Originally Posted by kezug
That is really cool how you did that. Do you have some more detailed photo's of how you put the cloth in place? Did you frame it out , then just pop it in there? How is it secured without falling?
Also, If you look at my sketchup of my columns, I worry that I will be able to see thru the columns (not into the cavity) but through the columns to the back wall to the left or right of the column. I guess I wont know until I put up one and test it.!
Unfortunately I got involved in building the fabric frame and forgot to take pictures of it during the process.
I bult a small frame out of 3"x3/8" stock from Home Depot. At the rear two joints, and at the front-top two joints where the flat stock makes a 90-degree butt joint, I added a small piece of 1/2" square stock in the corner for stength.
For the front-lower joints where the side portion of the flat frame makes a 90-degree turn to follow the profile of the light tray, I overlapped the butt joints with another small piece of 3x3/8" stock for strength.
I then notched the lower-front corner of the frame to accept a piece of 5/16" square stock running along the lower-front "edge" of the frame to serve as a point to wrap the fabric around. This is what allows the fabric to make a 90-dgree turn and have the same profile as the light tray. Here's a shot to see what I mean:
When I test fit the frame, friction alone held it in place pretty well. When I wrapped the fabric around it, it held even better, and I didn't have to use the clamps I was planning on fabricating.
I wish I had pictues of it during the build. Much easier than trying to describe it. If you REALLY would like me to, I can pull it down and snap some pics of the inside for you.
There are a couple of other shots on my basement pics page if you'd like: BASEMENT.