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wall and floating wall project for home cinema setup :-)

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by trapster, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. trapster

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    hi guys

    i have just started to fill in the wall from our front room to our dining room,in order to put up th e tv and to make room for a projector.

    My AV kit list is below

    Samsung LE52M86
    Onkyo 905 amp
    Virgin V+
    sanyo PLV-Z700 projector
    Panaview 92" projector screen
    KEF 3005se speaker package
    XBOX 360 Elite
    Playstation 3 60GB
    Nintendo Wii

    i had all of this kit on a alphason Apex APX50 floating stand
    which i will be selling if anyone is interested in it.

    we decided to do a floating wall of which many people have done on these forums,but we decided to hang the tv inside the floating wall and have AV shelves inside the wall.

    in order to do this we had to build a stud wall and start all from scratch.
    i will be adding pictures as we go along,but this wont be a quick build as me and my mate alistair can only work on it on weekends (thats pleased the wife lol).
    anyway i hope you guys like what we are doing and enjoy the photos over the next few weekends.
     

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    I love it... dust sheet on the TV - sod the furniture... good for you mate. Looks like its gonna look stunning.
     
  3. trapster

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    right we are now at the stage of getting the 2" x 2" baton on the walls ready for the floating wall.
    this is on top of the 4" x 2" timber

    all the outer shell is almost complete on the front,we then need to do the rear of the wall in the dining room,its all coming along very nice :)

    the kef centre 3005se speaker even has its own hole in the wall to sit in :)

    i guess it may be a little hard to tell what we are aiming for at the moment via the pictures,but bear with us and hope fully you will like it as it takes more shape :)
     

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    right thats us finished for the weekend,next weekend we will be starting the boxing in so it will start to look like what we had in are minds :) (hopefully)

    so far we have spent around 7hrs saturday and around 7hrs sunday but i think we got lots done (more than i thought we would) we have not even started on the electrics and av cables yet so that should be fun :-/

    more post and pictures next weekend guys

    some more comments on what you think so far would be nice guys :)
     
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    all looking very professional so far :thumbsup: can't wait to see some more pics :)

    What are you doing about the network connections for all 3 consoles? Are they wired?
     
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    yeah more pics nextweekend :)

    ps3 = wireless
    Xbox = wireless
    Wii = wireless

    still just working out what to do with the projector,not sure if i should take off the coving on the ceiling and put the cables behind that and put up new coving or just put the projector next to the sofa on the side table :-/

    we hope that we will not see any wires from anything :) i cant wait for the boxing in to start so you guys can see the design we have done..
     
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    that spirit level is impressive, gotta get me one of those!
     
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    lookin good matey, but whats the deal with the dining room, i assume there is another entrance to it???
     
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    hi

    yes we have double glass doors to the front room where the tv is and the dining room has a door from the kitchen which comes from the left of the wall,so we are not going to block are selves in :)

    glad you guys like the look of it so far,we put the rope light up last night to have a look and it looks nice already even with out the floating wall in fact i will post a picture in a minute :)
     
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    picture of the rope light that will go around the inside of the floating wall,the floating wall will have around a 2" overhang around the frame.
     
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    sorry cant seem to upload pics at the moment will try again later
     
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    ok a picture is now up for you guys to take a look at, i tried one with the flash off to get a better effect of the lighting so the room would be dark but it will not upload the photo as its over 2 megs, and with the flash its under 2 megs and it uploads but does not show the rope light effect as well as it could.
     

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    It does look good... Cant wait to see next weekends work
     
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    GOOD ONE!!
    I will be following this thread. i will be doing the same thing at my pad.. need to seperate the open plan kitchen to the lounge! looking good so far bud!!
     
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    thanks for the replys guys

    sorry that there is only going to be weekend updates ;-) but thats all the time we have
     
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    No worries, Its realistic. We all have lives and jobs and the suspense is good too... :rotfl:
     
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    :rotfl:well lets hope it turns out right then :rotfl:
    what a nightmare that would be if it turns out to look more like a shed :rotfl:
     
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    looks great so far mate.looking forward to the finished job. good to see you are using a good battery drill. i have the same one and hardly ever need to charge it :thumbsup:
     
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    good day today :)

    the projector and 92" optama panaview screen arrived :)

    i will take a photo of it projected onto the wall as i cant put the screen up till the wall is built :-(

    it will be projected onto a darkish brown wall so will not look as good as the screen when it is up ;-)
     

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    Looks good, has the wife had any say in all this work?:rolleyes:
     
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    yeah she has had lots of say in the project tbh :)

    she got

    5 x designer handbags
    1 x dress
    1 x neckless

    lol

    it seemed to do the trick lol :)
     
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    ok projector set up very fast and as i said only projected onto a dark brown wall,but it is still very nice to look at,the picture does not do it justice tbh,but i could not wait to try it out :)

    i thought watching the samsung 52" was good but this is something else :)
    cant wait to see it on a proper screen,just putting a piece of white paper up shows image about 50% better.
    cant wait till the weekend to get more done :)
    shame my m8 cant help me till sunday,so i will crack on saturday morning,so wont get any more pics up till sunday night guys.

    hope you guys keep following the work :)
     

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    right got some more done on sunday still loads to do but will be doing the rest of the work next weekend as its the bank holiday :) so should get it just about finished.

    we have got the tv mounted and the box made for the kef centre speaker.
    we just need to make the 2 boxes below the centre speaker for the Onkyo 905 ,virgin v+ on the lower shelf and the xbox360 ps3 and wii on the top shelf.
    Then we have to clad the front with 12mm mdf,all the boxes are made from 18mm mdf for some extra strength.
    The last pic is a bit messy as we just got the V+ in so we could watch some tv :)
    Picture 16 is the rear of the tv we have used 4x2 timber and it is solid as a rock ;-).
    we will be building a floating wall behined the tv in the dining room and maybe wall paper the floating wall only should be a nice effect.
    still not decided what colour/colours to do in the room with the tv,not sure if we should do it the same colour as the back wall or a darker colour inside the boxes and light colour on the front or vice versa,any ideas guys ?
     

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    sorry left some pictures out :-/

    hope you like em :)

    more next weekend,hopefully much much more progress will be made as we only did a sunday this weekend as my m8 had to fix a car :-( boooo :)
    We hopefully will get the front on and it might look like all the bits of scrap paper i have been drawing on for the last few months lol
     

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    right got a small update with regard to the projector :)

    i had the sanyo Z700 but it just wont go where i want it to go,and it is too big to go on the ceiling so,it has to go back.
    So i have now placed a order for the Optoma Themescene HD20.

    Massive thanks to Saeed from projector point for sorting this all out for me.
     
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    just a small update

    i now have the optoma HD20 themescene and all i can say is WOW what a great PJ and its smaller than a PS3 :)

    We are going to be working on the wall saturday ,sunday and monday so will get it almost all done ;-)
    But we may add in a lighting trough around the room which should look good with the lighting around the floating wall and also its a great way to get the speaker wires and PJ cables to the back of the room ;-)

    anyway more updates saturday sunday monday...
     
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    Hi All - Wifey here - my job is to update on today's progress. Well the boys have been working really hard - consumed inappropriate amounts of tea and cherry bakewells - but am pleased to say that they are satisfying my requirements with the task in question...... the rope light is fixed, integral boxes have been filled, mdf primered and undercoated and are in place, rear frame is up. Front MDF floating wall will be going up tomorrow (yipee), then more sanding, priming, undercoating, tea, cherry bakewells etc....:)
     

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    ok more work done ,and some more pics :)

    we have got most of the 12mm mdf front on , all the boxes for the av equipment are made and filled/sanded/primed/painted ,so we now just need to do the top coat in the colour we decide on.
    Rope light is fixed with the rope light strips ,we also intend to have the rope light behind the tv to give a nice glow from behind.
    We have managed to get the front of the screen perfectly flush with the front of the mdf floating wall(sorry picture shows it but not very well)
    We are also going to implement a lighting trough around the room.
    Hopefully all the electrics will be done sometime this week ,hope to have 3x fused/switched spurs in the room,with 3x double sockets attached to them.
    We are also going to attach the Projector screen to the floating wall and box it in but leave a small gap for the screen to pull down,but the projector screen casing will be totaly hidden.
    we wont be doing any more work till next sunday afternoon ,but hope to get all the mdf on the front wall finished ,so it can then be filled/sanded/primed/painted :)
    The rear of the wall is mostly finished,just need a few more hours and then the mdf can go on the rear wall once the front is totaly finished and all cables are sorted.
     

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    ok managed to get all the front mdf screwed on and all the screw heads and joints filled ;-)
    So just need to sand it all down, and also need to square up the areas around the shelves as we cut them a little too big so they are not flush with the shelf sides.
    Also need to attach the rope light mounting strips around the back of the tv as the rope light is just chucked behind the tv to give the lighting effect.
    so i am now ready to sand down everything and then prime the mdf then a couple of coats of white paint,then get the projector screen up and box that in,its all coming together as planned :)
    hope you guys like the nearly finished look
     

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    Looking good Trapster....:smashin:

    And cherry bakewells too....now I never got any of those when doing mine
     

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