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Originally was Sparty's home build, thats my nickname.


Again thanks to all that helped me out, I will do a quick update then go straight to finishe images.


The starting image of what my room looked like.



Painted begins
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...Screen1034.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...Screen1031.jpg


Setting up the PJ
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...Screen1064.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...Screen1067.jpg


Building the Screen
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...Screen1012.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...Screen1015.jpg


putting my drywall on the curve and siliconing it in place
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...Screen1020.jpg


sorry no painting shots as a friend did that, he rolled it and used the Black Widdow mix with no problems.


Temporary look... lasted 3-4 months before I finally got motivated and finished it



The Final soloution...


I got the parts I needed to build a motorized TV lift as I need to watch tv and pj in the same room.. how to do that. Simple, make a lift for the plasam tv, so thats what I did.


Final look





Images of the lift in action

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...r/IMG_0209.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...r/IMG_0210.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...r/IMG_0211.jpg


close up picture of the custom made floating shelf concept I did to support my a/v items.
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...r/IMG_0212.jpg



Currently I'm going to start paint the cieling a light grey and I'm experimenting with different paint options for my screen.


Thanks again to all that help me with question and advice.
 

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Sparky,


Great looking room. Are you saying your screen surface is drywall & it curved easily to follow the curve of the wooden frame ?


Any details on the build of your flat panel TV lift ?


Thanks,


John
 

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Hey HDGTX,


Yeah, I used 1/4 inch 4x12 drywall, it flexes really easily without breaking. I cut it down to 4x10 ish. I used just your basic kitchen/bath silicon on the 1x4 struts I used , (not seen in pictures) to span the top and bottom of my frame. Silicone has an amazing grab/bond to it so if you want to use drywall and not rely on patching screw heads use silicone. The only thing I would do different would be to make my curve outta plywood and not OSB particle board.


I had to buy a second sheet as we ruined the first, and when I put the silicone down on the first , I broke the OSB at mid point when pressing down the second sheet.


I bought the parts I needed from this site..

http://www.firgelliauto.com/product_...products_id=11


I will say that the slides basically look like heavy duty double exention drawer slides that I could have bought cheaper here as we have an account with the wholesaler of building materials. I saved more money in not buying the power supply but rather bought one off ebay that is used to charge R/C cars.. basically any AC/DC converter that met the requirements that they listed.


Here is the links to all parts I bought, the linear actuator come in different stroke lengths depending on how high you want the lift to go.


MAJOR note, the actuator is quite loud while it is in use, so don't expect some nice whisper quite lift. You could buy strut parts for ie. tail gates to help assit the lift up to minimize the lift strain noise.


Strut
http://www.firgelliauto.com/product_...products_id=48


Parts

to hold the actuator
http://www.firgelliauto.com/product_...products_id=45


Electrical wires and switches
http://www.firgelliauto.com/product_...roducts_id=111


I found a switch at Radio shack as I lost the one that came with the bag, but it only goes Up and down. I found a different one at Napa Auto, it has 3 positions, up/stop/down which would alow you to stop the lift at any point in its travel. It was around $18 bucks for that, and it looked alot nicer than the cheap $6 one from Raido Shack.


Power supply
http://www.firgelliauto.com/product_...roducts_id=103


but I found a 120v AC to 12v DC 5amp power adaptor from a guy on ebay for $15 plus shipping.


I had bought the Plasma wall mount from Costco and put it together. I will get some picture or drawings of how that is done and put that up later
 

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Thanks CndJoe (aka Sparky) ! Looking forward to your photos.


I wondered if the paper coating on the drywall wrinkled any, as it was bent to curved shape ? Great looking screen.

Did you try the drywall surface out as a screen before you painted it ?


How did you calculate the amount of curve needed ?

Sorry to ask questions you may have already answered elsewhere, just point me to that thread.


John
 

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Originally Posted by HDGTX /forum/post/15509891


Thanks CndJoe (aka Sparky) ! Looking forward to your photos.

How did you calculate the amount of curve needed ?

Sorry to ask questions you may have already answered elsewhere, just point me to that thread.

John

I don't know how he calculated it but I know that one way is to send a message to Aussie Bob asking for an excel spreadsheet about curved screens. It will give you every meassure of a curved screen you can think of
 
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