Corner Traps finally finished! - Home Theater Forum and Systems - HomeTheaterShack.com

Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 56 Old 12-01-07, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
Senior Shackster
chas
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 315
Corner Traps finally finished!

I finally got around to finishing my "superchunk" style corner traps:


Last edited by chas; 04-27-10 at 01:00 PM. Reason: updated photo
chas is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 56 Old 12-01-07, 03:31 PM
Senior Shackster
 
Captain Crunch's Avatar
Jeff
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 147
Send a message via Yahoo to Captain Crunch Send a message via Skype™ to Captain Crunch
Re: Corner Traps finally finished!

Those are sweet nice job .
How much of a difference do they make? How you done any testing yet?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
Captain Crunch is offline  
post #3 of 56 Old 12-01-07, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
Senior Shackster
chas
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 315
Re: Corner Traps finally finished!

Quote:
How much of a difference do they make? How you done any testing yet?
I haven't done any measurements, but music definitely sounds better! Imaging seems to pull slightly to the left...I have a bare wall on the right (opposite the sofa) that needs a panel. I'm still working on panels (for that spot and behind the L-C-R speakers). Haven't had time to watch any movies yet.
chas is offline  
 
post #4 of 56 Old 12-01-07, 04:06 PM
 
avaserfi's Avatar
Andrew
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: College Station, TX
Posts: 1,131
Send a message via AIM to avaserfi Send a message via Yahoo to avaserfi
Re: Corner Traps finally finished!

Did you document the build by any chance? I am pretty curious to see how you built these as they look great.

Imaging might be pulling slightly left because of non-symmetry within the room. It seems that the couch on the left side of your set up could be acting as an absorber and cause this off-set imaging.
avaserfi is offline  
post #5 of 56 Old 12-01-07, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
Senior Shackster
chas
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 315
Re: Corner Traps finally finished!

Quote:
Did you document the build by any chance? I am pretty curious to see how you built these as they look great.

Imaging might be pulling slightly left because of non-symmetry within the room. It seems that the couch on the left side of your set up could be acting as an absorber and cause this off-set imaging.
My thoughts exactly on the imaging....which is why I want a nice panel on the wall opposite the couch.

I did snap a few photos during the build of these. I'll post them as soon as I have time to get them edited and uploaded.
chas is offline  
post #6 of 56 Old 12-01-07, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
Senior Shackster
chas
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 315
Re: Corner Traps finally finished!

The traps were designed around my limited woodworking skills. It's basically a stack of 703 wedges with a cloth covered "grill". I started with a triangular wood base and stacked wedges half way up the wall:

At the halfway point a center support was cut from 2 X 2's. The sides were cut a half inch longer than the fiberglass wedges, and cut at a 45 degree angle to match the face of the wedges:

The stack was continued to the ceiling where I attached another set of 2 X 2's with 45-degree face cuts. Industrial stength velcro was attached to the faces of the 2 X 2's to attach the "grills":

The grills were made from 8-foot fir strips with cross braces top, bottom, and center:

Braced behind with t-braces and L-braces:


Test fit:

The "grills" were sprayed flat black and then covered with speaker cloth from Joanne's Fabrics (not too expensive with a 50% off coupon). The velcro was stapled to the back of the grills and they were placed against the 2 X 2's in the corner that had been faced with velcro. That industrial strength stuff is quite strong!
chas is offline  
post #7 of 56 Old 12-01-07, 09:38 PM
 
avaserfi's Avatar
Andrew
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: College Station, TX
Posts: 1,131
Send a message via AIM to avaserfi Send a message via Yahoo to avaserfi
Re: Corner Traps finally finished!

That looks very different than expected - I was expecting a stand alone unit that could be pulled away from the wall. Nice and sneaky build, I like it.

Is there any reason you did not use OC705 rather than using OC703?

Thanks for the pics.
avaserfi is offline  
post #8 of 56 Old 12-01-07, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
Senior Shackster
chas
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 315
Re: Corner Traps finally finished!

Quote:
Is there any reason you did not use OC705 rather than using OC703?
I bought two cases of the 703 a while back. I think I was planning on using one case to build two four foot corner traps and use the other case for some 2" panels. Somewhere along the line I decided to make the traps floor to ceiling.
chas is offline  
post #9 of 56 Old 12-02-07, 12:39 AM
Banned!
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,807
Re: Corner Traps finally finished!

Very nice, now you just need a black curtain across the rest of that wall to even out the look.
eugovector is offline  
post #10 of 56 Old 12-02-07, 06:50 AM Thread Starter
Senior Shackster
chas
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 315
Re: Corner Traps finally finished!

Quote:
Very nice, now you just need a black curtain across the rest of that wall to even out the look.
Thanks. Actually I lke the contrast of the black corners. The paint on that wall is much darker in person (the camera flash makes it look several shades lighter than it is).
chas is offline  
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
corner , finally , finished , traps

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now




PLEASE COMPLETE ALL REQUIRED FIELDS BELOW... THANKS!

REQUIRED FIELDS ON THIS PAGE
YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL OF THESE

Username
Password
Confirm Password
Email Address
Confirm Email Address
Random Question
Random Question #2




User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
PLEASE READ BELOW PRIOR TO ENTERING AN EMAIL ADDRESS!

ATTENTION!

YOU MUST ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT!

Activation requires you reply to an email we will send you after you register... if you do not reply to this email, you will not be able to view certain areas of the forum or certain images... nor will you be able download software.

AN INVALID EMAIL ADDRESS WILL CAUSE YOUR ACCOUNT TO BE DELETED!

See our banned email list here: Banned Email List

We DO NOT respond to spamcop, boxtrapper and spamblocker emails... please add @hometheatershack DOT com to your whitelist prior to registering or you will get nowhere on your registration.


Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML is not allowed!
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 


For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome