"Let the games begin!!"
A new phase of the my project started today. I filled the fabric frames with ridgid fibreglass batts. It took me nearly the whole day. You can't believe how different the room sounds now. The screenwall must still be covered as well as the bass traps and a few other places must also get the fibreglass treatment, but it already sounds much better accoustically. The itching is one downside to the whole process.
I asked my wife this question, trying to sound as inconspicuous as possible, but she saw me comming!: "Do we have an electric carving knife by any chance?"
"Yes we do, why are you asking........NO sorry!! you're NOT using it to cut anything in your movie room!"
I thought of sneaking it out of the kitchen and just return it afterwards as if nothing had happend, but with my luck the thing will burn out and then there'll be big sh*t!
So, I got my own:
The process was really quite easy and straight forward. I started with laying the frame over the panel and marking, with a pencil, the size to be cut.
The knife really cuts through the panel "like a hot knife through butter" - or an electric carving knife through a ridgid fibreglass panel
The cutouts fit nice and snug into the frame so there is no need to glue them in place.
And here is the first (one of 18) panel filled with the yellow batts.
Fast forward about four hours of cutting, fitting, itching, sweating and breathing through a mask and all the panels are done. Here's a pic of the carnage and the weapon of choice:
I saved the off-cuts for later when the will be used to fill some nooks and crannies in the HT somewhere.
Here they are in place: (once again, I'm VERY happy
This pic shows how the fibre batts and the braces are 5mm "deeper" than the frame of the whole panel so that the fabric don't come into contact with the fibreglass or cross-braces.
Here is a little TEASER of what's to come!