20060723 – HVR ceiling fixture

In 2006 we (Myself and Andrew Waters) built a ceiling diffuser for the studio.  I’ve been doing some data backups and thought I’d share some pictures and info on the build.  The whole thing was made out of 2 X 4s and 3/4″ MDF.  I had a carpenter friend cut all the pieces
Screen Shot 2013-12-15 at 2.07.24 PMThis was the proposed layout.  Using a “herringbone diffuser” design, a frame would hang from the ceiling with some turnbuckles.  Screen Shot 2013-12-15 at 2.07.10 PM
Here is the hardware list from Rona.

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First we opened up the ceiling to glue up a 2X 4.  PL premium, and tap cons
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Andrew came up with a much better frame design that prevented skewing.  While it was on the ground we drilled all the holes for the eye hooks.
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With the turnbuckles we could level out the structure at 6 different points
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe MDF tines made up about 8 sheets… so there was a LOT of weight to be carried.

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Some test fits proved we were on the right track.

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The hook and loop system worked perfectly and all the weight was spread evenly.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
The tines were pre-drilled and matched as a pair.  The as we hung them the pattern was randomized. IMG_6400OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAll setup the thing worked like a charm.

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One of the hardest things to do was sneak in the lights.  I wont share that secret now…

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