Frequently asked Questions about Fabric
What size is the theater ?
The Home Theater is twenty feet long, fifteen feet wide and
ceiling height of
What does GOM stand for?
Maine the company that makes the fabric. It a commercial
that has an approved fire rating for wall surfaces
What GOM fabrics did you use?
Gray on the soffit and columns: Spinel 3582 color 021
Black on the screen wall: Sensa 9218 color 718 Black
Wall frames: Spinel 3582 color 022 Garnet
Are the walls acoustically treated ?
walls are finished with Guilford of Maine fabric. The fabric
acoustically transparent. The bottom half of the wall is
inch linacoustic from John Manville Insulation. The top
with poly batten. The material are one inch thick.
How is the fabric attached to the walls.
fabric is stretched around a one inch wooden frame and
attached to the wall with liquid nails. Two inch brads were
each corner with a nail gun to hold the frame in place until
liquid nails dries.
What is the material you used inside the panel?
linacoustic below ear level and poly batting above.
How did you join the corners, did you use a biscuits?
joints were used because of the different plywood and MDF
How did you achieve the indentation look around the
The outside of the wooden frames were routered with a 45
Why not use Fabric-Loc system or some commercial product
of the wood frames?
For me is was a cost issue, Liquid Nail and brads were
cheap. I think
plywood was 7/16" at $21 per sheet. I also found some
plywood that was listed as 1/2" at $25 a sheet.
How did you place the electrical outlet in the middle of
the frame ?
part of the frame where the outlet is located is solid.
What product did you use for the wall washing lights?
They are low voltage recessed lights that were a special
order at Lowes.
Gull Lighting: Black Miniature Recessed Light
What about the transformer for the low voltage lights, is
it noisy ?
There is a transformer. I did not purchase the high
dollar one form
Seagull, but opted for one that was cheaper from Lowes. Just
sure it has the correct wattage to drive all your lights.
The transformer does have a very low hum. I mounted in the
behind the equipment rack. You can not hear it. The
not caused a problem with the video or audio.
Are you able to dim those low voltage lights?
The low voltage lights are dimmed using a PCS LM4 control module
(no longer available).
What is a LM4 lighting control module?
PCS LM4 is on the high end of x10 devices. It has four
different circuits, a great software program to set it up
well with a PC. I decided to continue to use X10 as I have a
automation system based on X10 and the JSD Stargate.
How did you finish the inside corners?
I cut a
one inch by one inch strip of wood out of a 2 x 4 the runs
ceiling. Covered it with the same gray GOM that the columns
with. Then the frames butt up against the 1 x 1 with a non
edge. It creates a nice corner. The other option was to put
column in the corner. But I like the option better, it was
How high is the rear chair riser?
rear chair riser is 12" high and runs the full width of the
What size is the average fabric frame ?
Frames are 21" high, 30" wide and 1" thick. Just right to
width of 65" width of the GOM fabric. You can cover two
cutting the fabric in half.
How did you fasten the linacoustic to the Wall
linacoustic and batting are just pressed in the frame before
attached to the wall. The fabric is tight enough were is
place. You might not even need the the batting. The only
the linacoustic and batting is the frame and the fabric.
Were frames use on the bottom of the soffit?
Frames were not used on the soffit. The fabric on the soffit
from the wall along the bottom of the soffit, up the front
into the light tray. I added one inch strips of 3/4 MDF to
create a 1
inch cavity for linacoustic. Addition blocking, 1 inch
thick, was add
around the seagull lights.
Can you explain more detail on the attachment of the
used hidden cleats that are just 2 x4's that were cut to the
width of the
columns. I made three cleats for each column. Then the 2 x 4
screwed to the wall, almost at the top of the column, middle
almost at the bottom. Then the columns were lifted in to
slipped over the cleats. Screws were then, very carefully as
snag the fabric, used to attach the columns to the hidden
How did you handle the area were the wall meets the door
When the door frame was mounted I ordered a extra wide frame
could have it extend 1" past the drywall. So when the fabric
mounted there were flush with the edge of the door frame.
now I' am just going to leave it flush. In the future
add some trim.