Acoustic sound panels are essential for home studios, helping to both soundproof and absorb sound waves to improve the acoustic properties of a room. As a lower cost alternative to commercial studio solutions, acoustic sound panels can be built by virtually anyone in less than an hour and for unbelievably little money.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- 12-foot, 2x4 timber
- 2-inch acoustic mineral wool
- 8 feet of mineral wool fabric
- Staple gun
Measure and saw the timber into two four-foot lengths and two two-foot lengths.
Nail the four pieces of timber together,fashioning them into a rectangle and securing them at each of the corners, to form a frame.
Nail a sheet of plywood across one of the open faces of the frame. This will form the backing which will support your mineral wool and help strengthen the panel.
Insert a slab of acoustic mineral wool into the frame, packing down around the edges to ensure a tight fit.
Stretch the fabric across the frame, to enclose the mineral wool, and staple to the wood to complete the acoustic panel.
Tips and warnings
- For extra soundproofing and absorption properties, use four-inch mineral wool, which is denser but slightly more expensive.
- Handle acoustic mineral wool with care, using gloves and face masks at all times. Mineral wool is an irritant and can aggravate lung and skin conditions.
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