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Old 04-15-2010, 09:28 AM   #1
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Project background: My hubby and I are making a home theater and we are planning on installing a fiber optic star ceiling. we bought to kits. http://www.wiedamark.com/288ledstarceiling.aspx

Our original plan was to install straight into the ceiling, but frankly traveling through our attic seems a lot more complicated then it originally seemed. (and i think i may be closterphobic) anyway, we decided to install the kits useing a suspended ceiling instead, i don't want the traditional drop ceiling tiles because it will to commercial, I would rather use MDF panels. http://www.lowes.com/pd_6305-99999-6...oducts$Ntt=mdf

These boards are 51/2x8, they are rather large and i'm sure not light. My questions is, what can i use to suspend these from the ceiling that would 1) not require me going into the attic 2) will be mounted securly so i don't have to worry about it ever coming down on anyone.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 04-15-2010, 02:25 PM   #2
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I looked at the installation PDF for the lighting system. I can see why you don't want to spend days in your attic while someone drill holes so you can poke down the fiber.

I wouldn't use MDF panels due the weight. Why not use a standard ceiling grid with some fancy lay in tiles. They come in different styles and you colors. Maybe a black tile to emulate the night sky?

http://www.bizrate.com/building-supp...show--120.html

You could also use the space created by a drop ceiling to place speakers and hide your wiring.

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