Originally Posted by wse
Has any one ever used these wool pads to make absorption panels rather than Corning Fiber glass?
Here is what I am looking at I would cut it and make it 4inches thick and cover them with linen fabric!
Wool Pad - Nature Underfoot - Bigfoot.pdf 20k .pdf file
Nope. Do you know the coefficient of absorption for the material? That's the starting point for a decision on whether it's a useful material for acoustic panels. You'd also need to be sure it was a broadband absorber. What's wrong with using the tried and tested material?
Originally Posted by AustinJerry
Not me. All my treatments are commercial products (mostly GIK). I suggest asking this question in one of the DIY threads.
Same here. Today I spent several hours re-covering mine in gray material (same Camira fabric as the original but gray). Do you know you have to remove 76 staples from each panel to get the old cover off? It's the very definition of tedious, especially when you have a dozen or more panels to do. I was surprised by the low cost of the construction method when I took the first one to pieces. The profit margin on them must be substantial. It also shows how very easy they are to copy - a few dollars worth of cheap timber, the absorption material and a few dollars of Camira fabric, plus some time and a decent staple gun are all that's needed.
Why am I re-covering? Mrs Keith, angel that she is, has given permission for me to paint the room in dark colours in deference to the PJ that has been installed. I have chosen black and gray as the colour scheme, hence re-covering the panels in gray, with those on the front wall in jet black. The room will finally be a true home cinema! I start the removal of all the gear tomorrow in preparation for the painting. Should all be done in a week or so.