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Sliding wall bracket for a screen?

I have a need to slide my 110" Elite Screens Edge Free screen back and forth due to a stairway entrance next to the screen that makes the screen off center. I want to have it move 18" to the side when using it and then back when not using it. The screen I have now sits on two wall brackets and can actually slide back and forth but I don't want to cause too much wear and tear by doing it like that.

I added some lubrication to the bracket which has made it slide with less resistance but still I hope to find a way to add a sliding bracket (like a file/kitchen/dresser drawer brackets with wheels that allow effortless sliding) to the frame to make it slide easily. It has a kind of standard type aluminum frame but not sure how to add a bracket to it.

Has anyone ever done something like this to your screen/frame and if so how did you do it?

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On many installations I build a wood soffit to hold (and hide) the screen. Really just a box with a slot, in the bottom, for the screen to droop through. You could mount a heavy drawer slide to the back of the soffit.
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On many installations I build a wood soffit to hold (and hide) the screen. Really just a box with a slot, in the bottom, for the screen to droop through. You could mount a heavy drawer slide to the back of the soffit.
Thanks, that's a good idea. Basically, attach the frame's wall mount to a piece of wood that would then be attached to the wall with a sliding bracket so that the wood that the frame is attached to would be sliding, and not the frame directly. Will have to think about how to actually do it but it gives me some hope for getting this done finally. Thanks for the tip!
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