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post #1 of 14 Old 02-03-2004, 05:46 PM - Thread Starter
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Any tips on how to hang my screen ? I have velveteen borders and im afraid if i try to drill through them it might twist and get caught in the drill.
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post #2 of 14 Old 02-04-2004, 02:43 AM
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I strung picture frame wire across the back and hung it like a big painting....
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My method is a bit more difficult to master, but it provides for a very solid attachment to the wall without touching the outside frames that you can see from the front.

Attached is a picture which shows my mounting method (sorry about the quality of the Paint picture). Basically you attach two pieces of wood to the frame that have a angle cut from them. One half of the angled cut attaches to the wall and the other half is attached to the frame.

The most difficult part is back-figuring exactly where to mount the wood to the wall so that when you put the screen on there, it lies where you need it to. I am lucky in that I can tilt my PJ up/down a little to compensate if it isn't exactly lined up.

If you need further clarification, let me know.
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I just used industrial strength velcro -- can be found @ Home Depot & Lowe's.

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how much weight will the velcro hold?
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jenielsen uses the same mounting methot that I use. It works very well.
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3 hooks and eyes. Hooks on the wall, eyes on the screen frame. Couldn't be simpler.

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jenielsen is using the same method of hanging his screen as my huge fireplace mantle is attacted to the wall. What's great about it is that it holds a lot of weight and hugs the wall closely, no gap.
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This cabinet hanger

Or this one as well

both take up less space in the back of the screen, as opposed to using the 'French cleat" (what jenielsen and others are using)

more details on the French cleat
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I just hung mine about an hour ago with industrial strength velcro from Home depot. I bought something called velcro extreme, and put one in each corner. They measure about 3 inches each. I also bought some regular industrial strength stuff, like 8 feet of it, and am watching the screen to see if it does anything funny. If it doesn't ill take this stuff back. The extreme stuff was like 4 dollars.

My screen is 73x41 with 2 extra 41 inch planks in the middle. 1.5"x1.5" wood.
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strap anchors off the back and screws the the anchors into hilti drywall anchors. perimiter trim boards (velvet wrapped) cover the strap anchors.

i felt this was the only way i could achive good fit and finish.
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Hilti? why dont i just use seismic isolaters also (-;
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I use a similar method as jenielsen...I have that bottom piece in the wall with the screen sitting ontop of it, then used a piece of industrial strength in each corner and the center at the top of the screen. works well and is very cheap/easy to do.

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