Originally Posted by Gelinas
can you tall us a little more about your panels?
Are they manufactured or diy?
What material covering/inside?
How did you attach to wall?
These are all DIY panels. Me and my buddy went to Home Depot and Hobby lobby for all the supplies. The roxul material that is the actual panel came from ATS acoustics.
-Wood from Home Depot cost me around $30.
-A package of roxul 24"x 48" (6) from ATS cost me $49 w/ $15 shipping.
-Breathable cloth from Hobby Lobby cost about $30 (could of been less but we made a size mistake)
-Dry Wall screws $5
-Wall hangers (picture frame style w/ heavier duty nails) $3
-Wood Glue (Judd already had some)
For a grand total of only about $135. That got me 4 full sized panels (24" x 48") and 4 half sized panels (24" x 24").
Overall its pretty damn easy work. Just screw the wood together. Then make corner braces and a middle brace then glue all edges together. Then you have your frame. We bought some standard cheapie white cloth to use as a backing and stapled that on. Since i was hanging mine on a wall we needed a "seat" for the roxul to sit on. So we bought some pine wood planks that were the perfect size.
You place your breathable cloth flat on the ground, put the roxul in the middle then place the panel on top of it facing down. Then you just take all the extra fabric fold it over, pull tight and staple on the backside for a nice clean look. Then take the picture hangers and nail them into the very top. I did alot of measuring, nailed in some dry wall anchors, and mounted.
Definately worth the time because i ended saving a TON of money than if i were to buy it from GIK or ATS directly already built.
P.S.- so far the panels have really balanced out the sound. Dialogue has really been cleaned up in my room, which was a big complaint of mine prior to the panels. I'm enjoying this investment thus far