some last thoughts /tips before entering production mode
the mounting holes for each panel laid out and drilled before covering
some panels will take 4, others 6, others 8
keep track of where the holes are-DUH!
I use an icepick to re-find those holes , after covering
poking thru the good side.
that spot i make with a silver sharpie dot that disappears under the panhead,
which have been spray painted- black , of course
i reverse the icepick to the good side try to enlarge the fabric hole
my tests of bare-ass trying to put a 5/32 hole straight thru the fabric- https://www.avsforum.com/forum/image...s/rolleyes.gif
you can do it- but you won't like it.
a few times the fabric twisted up so tight it loosened the keyless chick , pulled out the bit
it's important to be sure that the backside fabric at the hole gets a few extra stabilizing staples. the tape alone > won't
from the pic, in the back left corner- 2 slightly different angles blacker than the flat black paint
that's just f'n swell . . but a problem for the next run of the rabbit hole
I'll finish all panels first , 15 to go, and report back.
I'll be working from the center of the room ,from around the ceiling fan , out to the edges.
gives me wiggle room for adjustments