I bought a 5′ by 12′ sheet of Wilsonart Designer White laminate. I bought this sheet as an experiment based on information I read from home theater DIY folks. Apparently, this material has some properties, while intentional or not, provide for some potential application as a projection surface.
Specifically, the application is an inexpensive projection screen. Because this is an experiment, I need to create a non-permanent frame for the laminate material that will keep it flat and not allow for any natural stresses to bend or create waves in the material’s surface.
The laminate orientation, as you can imagine, will be up-right and mounted on a wall, but I need to know what kind of light-weight frame to construct to mount this material on. First thought would be a wooden frame using 1x material, but even the more expensive material at local big box stores seems to have waves or twists along the length when you start considering 12′ lengths.
Also, because the shear size of the laminate sheet, which is do not wish to trim down, the weight is already a consideration. As such, I am open for suggestions. And no, the wife will not let me just glue the sheet to the wall–even if it were to be permanent.