How to Use a Sheet as an Outdoor Projector Screen

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How to Use a Sheet as an Outdoor Projector Screen
Two white sheets can be sewn together for a larger screen. ( Images)

A standard white sheet can be used as an outdoor projector screen. The size of the sheet will depend on the size of the image the home projector can project. Most home theatre projectors cannot project clearly more than about 15 feet from the screen. The size of the image will likely not be taller than 6 feet or wider than 8 feet, making a king-size bedsheet perfect for use as a screen.

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Things you need

  • White, king-size bedsheet
  • 4 8-foot pieces PVC pipe
  • 4 2-foot pieces PVC pipe
  • 2 PVC elbow joints
  • 2 four-way PVC joints
  • Duct tape

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  1. 1

    Assemble the stand. Arrange the four 8-foot-long PVC pipes in a square on the ground. Use elbow joints to connect the two joints on the top right and left.

  2. 2

    Use the four-way joints to connect the pipes at the bottom.

  3. 3

    Lift the stand up, and have a friend hold the stand steady while the four 2-foot PVC pipes are inserted into the bottom of the stand's four-way joints. These 2-foot pipes will act as support, keeping the stand from falling over.

  4. 4

    Drape the sheet lengthwise along the top of the stand. You will need a friend to help hold the sheet in place. Tape the sheet to the top of the stand using duct tape. The top edge of the sheet should be folded over to the back of the pipe and then taped directly to it. Make sure the sheet is stretched taut. The sheet should fit the width of the stand perfectly, leaving a 2-foot gap between the bottom of the sheet and the bottom of the stand.

  5. 5

    Tape each side of the sheet to the stand. Make sure the sheet is taped tightly.

  6. 6

    Set up the projector and test the screen.

Tips and warnings

  • Make sure the sheet is solid white and has a high thread count. The higher thread count will result in a thicker sheet that will reflect light better, resulting in better picture quality.

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