I currently have a manual 150" Elite screen. I really don't want to downgrade in size, but would like to get the screen a little higher off the ground. I'd also like to get some of the small waves out of it and modifying this screen will be way cheaper than buying a tensioned or fixed frame this size. What I was thinking was I could cut the screen from the rolling mechanism and the bottom pull down bar, then build an aluminum frame out of 1" tubing with brackets so it can be taken apart to go through the door if I ever move.
Problem is I'm not sure how to secure the screen to the frame. I thought about using some kind of rivets or heavy duty buttons. Not sure if either of those would work that well though. I did just come across a post here about heavy duty velcro. It was being used on a different material though. Do you think a velcro would work or have any other suggestions? The way the screen is on the sides (only like 1" border), I wouldn't be able to wrap it without losing some screen real estate (maybe not much, but would like to avoid that if possible).
And I guess another option would be to make a wood frame and staple it directly on the back side of the wood without wrapping around the pieces. But with that, I'm not sure how the other supports would look since they would be right against the screen and you may be able to see their contour.