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I am finishing up the home theater and trying to figure out the best way to mount my projector screen. On the wall is a LCD Samsung, that with mount, sticks out about 5". The ceiling is vaulted and sloped so the projector screen has to be wall mounted. The screen is a Da-Lite Model B, 106" 16x9 with wall mount and hanging brackets. Because I have to extend the screen away from the wall by about 6 inches to clear the TV, I am thinking about building some kind of wood blocking behind as a spacer and a casing around the screen roll using 1x4 and crown molding to match the room. Before I dive into the project, just wanted to see if you guys have come across this and what kind of solutions have worked well for you.


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Hi Eric,


I ran into a similar issue. My set up will have a 58" Plasma mounted on the wall therefore I needed the projection screen to be mounted a few inches out to clear the TV when lowered.

I built a soffit to "hide" the screen when not in use. I thought a soffit would be more aesthetically pleasing to look at than the projector screen housing.

These pictures are before the mud & taping process so it is not as pretty as it is now. I am very happy with the way it came out.


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There have been some good looking versions of what you are looking for that have been posted here over the past couple of years. Sorry don't have a link.


Basically what you want is a window cornice or valance but instead of curtains you want to mount a retractable screen. If you do a Google image search on window cornices or window valances you will get some ideas.


here is one resource:

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...26tbs%3Disch:1


here is one google image:

 

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Great info guys. That soffett looks awesome but would be tough on existing construction, and maybe a little too substantial for a living room setting. The window cornice or valance is a lot closer to what I was thinking. A image search gave me some great pictures and ideas. Thanks for the help guys and I will let you know how it turns out.


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There's also this thread:

Recent thread


This is what I'll likely do (with similar window cornices over the two windows I have). I still haven't determined how to actually implement this, though.
 

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Mine is ceiling mounted, so I had no problem with clearance. I think you're on the right track in padding out the wall with a couple of 3/4" plywood strips to build up the clearance needed.
 
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