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post #91 of 99 Old 05-01-2013, 08:39 PM
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then 58" (inside measurement from miter to miter) is the all you need to work about for the vertical pieces
and 103" (inside measurement from miter to miter) is all you need to worry about for the horizontal pieces.
make your 45% miter cuts and viola... your inside is 58 x 103
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I wish it was that easy. When i stage the trim for exactly that, 58x103, there is a 1/4" extra on each side of the long trim. Thats what i was showing in my picture. The inside 90 degree angle in the picture is the 58x103 point which as you can see leaves that extra bit past the short side. Now i am going to make an assumption that once i wrap these in velvet, that extra protruding point on each side will look stupid and like i did it wrong. And if i just do a 45 degree cut using the inside measurement, then the horizontal trim will not be long enough to cover up the frame. The outer length of the horizontal piece has to be 110" otherwise you will see the frame. The only way a 45 degree cut will work is if I go with the 37.5x103.5 screen size
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miter for a square/retangle can only be 45%. no if, ands, or but about it... otherwise you will have a protruding edge as you've found out.

what you've got is a frame issue vs border issue.

and the only way that you're gonna cover up your frame while still having a inside border of 58 x 103 is to use a boarder that's wider than you are current using.
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Wow....that's nailin' it the wall.

I was going to suggest that he get wider trim then have his Bud rip it down to a workable width.

If Dude has a Table Saw.....it's all gud. If not, it will take a Rip Guide on a Skill saw, or a very steady "Thumb / Finger" guide

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OK so it sounds like my only option would be to rip 1/4" off the long trim? I do not have a table saw so the only way i would be able to accomplish this would be slow and steady with a jigsaw - not liking the sound of that.

Any reason i cant just cut 45 degree miters from the outer edge and deal with the ~57.5x103.5 inner? I know that probably doesn't fit with the 16:9 standard but would be a helluva lot easier to do not to mention maintain the 3.25" trim all around instead of having 3" trim on the top and bottom.
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Yeah...at worst you'd always be able to zoom out and let the trim mask the over spill.

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The screen is DONE!!!! WOOOOOOHOOOOO. Glad to finally finish it. It took a lot of patience and help from all the fine gentlemen on here(especially MM), but it was well worth it. It looks amazing. I added some extra velvet to the sides to hide the frame a little better and it really looks fantastic.

Thanks to everyone for the help with this. MississippiMan, if you are ever in Northern VA, hit me up cause I owe you a large quantity of beer!!! biggrin.gif

Now for some pics


Screen 100% done!
Side shot with velvet trim and extra velvet to hide the frame
Thrones looks awesome
Avengers
Iron man
Avengers looks amazing on the new screen
Prometheus darker scene
Dark Knight Imax Intro
Dark Knight Imax darker scene
Intro to How to Train Your Dragon
New Screen with Xbox
Prometheus
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Congrats on a job well done. The screen looks like a huge plasma on the top photo. Any plans for the ceiling color?
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Thanks Rengep. As of right now the ceiling will stay white. Its a hard sell to convince the wife to paint the ceiling and honestly I am not sure how much of a difference it will make. It already looks amazing. Watched a couple shows last night and it is as clear as my Samsung LED. I am beyond impressed.

Now i just have to save for some better surround sound speakers
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