Take out the guesswork with Carl's Place DIY Projector Screen Kits
Our kits are a convenient way for you to mount our very popular finished edge screens. We supply you with the screen, fittings, and bungees needed to make a frame that can stand on its own, be hung on a wall, suspended from a ceiling or anything else you can think of! Just pick up a few pipes from your local store, follow our directions, and you'll be rolling with a big screen like no other!
Build an outdoor projector screen that's completely customizable
Hanging kits are designed to be hung on a wall or suspended from overhead.
Standing kits include a base and structure that will allow the screen to be freestanding wherever needed.
Truss kits are wall-hanging style kits specific to rear projection materials. Support pipes are not supported with rear projection due to shadows that would be cast on the screen, so these kits use an alternative design to keep the viewable area of the screen unobstructed from both sides.
Materials and Sizes for Every Occasion
The foundation of a brag-worthy theater system is starting with the right screen material, so check out our article to help you select the right material for your environment's specific lighting situation.
From five to ten feet tall, there are sizes available for every backyard, church stage, or theater!
All of the following materials work best in a dark to low light setting.
- FlexiWhite: An excellent material for all-around use, it's flexible and easy to fold for storage in-between uses (and readily stretches back out again to get rid of fold lines and wrinkles), making it a very versatile projection screen material! Easy to install over wood frames, it's a popular choice as a hanging projector screen. Its PVC construction makes it popular with the outdoor crowd as well!
- Blackout Cloth: The material that started it all! Blackout cloth is still a popular choice for budget screen builders. It's very smooth, flexible, covers a large surface area, and it's inexpensive, making for a perfect mini drive-in screen!
- FlexiGray: Just like FlexiWhite, but tinted slightly gray, making it perfect for minor issues with ambient light.
- White Rear Film: Very similar to our gray rear film, our white rear film is more opaque, which helps make the images more uniform when paired with brighter projectors. Slightly dimmer than gray rear film but more even in its light distribution, making it a great choice in dark environments.
- Gray Rear Film: Translucent and slightly gray, it will give you the brightest image available in a rear projection material, which is great for environments with some ambient light. In dark environments, however, care must be taken to avoid hotspots. Avoid projectors that are too bright or that project in direct line-of-sight to the viewer.
- Finished edge screen of your choice
- All required fittings to complete a frame
- 6-inch ball bungees
- Assembly instructions
1-inch EMT (Electrical Metal Tubing/Conduit) is required to complete these frames. EMT steel pipe can be found at any local hardware store such as Home Depot or Lowe's. Your kit will include all details on what lengths and quantities of EMT are required.