Looks superb Where did you buy the foamlux from, and how did you go about glueing it? Did you manage to get a good finish on it? I assume the foamlux was completely covered in glue?
I got the Foamalux from Robert Horne: Acrylic, Correx, Polycarbonate - Robert Horne Direct. They can cut it for you, too, but a stanley knife also works just as well.Looks superb Where did you buy the foamlux from, and how did you go about glueing it? Did you manage to get a good finish on it? I assume the foamlux was completely covered in glue?
Used this for the screen masking. It's not quite as rigid as foamalux, but did the job and cost a lot less. It covered it in leftover fabric from the ceiling.I'm trying some cheaper "Economy Foam PVC Board" for the screen surround/masking which should arrive tomorrow. Will let you know how that compares to Foamalux.
It's 2.40:1. My projector is 16:9, so I'm showing a letterbox image with the black portions off the top and bottom of the screen. It's very hard to see any stray light when the screen edges are in place (not shown yet in photos).your screen seems to be a pretty wide screen what ratio will this be????
I expected to spend up to £1000 on the new AV equipment, £500 on the carpet and £500 on the materials (i.e. timber, paint etc). We already had the projector and an old sofa we could use until we found a new one.Out of interest what was your budget for the room and how much have you actually spent?
You're too kind!I honestly think this is a great project, and stunning when you consider how cheap you've done it for. Amazes me that other threads where an installer was paid and did everything gets more coverage and praise than something like this, which is ambitious, quality, and really importantly...was done by you
Looking forward to seeing the finished product
The screen border is made from foam PVC, covered in black fabric and attached using Velcro to the outside frame, rather than the screen itself. Bought the foam PVC from Robert Horne online.peterc14 said:Great job... trying to make a screen myself but not making great job of it.
What did you use for the screen border? Where did you purchase and how did you fix it?
Thanks Neil.The screen border is made from foam PVC, covered in black fabric and attached using Velcro to the outside frame, rather than the screen itself. Bought the foam PVC from Robert Horne online.
What aspect of making the screen are you having trouble with?
My screen fits inside a timber frame that's part of a false wall. I've attached the Velcro to that.peterc14 said:Thanks Neil.
I am trying to make a freestanding screen so that the screen can be removed when not being used. I have made a screen from timber and blackout cloth but having a bit of trouble in relation to the border.
So did u fix velcro to the screen and then use this to attach the border - this might work for me,
My screen fits inside a timber frame that's part of a false wall. I've attached the Velcro to that.
Neil... thanks for taking time to reply.
So is your border make up as follows... timber frame with blacl velcro stuck to timber and then something else put on the velcro?
Thanks Neil - I think I understand now.@PeterC
I'm probably not explaining it very well!
The border is made from foamalux covered in fabric. It's attached by Velcro to the 'fake wall' timber frame that you can see in all the early pics in this thread. The screen is made from a separate wooden frame with blackout material stretched over it which in turn sits in a hole in the timber frame. Hope this makes sense!
You can get foamalux in larger sizes as a special order, but it might not be worthwhile. I made the border from 6 pieces. You can't see the joins unless you look hard. If I were to do it again, I'd use gaffer tape to join the foamalux and cover the lot in material so it was just 4 pieces instead.peterc14 said:The border is made from foamalux - was this one sheet cut to form the border or couple of pieced attached (glued?) together. My screen is slightly larger than 8 x 4 sheet, so not sure foamalux comes i this size.
I used wool serge (theatre backdrop cloth) that was leftover from my ceiling. It's pretty black. I guess velvet would be better still.peterc14 said:The foamalux is covered with black material - velvet? Where did you buy the velvet from - seems to be expensive material.
You can order samples on EBay if you want to see what it's like. It's a good alternative to hardboard or MDF because it's light, easy to cut and flexible.peterc14 said:I have never actually heard of foamalux - would you recommend it?
That looks amazing!! Something I will definitely want to do one day!!!Neil in Bristol said:As promised, a better picture taken on an SLR:
The Dunelm Mill material is 135cm wide. I think you'll struggle to get anything much wider, unfortunately.jagdeepp said:I'm thinking of going scope and making a screen at some point in future. I just wonder how wide the blackout material is since my screen would probably be just under 4 metres in length by around 2.5 metres or so in width.
Cracking picture that, wouldn't look out of place in a magazine advertising home cinema installations...As promised, a better picture taken on an SLR: