Originally Posted by RxMan1
Those look very similiar to what I want to do. Your link didn't work for me. What is on the walls between the shallow columns? I mean specifically what are those acoustic panels made of. Also want the details of those columns if it isn't in your link.
That's what I get for not double-checking my link.
The walls have acoustic panels built directly on to them. I ripped some 2x2's down to 1" thick, and used them to build frames directly on the wall. I then used cotton batting on the upper section for sound dispersion, and Linacoustic material on the bottom for sound (specifically bass) absorption. I then stretched material over the cotton/Linacoutc and frames and stapled it.
On the top and bottom, the staples are hidden by the crown moulding and baseboard. For the sides, the material was stretched around to the "sides" of the wall frames and stapled on the outsides of each frame. The spaces between each frame are where the columns were placed, this hiding the staples on the sides.
You can see some pictures on my site of this in-process.
I don't believe I have any pics of the column construction, but they are simply 1x4 clear pine ripped to the right size to make the face frames. The sides extend back only 2"or so, the column only extends past the 1" thick acoustical panels by about 1.75". Behind the face-frames is a 1/2" piece of OSB backing running the entire height of the column. In the center openings of the face frame, the routed panel inserts were glued in place. A buddy had a router jug and we made the panels out of MDF and painted them up. The OSB was cut out for the 4 columns housing speakers, and they were mounted instead of a panel.