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Technical Design Solutions for Theatre by Don Harvey, Ben Sammler

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A Simple Approach to Stretching Drops

Ray Inkel

Large hanging drops often sag, wrinkle, or ripple. Solutions include the use of sandwich boards, cables, or steel trusses along the edges to stretch the drops. All of these offer one disadvantage or another: sandwich boards can be used only on stationary drops, hour-glassing can occur when using cables, and steel trusses are heavy and construction is time-consuming. A different solution that stretches drops tight with readily available materials while still allowing for vertical travel uses TJI® joists as stretchers.

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FIGURE 1: REAR VIEW OF STRETCHED DROP

TJI® joists, wooden I-beams manufactured ...

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