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Get together for a movie night, build a custom Projection Screen.

Determine the desired size of your finished screen first. Here, we used standard 8' lengths of furring strips for the long sides: the top and bottom of the frame and cut two pieces of 6' furring strip for the sides using a Saw-Max fitted with a SM500 Wood and Plastic Blade.

Secure all pieces of your frame together by joining the sides using thin wood screws. Use your Dremel Rotary Tool and a 150 1/8" Drill Bit to drill pilot holes before screwing together so as not to splinter the wood.

Secure supports in your frame by placing 2 foot lengths of miter cut pieces of furring strip in all four corners. To do this, you will need your Saw-Max tool, a SM600 flush cutting blade and a miter guide. Place the miter guide flush against the furring strip. Clamp the guide in place. Rest the Saw-Max against the guide as you begin cutting and move the tool smoothly through the furring strip. Cut the opposite end of the furring strip at an opposite 45 degree angle so the piece can fit flush against the inside of the frame. Miter cut 6 pieces of 4' lengths in total and save the two extra lengths for step 6.

Secure all four pieces of miter cut supports using the method in step 2.

Stretch a length of cloth 8 1/2' wide and 6 1/2' tall across your frame. Secure the stretched cloth using a staple gun.

To create a stand for your screen, cut a 2" x 4" by 8' plank of wood in half. Make a mark in the center of your plank of wood, 4' down. Cut on this mark using a Saw-Max and a SM600 Wood and Plastic Flush-Cutting wheel and the 2x4 cutting guide. Lay these pieces flat underneath your screen on the left - and right - hand sides of the screen as shown in the diagram above. Using wood screws, drill the frame to these legs. Add additional support for the legs by attaching one of extra miter cut pieces of furring strips you saved in step 3 from each leg on your screen stand to about 1' up the side of the frame.

  • 6 - 8' Planks of Furring Strip
  • 1 - 8' plank of 2" x 4"
  • Large Sheet of Fabric
  • Drill Driver
  • Staple Gun
  • Wood Screws
  • Movie