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« on: June 10, 2007, 08:47:09 am »

Hi everyone...Just joined your forum, I've been reading here for awhile. I recently built a portable (want to travel to friends homes) backyard theater. Thanks to all your great ideas! We watched 2 movies so far, and its great!  All the electronics are stored in a plywood box... 1/2" wall & 1/4" for the shelves. The screen is a light grey rubberized/vinyl material smooth on one side and textured on the other. The frame is made of 1" pvc with 2" velco around the screen area. 1' velcro is sewed to the back of the screen. The size is 103" dia. Some pieces of the pvc are glued. All parts break down and fit into a viynl carry case that I made also. The wires are all soldered with rca jacks. We have a swing that I built a few years ago with old drive-in speakers attached under the canopy that I can also hook up to,otherwise they are connected to a stereo receiver in my basement. Here a few pictures. I plan on making a larger screen that hangs from the garage for home use. Thanks Again for this great site!!

JJ


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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2007, 10:21:05 am »

Nice setup    Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2007, 07:36:18 pm »

Nice set up JJ!!  I like the cabinet idea and the portability thought.  That is what I am looking for in a cabinet.  However, my very large and heavy projector (can't wait to get a new one or smaller) will definately need something with wheels.  How big is your screen and what did you use?  I do not see one wrinkle!  I am impressed!!!   Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2007, 08:21:14 am »

JJ -

WELCOME! Very nice set up!

Good luck,
Tom
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2007, 09:38:05 am »

Thanks for the kind words!! 
It's 52"X 91"- 103" dia. The material is used for emergency evacuation slides on aircraft. It's smooth on one side and slightly textured on the other. It does not rip and is very durable and stretches slightly. I have no idea what else this would be used for. Found it a garage sale for $5.00 it was 61" X 3 yds. The man worked at the factory that made the slides.
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2007, 05:45:30 am »

Looks great!
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2007, 12:10:50 am »

looks like Bose speakers on your projector frame?
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2007, 05:22:12 pm »

Yes they are Bose 161's. A co-worker was going to put them up on ebay. I asked what he wants for them,and mentioned what I wanted them for. He sold me both for $50 bucks.  Wink They both store in the lower right side of the box . (see top of this thread) The mounts are screwed into the pvc. The whole screen frame when assembled is a sealed unit. Caps cover every opening (keeps bugs and moisture out) so I can leave it outside for the weekend,and then store the whole thing in the carry bag.


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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2007, 07:27:58 pm »

Nice setup.  Congrats!  Enjoy!! Cool
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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2007, 06:47:40 pm »

nice job i like the portability
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« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2007, 05:53:02 am »

Very nicely done!
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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2008, 02:02:24 pm »

Very cool JJ, do you mind if I steal your idea for the speakers?

what are the dimensions on your box?
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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2008, 02:14:49 pm »

Welcome!

VERY nice setup! Chaulk up another one for PVC! Great job. Enjoy the movies.

Keep up the good work,
Tom
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« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2008, 02:30:25 pm »

Very nicely done!

JB.......where you been? Smiley


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seating for 1,000........... 12 at a time
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« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2008, 02:35:57 pm »

Welcome!

VERY nice setup! Chaulk up another one for PVC! Great job. Enjoy the movies.

Keep up the good work,
Tom


PSSST......Tom, this is an old thread. I did the same thing thinking JB had just posted today.
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