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post #1 of 6 Old 04-23-2010, 02:38 PM - Thread Starter
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I've built a very minimal screen wall and now need to build the fabric cover up panels to hide the speakers etc. However, I'm having a very hard time making the frames.

What would do people normally use for this? I am trying to use 1.5 x.75 mdf strips, but I don't think they will have good enough holding power in the corners.

Any tips, it seems tough since they have to be narrow and thin.
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I used 1"x3" poplar screwed together with pocket screws.

www.kregtool.com

Lowes has a small Kreg kit and the pocket screws. Add a corner clamp and you'll be all set to make strong joints.
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You can make them on plywood or other wood frames and then use a brad gun to attach them. You won't see the brad nail head once they are in place.
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Read through this thread. Very detailed on how one member constructed his fabric panels.
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I built my frames with the Pre-Primed finger joined pine exterior trim boards, I usually ripped the bigger boards down to about 1 1/4 x 2 1/2 or so but I used various sizes.









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Thanks all for the tips and the pics. BigmouthinDC. I used your wall as a reference for building my screen wall, so the pics help. I don't think I have the ability to do the finger joints though, so I may just try to get the pocket jig tomorrow and scrap the mdf pieces I wanted to use.
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