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Author House Progress - Minor Updates!
Nismo
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30th Nov 09 at 17:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Finally got the Keys last week so been a bit flat out on the house, Stripping it out took enough time!!

My original thread is here: http://www.corsasport.co.uk/board/viewthread.php?tid=519340

Kitchen looked like this



Now it looks a bit messy

Wonky Extractor taken off, Tiles come off, blue wallpaper stripped too.



re-plastered and new tiles going on, Got black appliances to go in.




Lounge before:



Wallpaper stripped, radiator relocated to under the window,



Frame built for false wall to accomodate TV and surround, with back lighting. added a socket for power for TV items.



Master Bedroom

Before:



Stripped





New Rad fitted, Walls painted (the side wall looks like a light purple but is actually a light grey, think the flash is playing funny buggers!) also had a skirting board fitted, looking a little multi coloured at the mo



Carpet fitted and now filled with all the misus stuff



Having all new doors fitted as the previous owner fitted some cheap ones all UPSIDE down!

Got these knotty pine ones for 25 each plus handles! (i know its fitted wrong but its just temp while we decorate to keep dust from spreading)



[Edited on 08-04-2010 by Nismo]
Cosmo
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30th Nov 09 at 17:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Quick work!

Looks like you're planning to do something similar to me for your TV, etc.
Nismo
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30th Nov 09 at 17:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yeah im building a floating wall to sit the TV in
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30th Nov 09 at 20:41   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I want a house to do this to

Looks mazin mate
Colin
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30th Nov 09 at 21:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Coming along well
dannymccann
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1st Dec 09 at 06:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Ive never thought about a fake wall to house the TV, thats a great idea and something I would love to do. I assume you will just fix plasterboards to the frame? Or is it something else (stronger?)
Nismo
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You could use plasterboard but im using 18mm MDF as the sides will over hang the frame by 80mm, the MDF will then have a decent clean cut edge where as you wouldnt get this with plasterboard.

The frame will then be lit by lights to give off an ambiant effect so you cant see the lights etc...

I will either mount the surround into the face or by free standing speakers and sit at the side of the TV cabinet.
Pablo
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1st Dec 09 at 10:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

nice one bruva
Rob_Quads
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Looks good. Only thing i would say if have you got laminate in your livingroom? If so I would not build the false all on top as if you any reason you want to change the floor you don't want to have to rip up the whole false floor.
Nismo
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1st Dec 09 at 11:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The laminate floor will just slide out from under the frame and if i had carpet fitted that would just tuck under the frame as the fram is not actually attached to the floor. Is that what you mean?
Nismo
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1st Dec 09 at 20:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Bot more progress today! Fitted the bracket and sized up the TV, This weekends task get the MDF on and start the sanding and filling



Single Layer



Right now to crack on with the grouting!
Nismo
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Tiles grouted last night!

Pablo
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ooooh chess anyone?
danzx2
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3rd Dec 09 at 09:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

TV looks good, should be positioned to the right side of the room IMO.
Nismo
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3rd Dec 09 at 10:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

screw you dan!
Nismo
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7th Dec 09 at 10:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Did a bit more this weekend to the TV wall!

Pics from my phone so not great quallity!

MDF shapped to fit the frame.




lighting testing the over lap of the frame, gives off enough glow to light the room just enough to see your drink etc...



Will fill the frame with insulation for sound deadning this week, fit the internal trunking for the cables too, SKY is being installed this sat so need to have it all tidy ready.

a_j_mair
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7th Dec 09 at 10:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

looks good with the light but would have looked better if the tv was flush in the frame imo
Nismo
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I did want to mount the TV flush but due to temps etc.. i went against it ive read a few threads about heating issues with TVs, Also if you ever change your TV then you are stuck as you would have to build a whole fresh front! The bracket ive got takes upto 63" sets so its just a case of unbolt - rebolt

The bracket is flush as i mounted that to the frame, so the back of the TV is 100% flush with the front.
Pablo
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7th Dec 09 at 12:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

happy days mate!!
danzx2
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TV looks a little dwarfed. Time to upsize!
SXi_Tim
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7th Dec 09 at 23:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

HD Projector
dannymccann
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The only problem with that setup is the TV does look proper tiny. Still its impressive and something I definetly want to nick for my place. Spend a bit of time on AVForums or something to get the idea?
Cosmo
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8th Dec 09 at 10:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What size is the TV?

Im guessing its the pics that make it look smaller, as sure when you're actually in the room is looks much bigger.
Nismo
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8th Dec 09 at 12:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

In the pics the tv does seem small compared with the wall, but I wanted to size the floating wall to the room rather than the tv, the tv is 42" but it is the right size for the room as the room is only 10ft wide, but as the bracket can take a bigger tv I can always upsize it if I need to

yeah seen some good ideas on avforums, some really nice builds on there!
Fad
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9th Dec 09 at 10:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

AV forums is very addictive! Looking good Nismole, you thought of making a storage place for all media below the tv?

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