Just to move some pictures over here to document the panel building for my most recent minimalist screen wall.
In preparation I ripped and painted the wood for the frames. The skinny pieces were 1 1/4 x 1 5/8 to be mounted with the longest side pointed out. When placed next to the screen which had the 1 1/4 pointed out it would result in a slight shadow box framing effect.
I used a gang painting method for the first coat. Just lined them up and ran some mouse ears flat black on with a foam roller. Waited an hour then rotated for the next side, repeat.
At Jesto's I decided to add mid-span support as a backer for the top fabric panel and to add additional stability to the cross bar.
Then measured each panel, cut the wood and screwed the frames together with 3 1/2 inch deck screws in pre-drilled pilot holes. No Glue
Don't ask why one piece of wood was white. There is a story about cutting a couple pieces a little short and having to make a another run to HD.
Anyway here are the top and bottom panels getting the final coat of flat black.
Notice I used 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 pieces for the ends to give some stability against racking. Just mounted them flush with the front.
One of the sides
Then stapled on Hancock Fabrics black micro velvet and positioned the panels around the screen. All friction fit. Hard to take a picture of the final wall. I used scraps of 1/2 inch thick MDF as a proxy for the carpet yet to be installed.