Originally Posted by Brad Horstkotte
How's that screen coming along? Come on, its 9:52 AM where I am, so my calculations, it must be at least 7 PM there, you must have it hung by now?
The good news: Woolly and I got the screen put together fairly painlessly. The instructions that James includes with the screens are the non AT screen instructions, with non AT pictures, but then includes footnotes if you have an AT screen. We didn't know that, and due to poor reading comprehension and going off photos rather than words, we did a few things wrong the first time. After realizing this and fully reading the instructions, we got it put together. (don't be like us, read the instructions fully before starting!)
The bad news: James sent me the wrong size screen. I ordered a 10' wide 2.4:1 screen, what I received is a 10.55' wide 2.52:1 screen.
The not as good as the good news: I called James, he answered right away, I told him the issue and he is going to get new top and bottoms sent off to me in a few days. I should be able to re-use the sides and the fabric.
The quality of the frame seems just fine. Learning from others past mistakes, I used a hand screwdriver when assembling so I wouldn't over tighten and strip out the wood screws and the frame. I did pre-drill very small pilot holes for the wood screws. The quality of the black velvet James uses seems good.
I spent some time working on the curve at the front of the stage and I hope to complete that today and get the stage top put on. I tried to match the stage curve to my proscenium curve and I think I came close:
I think when it is carpeted it should look like Jesto's stage did in his Bethesda build: