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Magnets For False Wall?

So...I'd like to frame-out a false wall, and attach the panels using magnets.

Possible?

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yes, many speaker manufacturers are attaching their front grills with magnets. Your front wall is just the same on a larger scale. I just find it unnecessary if you make your panels the right size, friction and gravity is all you need. When I screw up, a dab or two of Velcro fixes the problem
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Thanks Jeff. I agree it's probably unnecessary, for someone who can get their panels just right. I don't have that confidence...lol.

I should also mention...I'm not planning a "traditional" false wall; that is, nothing but a frame and fabric. I need something less permeable.

Maybe just plywood, hung on the frame with the magnets. Still a go? Am I going to need some super-string, rare-earth type deals?

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Am I going to need some super-string, rare-earth type deals?
You won't need super strong ones. In my last house, I made masking panels that were 48" x 13¾" that I used cheap cabinet magnets to hold them in place. As Jeff said, gravity and friction would've been plenty. I found the magnets were actually overkill. Although I did like showing off how I inset them into the frames.
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You won't need super strong ones. In my last house, I made masking panels that were 48" x 13¾" that I used cheap cabinet magnets to hold them in place. As Jeff said, gravity and friction would've been plenty. I found the magnets were actually overkill. Although I did like showing off how I inset them into the frames.
Anything you can point me toward?

I was thinking of something that had a "stem", where you could screw it in place...from the other side.

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This is more, like I'm looking to do http://www.magnapanel.com/installation.html

Recessed hole, in the wall frame; and the panel snaps tight and flush into place!

Don't think I need to spend $52, for this "kit"; which has the spade bit, 4 lag bolts, and 4 (strong) magnets though. Do you guys?

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$52 for a bit, four bolts and four magnets? You could easily put together something similar using flat magnets, screws and epoxy for a lot less. You'd get more precise on recessing the magnets using a router.
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$52 for a bit, four bolts and four magnets? You could easily put together something similar using flat magnets, screws and epoxy for a lot less. You'd get more precise on recessing the magnets using a router.
That's what I thought

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I like the cool factor of the magnets as well. Thinking of making my masking out of speaker grill cloth because my left and right will likely be behind the masked section.

Looking forward to seeing some pics! Keep us updated.
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they make flat round magnets with counter sunk holes that you mount with a screw. get a forstner drill bit for a flat bottom hole. When you order the magnets you need a pair, one with the hole on the N side the other on the south side.

When you attach with screws don't over tighten, don't ask me how I know, just in case, order an extra pair.
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they make flat round magnets with counter sunk holes that you mount with a screw. get a forstner drill bit for a flat bottom hole. When you order the magnets you need a pair, one with the hole on the N side the other on the south side.

When you attach with screws don't over tighten, don't ask me how I know, just in case, order an extra pair.
Jeff...I think that's exactly what I'm looking for; but I'm having a hard time picturing it. When you have a second...maybe point me at a link, like you're suggesting?

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I couldn't find my receipt so I don't know if this is where I got mine from but here is what I described, different sizes available,

http://www.magnet4sale.com/n42-neody...ole-on-n-or-s/

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OK...so before I tackle this Magnet False Wall; I have a much smaller project, that will make for good practice.

I need to cut this piece of sheet-rock out...so my air handler can be accessed, for service...





My plan: cut the piece of sheet-rock out; replace it with a simple, plywood panel. Attach the Lin and GOM, on that plywood panel. On the backside of the 1x2 framing. find a way to fit some magnets...so that the panel, "snaps" into place from behind. That way...it can be pushed-out, for future furnace work.

Solid?

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