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post #11 of 16 Old 03-27-12, 07:31 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Attaching screen matrial to frame, argh

I would follow Chris's advice... He helped out a lot during my frame build. I built my frames using the "Gallo" instructions, but I failed miserable stretching the fabric using those instructions. I switched to the pattern outlined in the earlier post in this thread.
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post #12 of 16 Old 04-07-12, 01:17 PM
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I have used the method close to the elite screen suggestion and it always works well for me.

If you can get another pair of hands on it to make and position the stretches as you move along it really saves a lot of time and moves along brilliantly. If you are still trying to convince your wife to paint the room black then don't say ANYTHING if she is the one helping you other than "thankyou honey"

Move in a direction that makes sense if you are left handed or right handed after the initial horizontal and vertical stretches.
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Can I ask where you purchased your screens and where i might gather some good information. My first idea was to build a hickory frame and use and almost black stain. I love to woodwork and would like to use hardwood. Is that a good idea or not? Thanks.
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Can I ask where you purchased your screens and where i might gather some good information. My first idea was to build a hickory frame and use and almost black stain. I love to woodwork and would like to use hardwood. Is that a good idea or not? Thanks.
I built my projection frame from poplar. I had a friend that has a very nice wod working shop assist/build it. I purchased black velvet and wrapped the poplar in it. Black velvet is awesome because it sucks in the light. SeymourAV has some good easy to follow pdf's.
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Thanks hunter
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post #16 of 16 Old 12-04-12, 07:51 PM
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Re: Attaching screen matrial to frame, argh

hi,

i would like to build my first DIY screen out of wood frame covered in velvet but will use an Elite CineGrey screen material. i want to apply the screen tensioning method used by jamestown screen, where the screen material is inserted in between the wood frame & aluminum tube then tightened by a set of screws on the tube.

does the Elite screen material work or keeps tension with this method? i'm afraid that if the material is not thick enough, it will loosen out of the tube and wood over time.

my screen size requirement is 110" but Elite does not carry this size in CineGrey, so i opt to do it DIY and save some bucks. also, a friend who is a carpenter will help me build this project.

thanks

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