Tips for building a false screen wall

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  1. Ron-P

    Ron-P Producer

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    Below is an older pic of how the front wall is now. I'd like to build a false front wall roughly 2' out from the existing wall to hide the mains, center and sub.

    I was thinking about using 2x2's for the framing. I've ordered up black grille cloth which I will use to cover the entire false walls framing.

    I'm looking for tips / suggestions from anyone who has already done this.

    http://clubpolk.polkaudio.com/forum/...&postid=254229
     
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    Ron,
    All of these years I assumed the Driftwood was your sailboat but I just recently went to you site, great job![​IMG] Very creative [​IMG] Just one thougth on this latest mod, how do you plan on getting behind the false wall after it is setup, via a hidden "door" or, from the rear somehow?
     
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    Actually, it will be a framed wall only, no solid paneling. I'll paint the framework black and build panels which I'll cover with black grille cloth and then velcro the panels to the frame. Remove the fabric panels and plenty instant access.


    Oops, didn't think about that, maybe I should put in a theater reference somehow.
     
  4. Andrew Pratt

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    I just used curtains to build my false wall which works ok but I've been considering building something more like what you're doing to keep the kids from crawling being my curtain...its their favorite hiding place for them now [​IMG]
     
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    I snapped this pic a few days ago. I used 2x4s for the framing and have painted it all black. The front 3 speakers have been mounted and are resting comfortably in there new locations. All the gear has been torn up and the next step is to remount it all behind the wall. Then, I'll build the all the frames for the fabric covers.

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    Looks great so far Ron.
     
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    Very nice, keep the pics coming!
     
  8. Shawn Keeler

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    Here is my two cents! Keeler Theatre I basically did the same thing you are doing.
     
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    Shawn,
    Luv the effect on your main center screen shot, truly kelw! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Nice mobil theater too, I have an 00 Eddie with Toyos as well.
     
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    My two cents are a little late, but I handled this by building a small stage and an archway. I then put velvet curtains up in the open area with the screen hanging in front of the curtains.

    I really should post some pics one of these days...
     
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    Again, sorry for these crappy pics. Better ones will come when the project is complete. For now, all the gear is placed on Flexy's and wired up. Speakers are mounted and are almost wired. Soon, I'll start building all the frames for the fabric to cover the wall. Also, I just re-mounted the PJ moving it back 6" which allowed me to retain the same screen size.

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    Jack,
    Love the stage!! I am definitely going to do one in my next theater.
     

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