I know I'm going to catch some flack for even asking this, but I've tried searching and can't find the particular thread I'm looking for. I remember reading here somewhere about a guy who built star field panels and wrapped them in fabric, then mounted them to the ceiling. I want to do something like this in my theater because I have some plumbing above the center of the theater that I'd like to maintain access (albiet difficult access). So my plan was to use 1/4" smooth plywood with some kind of dimensional lumber on the backside for rigidity. I would drill all my holes in each panel, then paint the panels black and wrap them in fabric. Then push the fiber optic strands through, clip them to length, strain relieve the backside,and here's where the plan derails.......how the heck do I attach these things to the ceiling with something that you don't really see, but is removable (i.e. screws)? I was thinking black drywall screws, but I think if I use those on the outside of the fabric, they will be seen by the viewers. Any thoughts?
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11/26/12 at 11:32am