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post #1 of 13 Old 01-21-2001, 05:29 PM - Thread Starter
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I have read many posts on everyone's adventure in building a DIY screen but no one has posted pics. So calling all you DIYers. If you have made a DIY screen please post some pics so that we can see the results. Also please remark on how you like it and how much money it was to build. Thanks!

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As an example, here is my DIY gray screen with Kodak 90% and 18% cards up against it.
http://home1.gte.net/kelliot/avsforum/HTsmall.jpg

This is about the third time I've posted it.
Bill of materials:
4 stretcher bars ~ $40
some vinyl/cloth raincoat fabric ~$10.00
I'm goin to put oak moulding around it for another $20.00

Most of the regulars are probably getting sick of this picture.

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Here's one....

About $150, and 2 years of research....(research is cheap..there's no direct cash involved, well ok.. there was quite a bit of expense incurred)
http://goosystems.com/aziz!.jpg http://goosystems.com/badsleep5000.jpg


matte vynil: $15 canadian (2.5meters x 54" high), about 115"x54" untrimmed.
Duct tape:$3
My own paint product:$120 or so (CRT1.6).
A frame, if I decided to use one: $20 or so.
total: about $150.
If I wanted to go curved/vac assist?: about $200 more, max. It must be noted that the vac. assist curved frame is a patented system, and is applicable to being in a area of individual choice (as for implementation by another individual, I would advise caution in that area. I believe it is legal to pursue a single iteration for 'patent obervation and design example purposes' only...)

Quality: Extreme

DIY qualifications?: .... I hope so...that was the whole point.

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Sounds great everyone, keep them coming.

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No paint.
No dye.

Joann Fabrics.

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Ken,

I've looked at Joanne Fabrics website. Is your fabric one of the choices shown? Perhaps on the second page of the samples?
http://www.joann.com/catalog.jhtml?CATID=25001

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Laurence:

He's probably talking about the curtain blackout fabric.
I'm going to be using this material for a screen also.
$2.99 per yard when on sale at 50% off.
Normally $5.99 per yard.
I bought 3 yards and plan on getting a friend to make a 52"x92" screen.


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Jason,

Here are some pics of my screen. http://www.geocities.com/sstieferman

The frame is 2x3 treated pine used for deck balasters or handrails. 4 sticks at 8 feet long, maybe 15 bucks. The screen is a poly drop cloth, white - Home depot, 20 bucks. To attach the screen to the frame I've used the 1 1/2 or 2" screened porch tracks. It has two channels and has been sold to take a "face" covering made of plastic. Since I mounted this on the back of the frame, there was no need to purchase the covering. 4 pieces of 8 foot track, around 40 bucks.

It measures in at a 54x96" viewable image. Weights less that 15 pounds and is very easy to clean.

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Nope,
I found it in the corner of my local Joann fabrics.

Its soft dark vinyl on one side and fabric on the other. The vinyl side is too dark but stretches and I use the cloth side. Looks about 80% gray.

The poor man's Greyhawk.

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You have not done much looking in the archives. Several of us have posted pictures in the past.

Here's some of mine:
http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/Forum9/HTML/000498.html



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Actually I have done quite a bit of looking through the archives and have seen some great screens. I thought it would be good to have one thread with alot of pics of the screens. Keep them comming.

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Wrong use of words http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif I will be building my screen this weekend. I will post pics once I am finished. Here is an explination of what I will be doing. In my room I have a 36 inch Sony Wega that we use for casual viewing that I do not want covered up all the time with my screen. I am thinking of building a wooden frame and cover with blackout material. The screen will be mounted to the ceiling with hinges so that when we wish to view the TV I can swing the screen up to the ceiling and secure it. The back of the screen will be covered in the same material that I have covering my decorative wall columns. Therefore when the screen is not being used I will have a decorative treatment on the ceiling. I don't know if you can picture this but I will post pics once it is complete. I contemplated trying to build a moterized screen But do not want to go through all of that for a temporary fix.

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Since you said "no one has posted pics" I assumed you had not seen any and thus not looked through the archives. It takes time, but there is a lot of info out there. People go through spurts of interest and may not be here for weeks or months at a time, thus there are lots of pics in the archive that might not be reposted in this thread.

Anyway, good luck with your project.

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