I'm just about to start building a screen for my new media room. First I'd like to say this forum is amazing! Great info for noobs and a lot of very patient and experienced people - in fact there is almost too much info here. Anyway, here is where I'm currently at in terms of planning:Screen BuildRoom:
Approx. 17 x 20. Dedicated home theatre/gaming/party room located in basement with a single window on one side, so ambient light can be controlled.Projector
: Acer H6510BD (http://www.projectorcentral.com/Acer-H6510BD-projection-calculator-pro.htm
approx. 150” diagonal 16:9 (131” by 73”) fixed screen … perhaps a bit larger.Build details:
- Construct frame from 1 x 4 MDF (due to availability of lengths > 10’ and low cost). Best to use two braces instead of just one in the middle? Use metal L-brackets to attach them all together.
- Purchase screen material from http://stores.ebay.ca/protheater
. Thoughts on which is better or other suggestions?
- Screw frame directly to wall (making sure to hit joists) prior to attaching screen material. Make sure screws are near the outside edge so that it can be removed from wall without having to remove screen material. Obviously make sure it is level!
- Staple material to frame as in step 4 here: http://www.carlofet.com/build-your-own-projector-screen/
. Is gluing a good idea? Trim excess material. Install black felt tape and painted backband trim.Thoughts:
- Prefer not to paint (I do not own a spray gun and have no spraying skills and really not motivated to learn). It just looks like this will be more complicated (gyproc/sanding, obtaining paint material (in Canada), and cost). I’m tired of sanding and painting after having just refinished my kitchen cabinets.
- I don’t plan to remove the screen so why not attach it directly to the wall rather than hanging it using cleats or other mechanisms?
- Budget-conscious. Want something decent, but doesn’t have to be “the best”.
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