My build thread 130" DIY Curved Screen with structural extruded aluminum metal framing
documented my issue with humidity induced warpage from post#70 Jan-2010.
I tried countermeasure Jan-2011 by sealing the wood/lamiante, but did not work.
Now, this summer I'd like to "fix" the warpage/bow by going to some painted/cloth screen.
(it's a slight issue, but I want it gone)
I will salvage this metal/wood curved frame (and it's border and masking) via router the laminate away.
The metal/wood hybrid curved frame will still slightly "move" during humidity months of June-September here in Michigan, but with cloth under slight tension I'm hoping that will not be an issue.
I'm open to your experience, advice, guidance.
My timeline for this is planning/discussion June, and possible over July 4 big (4) day weekend to do the actual work.
Summary of my thinking:
I'll take a router to the DW laminate as seen here, remove it,
And have this frame as basis for attaching whatever painted/cloth screen is best for my Sony VW60 in light controlled environment.
Will start from this:
1) Remove screen from wall
2) remove border (un-screw), will re-use
3) take frame outside
4) router lamiane on inside edge of frame, throw away laminate
5) attach new screen material -in garage (exact material tbd
, attach method tbd
6) paint some formula - in garage (formula tbd
, paint process/method based on experts here)
-paint trials to gain experience
-the "real" painting
7) re-attach border
8) re-hang screen to wall (actually 3-4" higher, tweaking height below my acoustic clouds but allowing the center speaker to come slightly higher as well)
9) turn on PJ - enjoy before calibration
10) re-calibrate PJ with new screen
11) give subjective DW Laminate to painted cloth screen change impressions
12) have a NEW SCREEN HT party!
Looking forward to getting the planning done correctly, buying materials and implementing it.