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post #1 of 3 Old 09-14-12, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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Frame Construction Question

So I'm building a BOC screen at either 123" or 124". I'm planning on painting it with BW and already have the AAA waiting. All that's left is to get the VUPE and construct the frame/stretch the cloth on it.

My question is about the material to build the actual frame out of. My uncle just built one nearly identical to what I'm doing and he used 1x4"'s for the bulk of the frame. Then he put 1/4x4 on top of that to stretch the material over to avoid the screen touching the supports. Then he put another 1x4 on top of everything(screen was stretched and stapled) to wrap his velvet around. All makes sense and looks great, so that's what I plan on doing. To the real question though....he said his frame wants to bend up from the wall due to the screen's tension so he has to screw it to the wall on all four corners. Could this be remedied by using 2x4's, or would 2x4's be way too much overkill/weight to use on such a simple frame?

Here's a rough plan on what the bulk of the structure looks like:
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post #2 of 3 Old 09-15-12, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks mech...thats actually what I was thinkin this morning so I got all 1x4s today...starting construction tonight!
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post #3 of 3 Old 10-10-12, 09:26 PM
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Re: Frame Construction Question

if it doesnt work you can use 5/4 stock it measures an actual 1" in thickness. you can get it at HD and the poplar is really a very good wood.
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