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post #1 of 4 Old 11-26-2011, 10:16 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi guys. I got my epson 8350 last January and was loving it on our old white wall at about 125". Moved to a new house temporarily and only spot for a screen is in front of the current LCD. I wanted to put blackout cloth on a light wooden frame and hang it from the ceiling in front of the LCD and stick it in the garage when not in use. The blackout cloth at Joanne's fabrics is 54" wide so I was trying to figure out the biggest I could go taking into account the extra length to keep it stapled to the frame. Looks like 110" would be 54" but I don't get the full 54" to use. What is the biggest I can go and does anyone think I'm crazy trying to hang it from the ceiling!?

Looks like I'll be able to watch some NBA this year after all!

Thanks everyone!
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Actually the BOC from Joanns works fine on a 54" frame. There is plenty of stretch to staple at least a 1/2" beyond your frame.

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I'd be sure to use quite a bit of support when building this. I'd maybe even use some luan plywood or some thin gauge aluminum in the corners and butt joints to insure the structual integrity of the thing.
I built mine with 2X4's around the outside and 2x3's in the inside as support - this way the internal supports do not show behind the stretched fabric.

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Mine is 142" and that include wrapping the material around an aluminum frame. Check out carlofet.com for large BOC, and relatively inexpensive.
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