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I just held up the rear layer and plastic with a couple screws and then screwed the front layer with like 6 per panel through the whole works.
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I actually used staples for first layer. Worked fine. So will screw second layer.
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Is there much of a consensus whether bottom attachment is needed on most screens? I just did the goalpost like this
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How exactly are these being set into place between the floor and ceiling? All I imagine is needing to hammer the top or bottom piece into position to get it snug
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Doesn’t need to be snug, just secured with screws. if I can’t put it in place without banging I take 1/8 inch off and try again. If it is too short I slip a shim up top.
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Is there much of a consensus whether bottom attachment is needed on most screens? I just did the goalpost like this
I would think if the screen is touch the sides you wouldn't necessarily need a cross piece at the bottom unless you fell it does. Looks good.

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A few screen that I've installed recommended and provided clips at the bottom of the screen to pull the screen material tight, IMHO Kind of a band-aid for a flimsy screen frame. In that case you need the bottom board otherwise I usually skip it as it just gets in the way when you want to do any maintenance on your speaker array. It is a good idea to paint the goal posts black.
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Is there much of a consensus whether bottom attachment is needed on most screens? I just did the goalpost like this
I followed the same minimalist design ideas but included a cross piece at the bottom. When I hung my screen I found one of the bottom corners of the screen frame wanted to hang about an inch off the vertical post. I don't know where this is coming from, maybe some warp in one of the horizontal cross beams, or just a combination of different elements not being perfectly level or perfectly vertical. At any rate, I used a very small black plastic clamp to pull that bottom frame corner back to the cross beam. If I didn't have the cross beam I would not have been able to do this simple fix. On the other hand, maybe the cross beam created the problem in the first place. Part of the joys of working with wood.

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I've experienced the same one corner issue a few times and I think it is the diagonal cut of the fabric to avoid moire that is contributing to the problem. One solution I've found is to get a short piece of Zclip and mount it vertically near the bottom corner, Then when you hang the screen start with it 1/2 inch to the side of the clip and then move it over hooking the clip like along the top. And it is always just a one corner problem.
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I followed the same minimalist design ideas but included a cross piece at the bottom. When I hung my screen I found one of the bottom corners of the screen frame wanted to hang about an inch off the vertical post. I don't know where this is coming from, maybe some warp in one of the horizontal cross beams, or just a combination of different elements not being perfectly level or perfectly vertical. At any rate, I used a very small black plastic clamp to pull that bottom frame corner back to the cross beam. If I didn't have the cross beam I would not have been able to do this simple fix. On the other hand, maybe the cross beam created the problem in the first place. Part of the joys of working with wood.

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I wound up not needing the bottom bar. Everything wound up straight. Guess it depends on the wood and screen
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I have a question around the use of Z-clips / French cleats... If the uprights and horizontal board all meet in a flush surface, the cleats would stick out from that surface causing a gap along the top, correct? Not sure if that makes sense...
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Actually the metal clips that grab the metal extruded screens frame from the back pull it tight to the flush surface, If you are DIYing a frame and using clips on the goal post and the back of a wood frame there may be a slight gap, if this is the case just fasten some spacers at the bottom so it hangs plumb. This has never been a problem. sketch not to scale


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Thanks Big! Your sketch might not be to scale, but it was clear enough to make me have a light bulb moment... another case of me overthinking something
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