The work on the acoustic panels begins!
Here's a shot of the work setup. I've got my wood cut. I started with 2 by 6's and quartered them with my table saw. It left me with 3/4" by 2 5/8" boards. I'll use 2" insulation, which leaves me with a little space to put in some bracing across the inside of the back.
Here's a picture of my stuff all ready to go! In the bucket are the internal L brackets for the inside corners. With this, glue, and 3 16ga nails on each corner, the frame is very solid.
So, I did one mockup panel and set it up. I was planning on a 6" gap around the panel and the woodwork, but I made a MISTAKE! I took only 6" TOTAL off of the boards, which means I only have a 3" gap. I took a picture of it up on the wall. Here you go! (the can is a little low; the from should be up an inch)
What do you guys think about the size of the panel? Currently it's 65" by 35". I can still trim down all my boards fairly easily, and am planning to, but I wanted to know if anyone thought it'd be a good idea just to keep it larger. Not much of the wall would show through, but I kind of like it large like that. I'm not sure...