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  1. Thanks for the responses guys. What's the best way to secure to the wall? I know it'll need to be screwed into the internal studs, just not sure the best way to go about it.
  2. Nah, just have it mounted on the wall, but not actually in the wall. I had thought about this, but won't really suit the look I'm going for in the house, which is a fairly industrial/contemporary look, so I basically wanted the unit to be some kind of rustic wood finish with solid doors. Was thinking though, perhaps adding a slot on the top for ventilation might work.
  3. Hi All, Not so much home theatre related, but I want to build a flush-mounted floating entertainment unit on the wall in my living room. This is not my dedicated home theatre setup, so will be setup with aesthetics in mind. In terms of equipment, the cabinet just needs to house an el cheapo receiver that will drive my current speakers (Paradigm satellites) as well as a Blu-ray player and maybe a game console. The rest of it will just be generic storage. My only issue is, I want to have the unit flush against the wall and solid doors on the front, so that nothing is visible. How do I go about adding ventilation with this type of setup? Or will I have to have the front exposed? Only other solution I can think of is to ditch the receiver/speakers and run a soundbar, with the player on top of the unit, but given the price of decent soundbars and the fact that the area is an open plan, I'd be better off just getting a cheap second hand receiver and run my existing 5.1 setup.
  4. I thought about it, but was worried they might look ugly.
  5. Just wanted to resurrect this thread again. One thing I totally forgot about in my efforts to isolate sound in the room is the lighting. I had planned to install a few downlights in this room. Short of building a bulkhead and installing the lights in that, are there any other ways to reduce sound leakage through the lights? Would a cover like this work: https://efficiencymatrix.store/products/loft-mitt-cover I'm wondering what others do in regards to lights, or am I overthinking it?
  6. Just a thought, but would the evaporative cooling vent work well for this? i.e. not actually turning on the evap system, but simply leaving the vent open to allow fresh air into the room, and use the split system for actual cooling. Yeah I think it'll be fine.
  7. Heat isn't an issue. I'm putting a split system in this room to keep it cool. What I'm concerned with is getting fresh air into the room really.
  8. Thanks for the reply. Gluing a sheet of MDF is possible, although it sounds a little dodgy, lol. I did ask the company if they'd build me the same door but in a solid construction but they wouldn't do it unfortunately. They did tell me that from an acoustic point of view, the semi-solid should be almost as good as a solid and won't be a huge difference. I've decided to just stick with the semi-solid door and add door seals, see how that goes. I think it should sound good enough. Yeah the plan was to add door seals as well. I just need to figure out what to do in terms of air flow if I do this, so that I don't suffocate, lol.
  9. What have you got planned for a permanent solution? I haven't started building yet, but I'm thinking about this stuff ahead of time so I know what I want to do. I had thought about making a panel out of MDF filled with insulation/foam the size of the window cavity and cover it in black fabric and shove it in there. Besides light, I'm also concerned about sound leakage through the window, so I figured this would stop that as well as block out the light. Yeah the seats are pretty cheap. I didn't mind that it was non-leather, but I really wanted a proper 3 seater with arm rests for each person. The biggest dealbreaker for me was that middle section. As you said, no padding for the arm rest, and I personally found it uncomfortable to rest my arm on. Not sure if it's because I'm short lol. I ended up putting some seats on lay-by from Big Picture People. They were more expensive, but I got them in a row of 4, they are very space efficient and very comfortable. Sounds like you're even worse than me when it comes to movies. 800 is heaps lol. I thought I was bad at 400! Selling them is difficult though unless you give them away for practically nothing.
  10. Looks good man. I tried out those seats in Harvey Norman. Very comfy. How's the blind? Any light leakage?
  11. It's an evaporative system. Not good for home theatre since it requires door/window to be open.
  12. The house is yet to be built, so nothing is actually done yet. I've only just completed my colour selection with the builder. The room will be quite different to the rest of the house yeah. Just not sure I want to have the door different, as from the outside walking down the hallway, it'll be noticeable to me and I'm pretty fussy. Those aren't my pics, so not my doors, lol. Interested to hear from others as well. Brief research suggests these doors may be OK, but I'm not sure. Really wish they did the same style door in a solid core.
  13. haha yeah, that's my thread
  14. Hi Peter, Thanks for your reply. I have done further research as I wasn't sure what semi-solid meant either. Turns out they are coritech doors, which consist of pine frame and door skin with polystyrene infill sandwiched between 2 pieces of MDF. Would this be sufficient? Cost isn't the issue here, but if I decide go to solid it would mean a different door compared to the others.
  15. Hi Guys, I've just recently done my colour selection last Friday for my new house, and one of the things we selected were 4 panel interior doors. For the theatre room, I requested a solid core door. I've been told that the doors I chose are semi-solid, and the builder told me these were just as good as solid, however I was adamant that I have a solid door for the theatre room, but they told me they are concerned that the door profile might be different to the ones for the other rooms, as they don't have the exact same design in a solid option. They've told me to go to the supplier's website and choose a door for them to quote up. I'm not sure what to do now. I obviously want to keep the rooms uniform as it would look odd to have 1 room with a different door, and I really like the original doors we chose. My options are to go with the semi-solid door and stick with what I currently have, or change all the other doors to a design that comes with a solid core. Does anyone know if there is a huge difference in sound isolation between solid and semi solid doors?