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Right. My link goes to both...but Shiny has never been a consideration.

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The black material would also be ok to use to cover the rest of the false wall correct? Thanks!
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The black material would also be ok to use to cover the rest of the false wall correct? Thanks!



Yes....and actually preferred by many.
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Staple recommendations? I cannot seem to find them on the site!
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Staple recommendations? I cannot seem to find them on the site!

Arrow T50 1/4"




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Doh!
Think that extra 1/8” will kill me?
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Doh!
Think that extra 1/8” will kill me?

Well...........the worst that will happen will be your having to go back a tap down a bunch of Staples that didn't sink flush to the material. That happens enough with 1/4"ers!


Poplar is a fairly hard wood, and Stapler bounce attributes to the tendency for a staple to not sink deeply enough.


BTW...I have that Electric Stapler. Hate it. Cord is a PITA and gets in the way. The thing will double / triple shoot on ya really easily.


I use a manual "Overhand" Forward Action Staple Gun. https://arrowfastener.com/tool/5700/ It's less expensive and put the stapling pressure directly over the staple




It's Da Bomb!


https://www.amazon.com/Arrow-Fastener-5700K-PowerShot-Forward/dp/B001RAOEI6/


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PSA- Spandex World accepting online orders again

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And thank you MississippiMan once again for your help

Certain fur shur yur welcome! Happy Staplin'

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Well...........the worst that will happen will be your having to go back a tap down a bunch of Staples that didn't sink flush to the material. That happens enough with 1/4"ers!


Poplar is a fairly hard wood, and Stapler bounce attributes to the tendency for a staple to not sink deeply enough.


BTW...I have that Electric Stapler. Hate it. Cord is a PITA and gets in the way. The thing will double / triple shoot on ya really easily.


I use a manual "Overhand" Forward Action Staple Gun. https://arrowfastener.com/tool/5700/ It's less expensive and put the stapling pressure directly over the staple




It's Da Bomb!


https://www.amazon.com/Arrow-Fastener-5700K-PowerShot-Forward/dp/B001RAOEI6/


Or if you like Craftsman:
https://www.amazon.com/Craftsman-Easy-Fire-Stapler-Nail/dp/B007C6L3H4/
I have 5/8" staples, so I may need to grab some 1/4" ones. i have a regular stapler as pictured but I also have a hammer stapler.

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@MississippiMan where did you find your 10' poplar planks?

edit: looks like these might be OK https://www.lowes.com/pd/Common-1-in...ard/1000704316
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@MississippiMan where did you find your 10' poplar planks?

edit: looks like these might be OK https://www.lowes.com/pd/Common-1-in...ard/1000704316

I get mine primarily from Home Depot. I just finished a Frame using 6'ers and 8'ers and 10'ers. Handpicked 'em...and they were straight enough that when joined using right angled cots, everything squared up nicely.
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How do you know what is the correct tension or stretch of the material? Don't want to make it too tight or too loose. TIA
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How do you know what is the correct tension or stretch of the material? Don't want to make it too tight or too loose. TIA

80/20 Milliskin Spandex can stretch up 20% of it's "Length & Width" however since Length is governed by the "cut" dimension, it is the width that is the most important measurement to consider.



20% of 58" =11,6"
58" + 11.8" = 69.8"


Some have stretch 80/20 as much as 72" to 74" total (including the "wrap-around) however doing such requires that the Spandex be exactly stretched the same amount in every direction.


Staying withing the prescribed limits does not require such precision...so using enough pull to smooth and straighten is usually more than adequate.
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How do you know what is the correct tension or stretch of the material? Don't want to make it too tight or too loose. TIA
This is more of an art than a science. When my wife and I did it, we kept two fingers on edge and pulled over to wrap it around and staple.

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Almost there- this was challenging post-amputation, hence my “thumbs up” looks like a pistol.



Now tell me, I can’t tell which side of the white spandex faces the projector. Heck, I am questioning if there is a real difference between them! One side looks more matte- that it?

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Sorry for the bump- but which side of White Matte milliskin spandex faces the projector? One side is more matte tgan the other, so I ASSUME it’s that, but don’t want to make a critical error!
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Sorry for the bump- but which side of White Matte milliskin spandex faces the projector? One side is more matte tgan the other, so I ASSUME it’s that, but don’t want to make a critical error!

Look to the side whose Weave is less conspicuous. That should be the Matte Side...the side with less sheen.
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Look to the side whose Weave is less conspicuous. That should be the Matte Side...the side with less sheen.

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I like your design.

Mine is a vertical floor to ceiling board on left side of screen, vertical floor to ceiling board on right side of screen, horizontal board to tie both together then i hang 140 inch screen from that.


My screen is two flat boards 290 centimeters long , two flat boards 165 centimeters long and metallic flat bars with 4 screw holes.


I painted all boards bearh ultra carbon black before assembly then added microweave spandex and wowzer on 4k and most other non 4k content.


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Hey Scott, I purchased all of my poplar for my screen from OWL lumber. I'm closer to their Lombard location, but it looks like they have a location in des plaines. They have a great selection of any wood you could possibly want! Prices were near the box stores.
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Hey Scott, I purchased all of my poplar for my screen from OWL lumber. I'm closer to their Lombard location, but it looks like they have a location in des plaines. They have a great selection of any wood you could possibly want! Prices were near the box stores.
Thanks! I ended up getting the mastercraft ones from Menards yesterday but they didn't quite have enough, so I will keep that in mind

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