homemade sound panels v2

so I was really hoping to be able to use that nice thick duvateen for my sound panels. but it really is too thick to effectively allow the transmission of sound. I also figured that it only cost about 20 bucks for the fabric once you figure in all the crazy discounts at Joann’s fabrics.

so I ended up getting the Sew Classic fabric again. But this time I had the balls to buy the red fabric to use on 4 of the panels as well as enough to do 2 panels in black.

this leaves me a total of 10 panels in my room. all are built with 1×3 lumber. the first 4 that I made are overstuffed because I used to pieces of “2 inch” thick rock wool per panel. this next 6 that I am making now I will only be using a single piece of Rock wool inside.

the real trick that I am excited for is that I was able to use to use the duvatine after all. I hand sanded my wood frames but I was still not happy with how sharp the corners felt. so I ripped the duvateen into long strips which I wrapped around the frames and glued. the duvatine will act as padding for the wood frames and also will add some traction to the fabric that I’ll be wrapping around the frames and stapling. hopefully this will give me the best of both worlds as I have duvatine covered corners, and acoustically transparent fabric where it’s needed most. I am also hoping that to do the teen will not show through the fabric. it makes me a little crazy that on my first four panels, if you look closely you can see the wood frame through the fabric

I have duvatine gluing complete, so all I need to do now is drop the rock wool in place and start stapling. my only concern is if the 2 inch thick piece of rockwool will hold its shape when I put it inside the 3 inch thick wood frame. I’m hoping it will sit with some space behind it so the rock wool not actually be touching the wall.

here are some photos from the duvatine installation…

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