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fake / false wall questions

post #1 of 7
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Hi all,

After days of researching meditating, measuring, praying and buying, I've decided to build an acoustically transparent fake wall to put my speakers behind. I plan to use 2x2s to make a frame where I'll attach my (acoustically transparent) projection screen and acoustically transparent speaker fabric.

The problem is, I can't figure out how to make the wall "moveable". What I mean is that I want to be able to move the wall and get behind it to do stuff. I wont be doing it often (once everything is setup I wont have a reason to go back. May be if a speaker dies and has to be replaced), but I do need access.

How do you guys handle it? Are there instructions somewhere? I can potentially build a door. Another option was to drill 2x2s in the wall, put Velcro on them and then use Velcro to "stick" panels onto the frame. That way I can remove those panels and get behind to get stuff done.

I dont care if access is comfortable. It just has to be (barely) big enough for me to get behind and to potentially move speakers / receiver etc. in and out.

Thanks.
post #2 of 7
For a simple "wall" with friction-fit (removable) panels, check this thread out.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/837848/minimalist-approach-to-screen-wall/60#post_20383718
post #3 of 7
Some folks have mounted the screen on hinges so they can swing the screen up to get access to the space behind the false wall.
post #4 of 7
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Some folks have mounted the screen on hinges so they can swing the screen up to get access to the space behind the false wall.

You rang? biggrin.gif

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With the left, right and bottom panels on (didn't have the top in place in this picture). Left and right are friction fit between the stage carpet and soffit / bulkhead fabric; bottom is friction fit between the stage carpet and the bottom velvet of the screen frame (and the left and right panels).

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post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by dwightp View Post

Some folks have mounted the screen on hinges so they can swing the screen up to get access to the space behind the false wall.

Now why didn't I think of that! I am so doing it. Thanks.
post #6 of 7
I am using BIG's minimalist screen wall, and it was VERY easy to install, though I'll admit the hinges idea is kind of cool. When adjusting my subs I wish there was an easier way to get back there, but you rarely ever need to do so.
post #7 of 7
My screen is pressure fitted into a framed opening. To gain access to the stuff behind the screen I just remove it.
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