So I finally got around to starting the in-wall install... First, had to figure out where I wanted them to go, leaving room for a larger TV, if ever needed... https://www.dropbox.com/s/hro40vdo1rkz5tf/IMG_0827.JPG
Then, I had to cut out the drywall - Fridays are good pajama days... https://www.dropbox.com/s/z9ijk4ffxsfjdsm/IMG_0829.jpg https://www.dropbox.com/s/vpu2yalx7uq01xm/IMG_0831.JPG
Then, put the templates back up and see what areas I need to work on... https://www.dropbox.com/s/wj756jsxgpncxd2/IMG_0833.JPG
The center channel was a bit taller than I had room for, so I notched the cross brace so the ears would flip up correctly and pull on the drywall properly. https://www.dropbox.com/s/indxqiohn5b57eg/IMG_0839.JPG https://www.dropbox.com/s/i61ximg60cj7aft/IMG_0841.JPG
The offending studs were not load bearing, so I cut out 3-1/3" of the 5-1/2", then blocked the opening with 2 x 4's...https://www.dropbox.com/s/g4o2gklagcm8y95/IMG_0845.JPG
Then drywall, tape and the first coat of compound...https://www.dropbox.com/s/nceazdmxk9nxwns/IMG_0846.JPG
I'll start sanding tomorrow. Time for a Sierra Nevada Torpedo
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