Originally Posted by MississippiMan
A Frame is actually incredibly easy, and can be no more installation intrusive than it is to securely mount a Retractable Screen.
Performance-to-Cost, there was no advantage to be had using the Stewart products.....and when the few others who have started advertising anything truly smooth, they have priced the materials exorbitantly higher than makes common sense. When both the low cost & ease of adaptability and installation of a Material like the Flexi-White is also considered, it became almost silly to consider anything else.
I may try it, but first time DIY projects almost never turn out right as I always end up needing nick nacks that end up ruining the savings. The last DIY project I did (was on my car), I ended up spending 3x more than I expected because of all the nick nack materials that i had to buy (tools, specialty cables, wires, etc..)... There was a lot of $40-$50 trips to walmart and home depot for stuff they rip you off on in low quantities, and it all added up to several hundred before I even realized it. Ebay didn't work because the shipping time takes so long that every time you need another nick nack, you'd have to wait another week, and Amazon was almost as bad as going to Home Depot at times.
Also ensuring you get it right the first time without messing up when stretching the material as to not damage the screen. I built a wood shelf with metal braces by myself from scratch and coated it in black carpet, that was not a project I would want to do again, and it was relatively simple but very messy.
You also almost always run into some part of the project where you need 2 people, and right now I don't have a second person that would want to help with that kind of project.
DIY projects can also make a huge mess and take up a lot of space while you are doing it. It's definitely not for everyone, I will probably stick with the idea of buying an ELunevision as my next screen, unless I decide to go bigger and want to save a lot of money.