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Tommo's Living Room pelmet

tommouk

Active Member
Original thread below is missing some images, I've posted them again later in the thread for completeness

Tommo's Living Room pelmet


Hi all,

Started my living room pelmet recently and just wanted to share progress. Hopefully it might prove useful to others.

Cheers

Tommo


Started with the housing for the projector. Plan is to have it sitting on a pull out draw bottom to help with installation. Once the height of the projector box was set, used a laser to set the level for the rest of the room.


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tommouk

Active Member
Planning to use metal stud work turned on side on for the framing.

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with a bit of mdf for good measure

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Progress halted unfortunately to deal with busted wine bottle in car boot. This is what I found under the rear seat :eek:

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tommouk

Active Member
After cleaning all the wine out of the boot and seats I was back on the case over the weekend.

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Everything was going great until I got the frame build down both sides and I realized that my original plan meant the pelmet was way too big. I decided to make it 75 cm wide to engulf the chimney breast and the layout of the ceiling joists above one wall made this width some much easier. Trouble was no matter how many times I told myself it will be fine once it was covered I knew it was too big.

New size

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One advantage of the metal framing is it is very easy to reconfigure and move into a new position. However I knew that I had to provide some bridging support between the joists to support the pelmet from above. I originally tried to avoid this as I knew where the central heating pipes were! So I spent all day yesterday putting additional supports underneath the pipes. Bit of a nightmare but much happier with the size now.

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Catch you later,

Cheers

Tommo
 
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IWC Dopplel

Distinguished Member
Looks good, I want your laser level !!!
 

tommouk

Active Member
A little tip for those who come after me is that fixing the metal together using self tapping screws is hard work. Most of the time I prefer to pre-drill the hole and fix with an ordinary wood screw. It doesn't take much force for the metal to strip from the thread from the hole the self tapping screw made on the way in. Maybe it's poor technique on my part but I prefer a wider screw in a small hole.........:rolleyes:
 

tommouk

Active Member
Got the main framing done all around the room.

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and the framing around the side curtains

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I worked out the configuration during the two recent England games during the dull moments which weren't that many :clap:

I've decided to leave the "screen end" of the pelmet until I've installed a new screen.

Initial level looks good, (Another set of shots for all you "laser" fans out there. I'm looking at you IWC Dopplel) View attachment 1136139 View attachment 1136140 View attachment 1136141

Guess that's all for now.

Any questions just shout.
 
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tommouk

Active Member

The Dreamer

Distinguished Member
Looking good @tommouk - I take it this pelmet is going to have lighting in it. Are you planning on downlighters beneath, or LED strips lighting out of the side/above? Or both maybe?
 

tommouk

Active Member
Hi Dreamer, big fan of your thread here on avforums :clap:.

Regarding lighting I will start with the obligatory led strip light and if I need more brightness will add in downlighters.
 

tommouk

Active Member
Having a bit of a tidy up today as I am starting to trip over stuff on the floor. Always been a messy so and so.....

You can never have enough clamps (This is about 1/3 of the total) Thank Lidl for that. Going to set the level using the clamps and then fix using screws to supports where the clamps are fixed to atm.

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Stud graveyard (Bought a special saw blade that does metal and works very well if you enjoy your hand being showered with hot metal shards. Does a great job though.

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The Dreamer

Distinguished Member
Does anyone have any idea why my first few images have disappeared?

Are they hosted within AVF, or on an external site?

If external, you may have reached their bandwidth (not the right term, but you get me) restriction - if on AVF, I have no idea - you could try reporting it in the Feedback and Support forum.
 

tommouk

Active Member
Thanks Dreamer, they are host by avforums, just pasted in line with the text. Funny thing is when I edit the posts, the images are there. Will have to see if the others start disappearing. Maybe Thanos has read the thread.......
 

tommouk

Active Member
Time for an update, will upload the images rather than paste them in, maybe they will stick around this time,

Started on the in fill support for the framing. This will enable me to adjust the final level of the front edge before fixing it once and for all.

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gibbsy

Moderator
Upload images from your hard drive, they will stay put.:smashin:
 

tommouk

Active Member
So I'm now uploading the images rather than just pasting them in so here are the images missing from the first few posts.

"Hi all,

Started my living room pelmet recently and just wanted to share progress. Hopefully it might prove useful to others.

Cheers

Tommo


Started with the housing for the projector. Plan is to have it sitting on a pull out draw bottom to help with installation. Once the height of the projector box was set, used a laser to set the level for the rest of the room.

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Planning to use metal stud work turned on side on for the framing.

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with a bit of mdf for good measure

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Progress halted unfortunately to deal with busted wine bottle in car boot. This is what I found under the rear seat :eek:


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After cleaning all the wine out of the boot and seats I was back on the case over the weekend.


IMG_20190319_172700670.jpg


Everything was going great until I got the frame build down both sides and I realized that my original plan meant the pelmet was way too big. I decided to make it 75 cm wide to engulf the chimney breast and the layout of the ceiling joists above one wall made this width some much easier. Trouble was no matter how many times I told myself it will be fine once it was covered I knew it was too big.

New size

IMG_20190323_134123673.jpg


One advantage of the metal framing is it is very easy to reconfigure and move into a new position. However I knew that I had to provide some bridging support between the joists to support the pelmet from above. I originally tried to avoid this as I knew where the central heating pipes were! So I spent all day yesterday putting additional supports underneath the pipes. Bit of a nightmare but much happier with the size now.

IMG_20190324_160100869.jpg


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Catch you later,

Cheers

Tommo
 

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tommouk

Active Member
Continued re-post of images

Got the main framing done all around the room.

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and the framing around the side curtains

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I worked out the configuration during the two recent England games during the dull moments which weren't that many :clap:

I've decided to leave the "screen end" of the pelmet until I've installed a new screen.

Initial level looks good, (Another set of shots for all you "laser" fans out there. I'm looking at you IWC Dopplel)
IMG_20190327_164316430.jpg
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IMG_20190327_164341616.jpg


Guess that's all for now.

Any questions just shout.
 
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tommouk

Active Member
More re-posting of missing images from above

Having a bit of a tidy up today as I am starting to trip over stuff on the floor. Always been a messy so and so.....
You can never have enough clamps (This is about 1/3 of the total) Thank Lidl for that. Going to set the level using the clamps and then fix using screws to supports where the clamps are fixed to atm.

IMG_20190328_133313218.jpg


Stud graveyard (Bought a special saw blade that does metal and works very well if you enjoy your hand being showered with hot metal shards. Does a great job though.

IMG_20190328_133323757.jpg
 
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tommouk

Active Member
Hopeful now I am uploading the images they will stay put. :thumbsup:

So as I mentioned above, I have completed the infills all the way around the room except the screen end, which I'm I am going to leave until my new screen arrives. (More of which later)

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tommouk

Active Member
Not been very well this week, cold and failed root canal :eek:

Managed to get the Atmos/DTS X speakers up at least and gave them a quick tryout. It's been months since I took them down and I had forgotten how good Atmos/DTS X sounds.


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I am going to create new speaker grilles which sit on the MDF undersides so that I don't have to worry about speaker placement/alignment.

Excuse the dodgy wiring. Have some new Van Damme cable to run once I have enlarged this hole. (Which leads to a rack under the stairs)

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tommouk

Active Member
Another handy gadget for drilling holes in the top of the framing. Works great where space is at a premium.

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To be honest I didn't think about fixing the framing from above as it was all going to be from underneath but that would make fixing the mdf far more complicated. So hopefully anyone reading this won't make the same mistake. Cost about a tenner from Amazon and has paid for itself already many times over.
 

The Dreamer

Distinguished Member
I feel for you ref the root canal. I had my first done in the RAF at what was a teaching dental unit.

The surgeon doing mine realised why I was jumping out of the seat despite anaesthetic, when he pulled a live nerve, still fully attached, out of my tooth and laid it on my lower lip, caught in his reaming tool!

He called all the dental students in to take a look while I was writhing in agony. It was only the second time in his career he’d seen this himself!

My root bent round so far that it hadn’t shown on the x-rays. He had to keep me in the chair for several more hours while he went in from the top, cutting a piece of jaw out underneath my nose to access the full root. All under a local, that he had to keep topping up!

The most painful experience of my life - and that was nearly 35 years ago! Still brings back not very nice memories.:(
 

IWC Dopplel

Distinguished Member
I feel for you ref the root canal. I had my first done in the RAF at what was a teaching dental unit.

The surgeon doing mine realised why I was jumping out of the seat despite anaesthetic, when he pulled a live nerve, still fully attached, out of my tooth and laid it on my lower lip, caught in his reaming tool!

He called all the dental students in to take a look while I was writhing in agony. It was only the second time in his career he’d seen this himself!

My root bent round so far that it hadn’t shown on the x-rays. He had to keep me in the chair for several more hours while he went in from the top, cutting a piece of jaw out underneath my nose to access the full root. All under a local, that he had to keep topping up!

The most painful experience of my life - and that was nearly 35 years ago! Still brings back not very nice memories.:(

Sounds like you had even less fun than me a few years back I had my root canal redone, which took over 4 hours in the chair. I paid an eye watering amount, then had it finally taken out two years later. I could have had two implants for the price....
 

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