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This is absolutely fantastic.
Color me impressed!!!!!Ben
Would you possibly have some exact measurements or files for those panels? I am thinking about creating a custom light/wall decoration for a large wall I have at home, and this came to mind.I also worked on the two slotted wall pieces that will be back lit. I used 1/2" MDF for those.
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To illuminate these I am using two, 4' LED light strips. Lowe's sells these but they aren't cheap, $40 per strip. I wanted to use 4 strips per panel, but just wasn't going to spend that kind of money. There may be other alternatives to this type of lighting, I just went with what was available locally. I also wanted LEDs so I didn't have to change bulbs and to reduce the heat.
Since I am only using two lights per panel, I decided to cover the wall area with aluminum foil to help with light reflection. I tested the panel against a white wall and with the foil and the foil did help reflect the light once the panel was installed. The lights run off a light switch so that I can turn them on as soon as I enter the room. The good thing about putting this theater room upstairs was that I had easy access to the attic. So I was able to run an extension cord through the ceiling to power both panels with one switch. I was able to completely hide all wires, so I am happy with how it came out.
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It says Docking Bay 94 on the entry door!
Ha, thanks guys! Been hard at work on this, I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel!!!"Thats no moon . . . Its Azheat's KICK ASS HOME THEATER!!!!!" Awesome work!
I also had a hard time finding anything so I had to wing it. I looked at a bunch of photos and came up with what you see below. My light panels are 35.5" wide by 8' tall. I think they came out great, but well after I was in to this I realized two things that bothered me:Would you possibly have some exact measurements or files for those panels? I am thinking about creating a custom light/wall decoration for a large wall I have at home, and this came to mind.
I wouldn't need exact numbers (because I'm sizing things according to what I need) but more so the relationship of sizes of the different holes.
I figure you start with a pattern of circles first and connect 2 or 3 of them? But what spacing? I tried to mock it up in Photoshop but I can't get the pattern to look quite right.
Whilst his walls are MDF, the fact that he has added details to create a patterned surface has to be better than the countless rooms I've seen that have smooth plaster walls. The greeblies used on the wall detail will actually aid in some (limited due to their depth) diffusion reducing the annoying slap echoes that plague many HTs.Looks like you are coming along nicely!
Have you taken any steps to deal with sound absorption in the theater? It looks like you are primarily using MDF to build the panels. While it will look really cool, you could end up with sound reflection issues. If you aren't already, you could trade out some of the hard panels for soft ones that absorb sound as opposed to reflecting it. These are usually at the front of the room close to the screen. You can see this done in churches and large conference rooms.
I have built a few theaters over the years and some times it is not an issue, but it could be if there are too many hard surfaces in a room.
PM me if you want to discuss.