Originally Posted by av noob
I would be hesitant to friction fit the framing for the false wall. The screen will weigh a fair amount and while you might be able to support it with such a wall, I would be scared that it would tip if anyone touched it or simply over time.
Plus, to get the framing snug enough you probably would scar the wall and ceiling quite a bit. Probably no more than screwing the frame into the walls and ceiling. So since you would have to make a few cosmetic repairs anyway when you took the false wall out, I would recommend screwing the framing so that you can be confident that it is safe and sturdy.
I used 1x3 poplar from HD to frame out my false wall. Easy to do and sturdy.
I figured that!! I don't have much carpentry experience. Do I just figure out where the ceiling truss is and screw in the vertical frame to the ceiling truss through the drywall ceiling then. Also, my floor is carpet covered concrete. How do I attach the frame to the floor. Can I screw into the concrete? How hard is that? Will that affect any moisture barrier that may be below the carpet. Should I remove the carpet where I am doing the false wall?
With respect to the framing, can I just do the vertical frames for the false wall? I am planning on making as big a screen as possible. So, with the AT screen plan, my screen would extend all the way to the right edge of the false wall. I will leave a little gap on the left side because it is blocked by a soffit. The total width of the screen itself would be about 116" (133" diagonal
) My LCR and Sub will all be behind the screen. However, since I will need several vertical supports here, I would assume I will have about four vertical supports. Two on either side of the center channel and two on either side of the L and R.
My plan is to get the most affordable AT screen fabric and frame it similar to how I did my first (currently being used) BOC and wood. I am wondering if the consistency of the AT screen fabric is similar to the BOC from Joanne fabric. Slightly rubbery so that I can wrap and staple.
Should I go with SeymourAV or Dazian for AT fabric. SeymourAV seems twice as expensive. I have the Epson 1080UB projector. Hopefully it can handle the bigger screen size and still be bright enough. I am currently displaying it as 103" wide screen (not 116") due to speakers blocking the picture. With the false wall, I can put the speakers behind.
Thanks all for your help. Anyone in the Kansas City area that can help me out