Originally Posted by mtbdudex
Hanging 101 for DIY framed 2' x 4' acoustic panels:
I used alum "z" from ats acoustics, http://www.atsacoustics.com/item--ac...are--IK12.html
They were set 3" in from each frame edge to have invisible look and the frame sorta just float there.
Wall to frame spacer/holders were pre-made, pre-drilled (each then acts as its own drill jig for holes into the wall), and painted wall color prior.
Mine were 19" wide and 3 1/2 tall, and 1 1/2 inches thick, basically scrap stuff I had lying around.
Measure twice, use blue tape for visual markers, locate top holder, mine was a 1 1/2" thick piece so the panel would have 2" air gap.
Hold with hand, drill into drywall with 3" deck screw, mini-level assures level, Locate bottom holder, drill into drywall with 3" deck screw.
Remove, use drilled holes to locate the 50lb plastic dywall anchors
Re-attach top/bottom holders, using 3" deck screw.
If measurements done correctly slight tweaks to get level----
this shows 2" air gap
That's all for tonight, later I'll post my acoustic cloud DIY making/hanging method....
I should say:
-the cloth wrapped fiberglass is nicely held rigid in, no worries about it ever coming out, even due to my kids possible "abuse".
That's why I made channels instead of just "boxing it in"....I was un-sure about the robustness of just that way.
-a 3 point mtg, 2 top and 1 bottom, is very secure and quite easy to locate and level, don't be concerned so much.
-the WAF is extremely high on these, she likes them!