Would this work?

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  1. UrbanT

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    Noob question coming up :)

    Could I simply get a sheet of MDF, and stretch some screen material over it to make a screen?

    Secondly, if I cut holes in the panel of MDF to make it lighter, would these show through the screen?

    I'm sure the answer is no, but before I start I just wanted to make sure. I have some boards of MDF laying around, and means I don't have to go to the trouble of making a frame.

    Cheers
     
  2. beecee

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    1: yes you can ;)

    2: yes and no, depend on the 'screen' material
     
  3. UrbanT

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    I was planning to use Ellie 1.2 gain material?
     
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    I'd prefer a "frame" with the material evenly tensioned.

    The Ellie 1.2:1 gain material is used by a few members (& on my screen) & should do the trick.

    Best of luck ;)
     
  5. Peter Parker

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    I actualy started a thread last year asking if an MDF sheet cut to look like a frame would have less chance of warping - can't remember the opinions though, but a search may find it.

    Like Kramer, I'm also using the 1.2 gain Ellie stuff, stretched and stapled over a wooden frame, and you can't see the frame underneath it. I'm quite pleased with it.

    Gary.
     
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    Just to clarify, mine isn't a "home made" screen. 8' electric model but has 1.2:1 gain material & is an Ellie.

    :smoke:
     

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