|Originally posted by PAP:
I just wondered if you did that part on purpose and if so what you thought of the results. My screen, OTOH, is attached to the front, so no shadowbox affect.
My intentions were two fold.
First, I ran into the same problems you did with the cover up material only being available in white.
Second, I was very interested in creating a light source around the screen that would not affect the performance of the screen itself. I have yet to add lights to the routed edge along the outside perimeter, but I hope to soon.
As for the increase in screen contrast, I've noticed two things.
1. The stain that I used is much too shiny. This is especially noted on the grain of the wood. I don't know exactly how to describe this, but if you've ever painted or stained wood before you might understand that the different "patterns" of the wood may soak up more stain than other parts. This has become somewhat pronounced because I have what appears to be a lightning bolt of stain along the right edge under bright shots.
2. The light bouncing off the screen has been shielded the reflection of surfaces closer than two feet to the surface of the screen. IE, with my electric roll down screen, the shelf space to the right of the screen was brightly illuminated. Now there is a shadow line that appears about two feet in front of the screen, which is less bright.