Back to the gallery ceiling elements. We finished the central iron work and placed the large aluminum stage truss across the width of the room. The black iron brackets were mounted to the reinforced ceiling to hold a 1000 pound load.
Since I don’t have any images of the truss details when I installed it – I’ll fast forward to today. Back when I put up the truss I spent 40+ hours to hand polish the thing to an acceptable appearance. Power to the truss is through one of the 3/4″ flexible armor cables and the other is for the stained glass window lamp that goes to a central lighting timer control.
The great thing about the truss system is that you can use it to mount almost anything. The lamp is attached with a truss clamp. Easy to adjust or remove. There are two timed outlet systems. One for the TVs and one for any additional need (Like Christmas lights). All the electrical lines are run through 3/4″ armor cables.
I used the truss to mount a video system that would showcase gallery items on two interior viewed 32″ TVs and one 52″ TV that is viewable through the front window. The brackets for the TV mounts also clamp right on. I built this before super thin and light LED TVs were available.
One of the two interior facing TVs. These are Samsung LCDs that have run 12 hours every day for more than four years. The brackets for the DVD player, splitters and accessories are also fabricated from aluminum flat stock. The truss makes a great place for Christmas garland as well.
The two pipe bracket mounted to the wall are off the shelf items with a couple of custom fabricated sleeves to make everything work. Of course everything had to be hand polished as well.
We’ll get the floors in next.