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I am guessing this has been addressed, but reading through the first 10 pages, I didn't see it - or really much related discussion, so, I am just going to ask.

Can you explain a bit about the actual process to wrap the frames in Fabric?

I tried my first one last night, and between trying to cut the fabric straight, knowing how many staples to use (I now see almost constant), if it was better to start one side vs another - long side vs short side, and definitely the rear corners (I did see the pictures in one of the early pages, which are helpful), it was just a bit more challenging than I hoped.

Do you remember what your process was to do this?

Thanks in advance.
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I am guessing this has been addressed, but reading through the first 10 pages, I didn't see it - or really much related discussion, so, I am just going to ask.

Can you explain a bit about the actual process to wrap the frames in Fabric?

I tried my first one last night, and between trying to cut the fabric straight, knowing how many staples to use (I now see almost constant), if it was better to start one side vs another - long side vs short side, and definitely the rear corners (I did see the pictures in one of the early pages, which are helpful), it was just a bit more challenging than I hoped.

Do you remember what your process was to do this?

Thanks in advance.
You are over thinking the process. The hardest part is pulling the fabric just the right amount not to get waves in the fabric.

Mine were easy to cut as the fabric was cut in half. The other cut can be made with a straight edge.

Start on one side and staple the fabric on. Then with downward pressure on the frame pull the loose side and push the frame toward the stapled side to get the correct tension on the fabric. Hold the fabric in place, with downward pressure and staple off the opposite end.

Then repeat on the remaining two sides.

Good luck

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What kind of fabric are you cutting? If it's GOM with the rough weave, I have tip I can share for cutting it straight.

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What kind of fabric are you cutting? If it's GOM with the rough weave, I have tip I can share for cutting it straight.
I am doing two different Accousticmac /DMD fabrics. One from there Executive collection,one of their basic DMD fabrics.

I'll figure it out, it was 2 am so being tired probably didn't help. Also, with the guidance I am over thinking, makes me a bit more comfortable that it isn't an exact science.
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This thread is in the "Show Me Your...." section, but I don't see many people posting their Fabric Frame theaters here... I figured I would anyway, hope that is okay!

I built fabric fames, and had Fabric movie posters made (DIY Custom-Printed Movie Poster Acoustic Panels - cheap!) for a few of the fabric frames.






The majority of my frames were built using 3/4" Plywood, joined together with Kreg Jig/Pocket Screws, and then I added 3/4" Quarter Round trim to the outside to give it the rounded look.
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This thread is in the "Show Me Your...." section, but I don't see many people posting their Fabric Frame theaters here... I figured I would anyway, hope that is okay!

I built fabric fames, and had Fabric movie posters made (DIY Custom-Printed Movie Poster Acoustic Panels - cheap!) for a few of the fabric frames.






The majority of my frames were built using 3/4" Plywood, joined together with Kreg Jig/Pocket Screws, and then I added 3/4" Quarter Round trim to the outside to give it the rounded look.
Very nice work! I did something similar and will post a pic once I complete a finishing touch - I decided to use an adhesive black velvet (same product I used on my theater screen frame) and wrap it around the edges of my poster to give it a black-framed look. Right now my fabric just wraps around the frame which looks good on yours, but not so much on mine because I couldn't extend the poster image around the frame like you did.
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Anyone have recommendations on fabric that can be used, preferably from local chain stores ?
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Speaker grill fabric can look very nice for panels.
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the local chain stores I visit rarely stock enough fabric to do a whole room. You want a polyester fabric that you can see and blow through.

Order free samples of the GOM fabrics from Guilford of Maine and get a sample pack of alternative fabrics from Acousticmac.com Order GOM from fabricmate.com
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Very nice work! I did something similar and will post a pic once I complete a finishing touch - I decided to use an adhesive black velvet (same product I used on my theater screen frame) and wrap it around the edges of my poster to give it a black-framed look. Right now my fabric just wraps around the frame which looks good on yours, but not so much on mine because I couldn't extend the poster image around the frame like you did.

How wide are you/everyone cutting the 3/4 plywood strips for the panels ?
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How wide are you/everyone cutting the 3/4 plywood strips for the panels ?
I used 1/2 plywood and the strips were 2" wide. BUT I would NOT do it that way today.
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