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post #111 of 177 Old 05-18-10, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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Re: MrLoofer's Garage HT Build

Oh one more thing, we tested the crown with the rope light (incandescent from Lowes) and the light spill onto the ceiling wasn't that great. Is there a better, dimmable rope light out there that gives a better light spill on a black ceiling?
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Did you apply the 'cheat'? Try tin-foil laying in the tray bottom and wall side to help focus all of the light up and out.

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Ooh, not tried that. Does it give a much better effect?
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Might still not be as much as you want but it definitely concentrates the light from the full perimeter of the rope up and out.

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Thanks Bryan. I also think one of the mistakes we made was putting the crown too close to the ceiling, leaving only a 2" gap. I wasn't sure if the crown should cover up the wall/ceiling seam or not, so at the time we elected to put the crown so the seam is barely visible. When I get home I'll stuff some foil into the molding and raise the rope up a bit so it's not sitting in the bottom of the molding. I'll report back my results...

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Thanks Bryan. I also think one of the mistakes we made was putting the crown too close to the ceiling, leaving only a 2" gap. I wasn't sure if the crown should cover up the wall/ceiling seam or not, so at the time we elected to put the crown so the seam is barely visible. When I get home I'll stuff some foil into the molding and raise the rope up a bit so it's not sitting in the bottom of the molding. I'll report back my results...

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I usually recommend leaving as much gap as the crown extends out from the wall or maybe even more depending on your preference. Get as much foil in there as you can - wall side, crown side, under the rope - as long as you can't see the foil on the wall.

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If I could add my two cents, try mylar it is much better than foil in reflecting light.
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So last night I tried the foil trick but I really didn't see much difference to be honest. I may try the double up trick and see if that's any better...
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Quick update and a few pics. Hopefully I'll be done with the trim tonight. I got some good clean up done since it's trash day tomorrow so was able to clean up the room pretty good. I also got the shelves painted and installed. Here's the thing with the shelves: I'm happy with how they look but I don't think they'll stand the test of time. I mean, I can only imagine pulling components in and out and scratching the surface of the shelves, after all they are just MDF and painted with a black satin. Does anyone know if there are any companies that can cut to size some decent laminate shelves of some kind?

Fridge was installed, finally! I went through 3 damaged fridges before finding one that was undamaged. The guy at HD said they had about 10 or so that had some kind of damage. They were only $130 each and they look quite fragile. Not sure how long these things will last, oh well!

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Entrance that still needs trim and touch up.



Rack and trim (wall needs touch up).





Bryan, if you're reading this you can see how close the crown is to the ceiling. I think we put it way to close to get any kind of light displacement from the rope.


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