Home Made Back Drop Project

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  1. srinaldo86

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    I decided this morning to start a project to make a field expedient back drop. So from the moment I woke up I started planning the design and supplies. Then devoted the rest of my day to the construction and testing of it.
    It wasn't as cheap as I had expected or hoped but so far I am pleased with it.

    PVC Pipes & Fittings - $14.15
    Six 3/4"x5' Pipes (Two of them cut to 2' 1/2")
    Two 1"x5' Pipes (All cut to 1' 1/2")
    Two 3/4" 90 Degree couplings
    Two 3/4" Tee Couplings
    Two 3/4" to 1" Tee Couplings

    Lights - $23.44
    Two Clamp Lights
    Three Flood Bulbs

    Bed Sheet - $9.99
    TOTAL - $47.58

    Anyways about 50 dollars and a couple beers later here it is...
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    Yes I know the lighting is bad I'm still practicing with it. I've been bouncing off walls and shining it from different angles, figured y'all wouldn't want 300 photos of practice though.

    As always, C&C Welcome.



    EDIT: Removed the Plexiglas because it doesn't really have anything to do with the backdrop.
     
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    Looks kinda like mine! Only i added hooks to the pipe, then glued my the edge of my fabrics to pvc pipes so i could roll them up when im done..I just sit them on the hooks and then take them off and roll them up.
     
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    Oh thats pretty cool! I was trying to think of a way to make hanging the fabric on there a little easier. I have some extra PVC pipe now I might try to do something with it.
     
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    good idea!! Im so gonna copy you!
     
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    Go for it! That's the whole reason I posted it.
    If you have any questions feel free to ask of course.
    Honestly its pretty simple, once I had the supplies it was erected in less than 15 minutes.
     
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    lol, my husband kept telling me "Just let me build you one out of PVC pipes, it'll be so much cheaper!" Now having seen it, I probably should have let him, lmao!

    Good job, It'll definitely get the job done!
     
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    Excellent post! I've been reading suggestions on the site to build one of these and taking a look at this I think I will!
    Good call on the hooks Natural :)
     
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    Haha, let him loose!
    One of the cost that I did not include is the Pipe cutter, but I still can't find where they charged me for it on the receipt.
     
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    Thanks, Good luck to ya!
     
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    I must admit I'm really shocked at the View/Post ratio here. 8 post 9 views... Nice!
     
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    Since people seem to like this, heres a diagram.
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    In the listing of the materials, what's the Pelxi for?
     

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