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Well, I am getting a head start building the frame since the BOC material hasn't arrived yet. Frame is built with 1x4 polar. L brackets and wood Glue used for the corners. The Frame is 58"x100" with a viewing area of 110". Since i was on a budget i painted the front of the frame black instead of using velveteen or wood trim. Did 5 coats of flat black paint and 3 coats of black spray paint to get it dark.






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It's like this.....,

If your counting on using one side of the Frame as your Border, then you only have the back side to use to attach your cloth too. Than means you cannot use the outside edge of the Frame as a Strain Relief as you pullo, hold, and fasten the Cloth.

Not easy.

Now if you do use the outside edge to pull down over and hold (advisable) then you have to use "Double" Staples, slightly offset at each fastening point. After the material is completely fastened down, fold the extra material underneath and give the Screen a good close examination. If it's "all good" (no wrinkles or creases or bad corners) you then cut the extra cloth so that there is just enough overage on all sides to equal the width of the Trim, then fold it on top of the already stapled Cloth/Trim and tack it down using a minimum of staples / fasteners.

You can't have excess folded across the back with such a "Rear Loaded" design or you'll get "lumps" for sure. But you also need to leave enough material to grab onto if any further adjustments are / ever become necessary. Usi8ng this method gives you just enough, and results in a very clean look at the same time.

Sure is easier to stretch it across the Front, and apply Trim on top the Staples. biggrin.gif

But your way does make the assembly look more like a conventional Fixed Screen, with the material at the rear of the deeper trim, and as mentioned, having access to some "grab" might be a game saver.

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yes i plan to use one side as the boarder that's why i wanted to use screws with the streched fabric
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My Acer H5360 3D Projector and ceiling mount just arrived today. The mount screws ended being to short so i can't mount the bracket to the back of the projector. Is it possible to buy longer screws locally

Edit: Ended up finding the exact screws but a little longer
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Acer H5360 Projected on white wall



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Blown Out. No PoP.

PJ lacks sufficient contrast in conjunction with it's brightness to make up for the white surface.

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I doubt it is "blown out" in person unless it is not calibrated and in some kind of High Brightness mode. I agree on contrast though especially since it's an entirely white wall.
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Still projected on wall because i haven't finished the screen yet




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I doubt it is "blown out" in person unless it is not calibrated and in some kind of High Brightness mode. I agree on contrast though especially since it's an entirely white wall.
in person it looks pretty good and not blown out and i wouldn't say the wall is entirely white as it is a little dirty
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I finally finished the frame early this morning and this is how it looks


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Nice job.
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Nice job.
Thx

Here's a image with it on

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Why doesn't the picture fill the frame?
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Why doesn't the picture fill the frame?
its in 4:3 instead of 16:9
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