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So I rent a loft and one of the stipulations was that I can hang my projector stuff. I want to build a false wall type frame that I will put right in front of the actual wall to hang the screen off is. This will allow me to stuff some treatment material and black out the wall without having to drill and staple a bunch of stuff to the actual wall of the apartment. I plan on bracing the frame to the concrete ceiling. The framing will be able 10' wide and 11' tall, and 2" deep for most the part, maybe 4" deep up high for bass trapping.


Can I wrap the frame in velvet? Or would this fall under the same category of upholstering a wall with velvet, which from what I have read is against fire code. I do not own this place so I want to adhere to any rule in regards to this. My backup option right now is to use Mellotone which is fire rated


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+1 on the Minimalist Screen Wall approach; I shamelessly stole this idea for my build. After I built the wall I built panels covered in GOM701 black. Looks great despite the poor quality iPhone pics. Ignore the ugly side walls; that was since covered.



 

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Thanks for chiming in Big! I've read through that thread a few times. I read that you changed to velvet on your screen wall a couple years back, are you still using that. I'm thinking that the GoM or Mellotone is probably going to be the way to go, safety wise. Just saw the desire of the blackhole affect of a velvet wall.


My speakers will be in front of this framing thing, if I use linacoustic do I need to use the AT stuff (fr701, or Mellotone) I can I use other GoM like anchorage?



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I like the blackness of velvet and if the area is small (Just around the screen) I am not overly concerned about the fire rating as the amount I typically use is pretty small. If you have concerns the black GOM will be fine. If the speakers are in front of the wall, yes you can use black Anchorage and that is what we used for the Curve Frenzy build. In that case they covered a Quest panel acoustical treatment strategy.
 

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Originally Posted by kelton325  /t/1470607/building-a-frame-in-fron...-wrap-in-velvet-fire-code-query#post_23260605


+1 on the Minimalist Screen Wall approach; I shamelessly stole this idea for my build. After I built the wall I built panels covered in GOM701 black. Looks great despite the poor quality iPhone pics. Ignore the ugly side walls; that was

Thanks for the reply.


In your middle picture I can see that

The gom is lighter then the frame

Material, but on the third picture I can't really tell the difference. How is it to your eye when you are playing a movie?
 

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I like the blackness of velvet and if the area is small (Just around the screen) I am not overly concerned about the fire rating as the amount I typically use is pretty small. If you have concerns the black GOM will be fine. If the speakers are in front of the wall, yes you can use black Anchorage and that is what we used for the Curve Frenzy build. In that case they covered a Quest panel acoustical treatment strategy.


Thanks again. The only reason I am concerns is because of code or law. The loft actually have a fire sprinkler system but into it. I would prefer velvet for sure, but if something goes wrong I just wanted to know if the velvet would be a problem with insurance or whatever.
 

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Are all the other furnishings, draperies and wall art fire rated in your space? Do you have friends who will be smoking in your place?


Just a FYI, if you Google Fire Retardant Velvet you will get some hits.
 

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Are all the other furnishings, draperies and wall art fire rated in your space? Do you have friends who will be smoking in your place?


Just a FYI, if you Google Fire Retardant Velvet you will get some hits.



Ya, I've always found the fire rating thing mildly silly when there. Is tons of other flamable siff around the house. If it was my own place I wouldn't care at all. I actually was about to order velvet until I read threads about while fire code aspect of it and insurance. I just wondered if its a frame around the wall, it's not really the actual wall, and plus the sprinkler system, if it would be good to go.



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Thanks for the reply.


In your middle picture I can see that

The gom is lighter then the frame

Material, but on the third picture I can't really tell the difference. How is it to your eye when you are playing a movie?

I think the reason you can notice it at all in the middle picture is because of the camera flash. To my eye in the normal dim light in the room, it is unnoticeable. Here's a zoom in on another picture at a different angle w/ less flash artifacts.

 

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I think the reason you can notice it at all in the middle picture is because of the camera flash. To my eye in the normal dim light in the room, it is unnoticeable. Here's a zoom in on another picture at a different angle w/ less flash artifacts.



Ah awesome. Thanks for the pictures man.
 
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