Quick Help - Lip on stage

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  1. Bryce_H

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    I am completeing construction of my HT and had a question about my stage. I will be running rope light under the front lip (lip is 2.5 inches out) of my stage and riser. The stage has a curved front in the middle 75%.

    My question is should I attach a piece of, say 1X2, wood to underneath the front lip of the stage to help control light from the rope lights from going out into the room or will I be fine. Trying to figure this out before carpet is installed.
     
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    I plan on just putting Large piece of Quarter Round trim on my stage
     
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    Looked at your construction site. I am using the same tubing as you are for speaker wire to my 4 surrounds. My front speakers I used 3" conduit. Good luck.

    for the rope lighting I realized that the carpet will provide plenty of blockage for the light. I will have hte installer only run the carpet halfway back the underneath of the lip. Then mount the rope light directly to the wood.
     
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    I installed a 1" x 1 1/2" (ripped 2x4) wood block under the lip of my stage and floor risers. The deck of my stage and risers is made only of 3/4" dense sub-floor material and the wood block gives a better appearance to the edge and also reinforces it. If your deck is thicker you may not need it but it does hide rope by making a deeper pocket.

    Sorry, I don't have a good picture of lip in my Gallery.

    David
     
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    My stage is 3/4" plywood, 15lb felt, 1/2" plywood, felt and 3/4" plywood.

    Riser is the same except minus the felt.

    All pieces of plywood are staggered from the layer beneath to eliminate redundant seams.

    So both are good and thick. I think the carpet being wrapped under the front edge (but not taken all the way the front edge if the riser) will provide enough blockage for the rope light.

    David,
    I have looked at your sight several time while building my HT. Hope to have pictures of mine up soon.
     
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    With the stage 2 inches thick, adding another piece would be too much. Just use the carpeting as the light blocker.

    Can't wait to see your pictures.

    David
     

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