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Posted 04/06/12 06:49 PM
Well its taken me almost 3 years to post these pictures. Actually this is HT Ver2. I never liked the setup we had for first HT, so I convinced my wife to let me do some house remodeling.It's a long story but the result for us has been a much better HT solution. It is still a work in progress. The shelving unit for the monitor is temporary until I can build something more appropriate. I also need to install crown molding and base boards. Then work on wall treatments. Hope you enjoy the pics as much as we enjoy the room
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#372293 - 04/06/12 07:00 PM Re: olderbutWiserHT [Re: Olderbutwiser]
Dduval Offline

Registered: 01/14/09
Posts: 349
Awesome setup! Looks like you have put alot of time and care into it. Love the gold ceiling, goes well with the rest of the room/decor. Just excellent my man, I bet it sounds great! Congrats!
M80's, QS8's, M22's, CHT SHO-10, Dual CHT SS-18.1's, Onkyo NR3008, Mitsubishi WD-73740

#372296 - 04/06/12 07:30 PM Re: olderbutWiserHT [Re: Olderbutwiser]
Olderbutwiser Offline
old hand

Registered: 03/23/09
Posts: 93
Loc: Yuma, AZ
DDuval Thanks,we have always liked the old tin ceilings. These panels are acually an accustic tile made to give it that tin look. They of course come white. It was quite a project to give 280 of them two coats of the base paint and then dry brush the gold metal paint on to finish them. Accoustically they really work very well. I'm sure you are wondering about any visual reflections from the display on the gold paint. Truthfully I have to say that it never distracts me from anything we are watching and the comments we get about that ceiling are always complimentary. The pictures really don't do the tiles justice. Yes the room and our Axiom System sound fantastic.
M80v2,EP500v2,VP150v2,4xQS8v2,Algonquins V3
Denon 3808CI
Oppo BDP-83
LG 55LW6500

#372318 - 04/06/12 08:47 PM Re: olderbutWiserHT [Re: Olderbutwiser]
Amie Offline


Registered: 02/06/02
Posts: 1625
Wow - looks great! How did you do the gold, out of interest? Just with a rag or dry brush? I'm not up on these things and I can't figure out how you would keep it from getting on the red. Looks sharp with the boston cherry!
Amie Colquhoun
Axiom Audio

#372319 - 04/06/12 08:48 PM Re: olderbutWiserHT [Re: Amie]
merchman Offline

Registered: 02/01/08
Posts: 854
Loc: WI
Your HT looks fantastic, Bob! smile
M80's(2), VP150, QS8's(2), M3's(4)

#372320 - 04/06/12 08:52 PM Re: olderbutWiserHT [Re: Olderbutwiser]
St_PatGuy Offline

Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7463
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
Bob, it looks great! Thanks for sharing.

I really dig the faux tin ceiling! Years ago, I was in a restaurant that had an old tin ceiling and was mesmerized by it. Loved the feeling it imbued on the room.
"Nothin' up my sleeve. . ." --Bullwinkle J. Moose

#372322 - 04/06/12 09:01 PM Re: olderbutWiserHT [Re: Olderbutwiser]
jakewash Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10415
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Looks great and that ceiling must have been a labor of love.


#372335 - 04/06/12 10:27 PM Re: olderbutWiserHT [Re: Olderbutwiser]
Gr8_White_North Offline

Registered: 07/12/09
Posts: 2178
Loc: Whitehorse YT
Looks fantastic you have a beautiful home.
DOG is GOD spelled backwards.
What others think of me is none of my business.
M80 V3 MY GLOSS Cherry

#372435 - 04/07/12 06:59 PM Re: olderbutWiserHT [Re: Gr8_White_North]
fredk Offline

Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7786
Loc: Canada
Nice setup. I love those ceiling tiles!

Blujays1: Spending Fred's money one bottle at a time, no two... Oh crap!

#372524 - 04/08/12 09:49 AM Re: olderbutWiserHT [Re: Olderbutwiser]
Olderbutwiser Offline
old hand

Registered: 03/23/09
Posts: 93
Loc: Yuma, AZ
Thank you all.

Amie, the gold was added using the dry brush method. We had to piant each tile individually. A box of tile contains 40 tiles so we painted one box at a time,7 boxes total. I would do the two coats of the red piant and after that dried my wife used a 4 inch foam roller to lightly apply the gold metal paint. I had already installed 3" furring strips on 12" centers perpendicular to the ceiling joists and then just stapled the tiles into place.

Sean let me know if you are ever coming to Yuma. You are welcome here anytime. That goes for Dean too. I would really like to listen to both yours and Deans setup too. LOL perhaps we should start the Arizona Chapter of Axiom Audio
M80v2,EP500v2,VP150v2,4xQS8v2,Algonquins V3
Denon 3808CI
Oppo BDP-83
LG 55LW6500

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