Thanks for sharing these tips on how to build a very easy screen frame!
I'm about to build mine, but I want my screen to hang from the ceiling on hinges, so I can fold the screen towards the ceiling when I'm not using the projector. I have a window behind where the screen will be.
Here's a screenshot of what I want to do:
Basically, instead of using two 3-way connectors to connect the 2 middle beams, I'd use a 4-way connector (like the top one here
) on the top frame, and attach 2 1-foot extension arms. These extension arms would bring the screen to my desired height, about 31in from the floor.
I'd then mount 2 hinges similar to these ones from McMaster-Carr
, to these extension arms and then to the ceiling.
Has anyone tried something like this? Questions I have:
1) When the screen is in use, the weight of the screen will be forcing the screen to slide from the 4-way connector. Is the grip there enough to hold it? Or should I use some kind of glue to make sure it doesn't slide and drop my screen?
2) Can I easily drill on these aluminum profiles? I'd need to drill 2 holes for the hinges.
3) Would the hinges support the weight of the screen? They are stainless steel 0.18" thick plates, so I think it should be fine. I need to find out if I can mount the hinge to the joists in the ceiling. I don't want to have those attached to drywall.
Any feedback is appreciated!
Edit: Forgot to say this is a 110" 16:9 screen.