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#256604 - 04/13/09 07:21 PM 80$ later!
LucRaymond Offline
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Registered: 08/21/04
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Loc: montreal,qc,canada
Done some work yesterday, here are the results 80$CDN later

The screen area is just the wall painted white. I actually did a test with a real projector screen and the image quality was better when I was projecting on my wall. Around the frame we put a leather like tapestry and the frame is in MDF (don't know if it's the same acronym in english).

Before
before


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after 1
after 2

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Edited by LucRaymond (04/13/09 07:22 PM)
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#256608 - 04/13/09 07:51 PM Re: 80$ later! [Re: LucRaymond]
nickbuol Offline
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Loc: Marion, IA
Looks good! And is less than 10% of the cost of the screen I have. Good job!
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#256611 - 04/13/09 08:11 PM Re: 80$ later! [Re: nickbuol]
RickF Offline
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Registered: 02/26/05
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Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
What a huge difference, and for the better. I really like the look of a darker accent front wall like what you did, we are in the process of installing the same trim work as you used around the screen ... Luc, did you paint the trim or is it stained? We're trying to find a stain or paint to match the Boston Cherry speakers, without much luck so far.

Good deal, looks great!
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#256615 - 04/13/09 08:34 PM Re: 80$ later! [Re: RickF]
LucRaymond Offline
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Loc: montreal,qc,canada
 Originally Posted By: RickF
What a huge difference, and for the better. I really like the look of a darker accent front wall like what you did, we are in the process of installing the same trim work as you used around the screen ... Luc, did you paint the trim or is it stained? We're trying to find a stain or paint to match the Boston Cherry speakers, without much luck so far.

Good deal, looks great!


the MDF used for the frame comes in white so we only used brown paint on it.

Have a look at my doors:
My doors

The first shot is a real stained wooden door, the other is a white MDF door (the wooden version was too expansive for my taste). I painted it and used the same stain that I used on my wooden doors.

Is you frame in wood or MDF? the trick with MDF (or any non-wood product) is to change the color of the primer. Instead of using a white primer, you use a beige primer (buy a white primer and have them colorize it at the store). Apply the primer and then use any wood staining product (with a cloth, not a brush).
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#256617 - 04/13/09 08:48 PM Re: 80$ later! [Re: LucRaymond]
RickF Offline
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We're using unfinished oak for the trim Luc, was looking for a stain to match the Boston Cherry speakers but since my last post I believe I may have found the right color stain. I stained a small piece of trim with Olympic 'Merlot' stain and then after it dried applied a top coat of Minwax 'Red Mahogany' stain ... looks like it matches the speakers pretty darn close.
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#256619 - 04/13/09 08:56 PM Re: 80$ later! [Re: RickF]
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Very nice! I didn't think you could make that room look better.
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#256625 - 04/13/09 09:36 PM Re: 80$ later! [Re: RickF]
LucRaymond Offline
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Loc: montreal,qc,canada
 Originally Posted By: RickF
I stained a small piece of trim with Olympic 'Merlot' stain and then after it dried applied a top coat of Minwax 'Red Mahogany' stain ... looks like it matches the speakers pretty darn close.



I don't have any speakers in boston cherry but it's true that red mahogany does seem close enough. Don't forget to post pictures later on! :-)
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#256627 - 04/13/09 09:38 PM Re: 80$ later! [Re: fredk]
LucRaymond Offline
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Loc: montreal,qc,canada
 Originally Posted By: fredk
Very nice! I didn't think you could make that room look better.


Thanks! Every time I look at it, I have new ideas. It will change in a few weeks, I will receive my Vp150+m80+ 2 additional QS8..
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#256650 - 04/14/09 03:13 AM Re: 80$ later! [Re: LucRaymond]
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Registered: 01/24/08
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Maybe i'll just hire you to decorate my next place. Do you like money, Luc?

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#256663 - 04/14/09 08:49 AM Re: 80$ later! [Re: StuntGibbon]
LucRaymond Offline
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Registered: 08/21/04
Posts: 306
Loc: montreal,qc,canada
 Originally Posted By: StuntGibbon
Maybe i'll just hire you to decorate my next place. Do you like money, Luc?


I would do it for free but you're probably a long way from home! I could help if you take good pictures.
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#256664 - 04/14/09 08:55 AM Re: 80$ later! [Re: LucRaymond]
DaveG Offline
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Nice looking room.
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#256671 - 04/14/09 10:02 AM Re: 80$ later! [Re: RickF]
Zimm Offline
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Registered: 12/08/08
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Loc: New Orleans
 Originally Posted By: RickF
We're using unfinished oak for the trim Luc, was looking for a stain to match the Boston Cherry speakers but since my last post I believe I may have found the right color stain. I stained a small piece of trim with Olympic 'Merlot' stain and then after it dried applied a top coat of Minwax 'Red Mahogany' stain ... looks like it matches the speakers pretty darn close.


If that plan does not work out to your liking, think about using cheap MDF for the frame, and then apply a real cherry veneer stained to match the speakers. Given how small the surface area of the frame is, you don't need much veneer and the stain would take only a little bit of time. Just a second option if the paint does not work out.
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#256674 - 04/14/09 10:42 AM Re: 80$ later! [Re: Zimm]
Wid Offline
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Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

Very nice room.
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#256702 - 04/14/09 02:11 PM Re: 80$ later! [Re: LucRaymond]
Family Man Offline
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Registered: 10/28/08
Posts: 95
Loc: Montreal, Canada
WOW!!!!

Luc and Natalie, what a beautiful Job..I will show Trudie tonight. I am really looking forward to seeing you guys soon. I won't bring my little devils just Trudie and I. i will wait till you get the rest of the gear..PS, i owe you a movie..lol
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#256813 - 04/14/09 11:40 PM Re: 80$ later! [Re: Family Man]
LucRaymond Offline
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Registered: 08/21/04
Posts: 306
Loc: montreal,qc,canada
 Originally Posted By: Family Man
WOW!!!!

Luc and Natalie, what a beautiful Job..I will show Trudie tonight. I am really looking forward to seeing you guys soon. I won't bring my little devils just Trudie and I. i will wait till you get the rest of the gear..PS, i owe you a movie..lol


watch out, you will want a projector after.. ;\)
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