "some" inspiration from my setup?
     
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    Just found your setup while searching for something completely unrelated.

    Very nicely done. Looks very impressive with all the lighting and the quality of the screen looks amazing. Nice job.

    The Ikea unit you have caught my eye and looks just like what I've been after. Thanks.
     
  15. GStormcrow

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    Big thanks to Groove for the inspiration to try something similar :thumbsup:

    It's not finished yet but I just managed to get the false wall up today along with the plasma. Still need to fill in the screw holes on the mdf panel and paint it, then sink all the wires and put up the speakers. Really happy with it so far

    [​IMG]
     
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    Very nice Groove im looking to do something similar :thumbsup:

    Just one thing could you tell me the size of the opening where your amp is please? just wondering if my Yammy will fit.
     
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    Groove - Very inspiring work, sir. Seems you have encouraged more than a few to have a go themselves including myself.

    I was asked for some cool designs by my sister as she has been looking to redecorate her living room. After showing her the images of your floating wall her mind was set.

    Planning as you mentined is the key. The project is almost complete now after 2 weekends of hard graft - just I few things left to do such as adding a plinth to the bottom of the AV cabinets and adding a door to the built-in cupboard. The blue film shown in the photo's is just to protect the gloss white lacquer of the AV cabinets and will be removed when things are done.

    Thanks for the inspiration...:thumbsup:
     

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    hi groove great thread and an inspiration to us all! Just a quick question what is the distant between you 'stud wall and the edge of you floating wall which hides your rope lights??

    Many thanks
    KobeoneHD
     
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    think its 47mm (as just starting one of my own due to inspiration from grooves build!)
     
  20. wested

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    Following up on my previous post I just wanted to post a couple of pics showing the completed floating wall, as inspired by Groove.

    Turned out really well with Hi-Gloss AV cabinets, a Samsung 50 inch plasma and a Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 speaker system. Took about 2 weekends to completely install the floating wall and cabinets.

    As the build was done for my sister & for a budget the surround sound system chosen is pretty basic (even though it delivers a damn fine punch for the price) but all cables etc. are in place should she wish to update in the future.

    :D
     

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    Hey Groove, how do you remote control your lighting (specifically the rope light?) I have just started my own floating wall build this week and trying to get as amny tips as possible to make it look the business.
    What colour rope light did you opt for? The glow it gives looks amazing.

    Cheers
     
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    Hi Blincoe i think he used white in colour and can be found at www.tlc-direct.co.uk as i have just ordered the same product from them for only a few quid! All in preparation for my own floating wall

    Rich
     
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    WOW! That's all I can say! It looks awesome! Good job mate! :thumbsup:
     
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    How do you (dim) remote contol the rope lights?
     
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    Wested, you have PM!...forgot to ask, don't suppose you also have dimensions, do you pls? Ta, S
     
  26. wested

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    Hi Spenny_B

    The x3 units I used were 70x40cm each.

    Good luck with the build!
    :thumbsup:

    Wested
     
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    Hi wested - the cabinets look good - where were they from ?.

    cheers
     
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    Hi Zef

    Thanks for the positive comments.

    The cabinet was a custom design based upon the ABSTRAKT IKEA kitchen range using x3 seperate cabinets bolted together to form one large AV unit.

    I basically just measured the space where they were to fit in the living room, and based the width of the floating wall to align exactly with the cabinet width, which gives it that made-to-measure look - which of course, it is.

    IKEA high gloss panels were also bolted to the top and sides of the units to make them look like one seamless unit.

    I recommend lots of planning/designs/lists in the initial stages to ensure a great result.
    :smashin:

    Wested.
     
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    Wested...that looks FAB,really well done, now come do mine :D
     
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    Hi Groove,
    have been looking for inspriration for a custom build,and have now found it. Great looking wall. One question for you.Where have you hidden the sub? :smashin:
     

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