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post #1 of 2 Old 10-02-2013, 01:24 PM - Thread Starter
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I purchased a projector a while ago and have been using my wall for my screen. It works out pretty good, but due to the wall the size tops out around 80-90 inches.

 

I would like to move the projector to the wall that has the most surface area that would add roughly 35+ inches to the screen size. problem is that the ideal spot for this is also where my door to the patio/deck is. to me the idea of fashioning a pull down screen seems, im just having trouble with some of the logistics of things.

 

in my mind im picturing a pull down screen that hangs out about six inches from the wall so as to avoid the window curtain things. I was thinking about getting a think dowel rod and mounting several hook type things to hang it from to support it evenly, then have something like black felt to block out any backlighting from the window and having a white material in front of that to project on to.

 

what do you guys think? does a diy pull down screen like this seem feasible or am i just wasting my money??? would projecting onto cloth like that produce a decent image or am i better off on the wall as is? thanks DIY!

 

Current screen http://i.imgur.com/kLyvGqP.jpg

Ideal wall http://i.imgur.com/muiEj1y.jpg

Brain fart i just had for screen on ideal wall http://i.imgur.com/umtXMic.jpg

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post #2 of 2 Old 10-03-2013, 08:29 AM
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Hi...and welcome aboard.

A Non-supported, non framed Fabric screen that rolls up, and is totally "DIY" is going to require no small degree of "DIY-ing".

Cost of materials and such will approach 2/3rds of what you might expect to spend for a Mfg version...albeit a pretty "inexpensively made" one.

The size your stating you want is a BIG Factor, as 120" diagonal DIY Retractable are all the more logistically challenging to make. From Scratch.

Some have worked around your type issues by making Fixed Frame Fabric screens that can be raised up to be Flat against the Ceiling.

But it might be best for you to save up a bit, and then acquire a inexpensive Manual Retractable Screen. It hurts me deeply to say that...and I almost can sense the earth opening up beneath my feet....but sometimes........frown.gif

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