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Old 9th February 2013, 06:06 PM   #1
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Default DIY printed acoustic panel in picture frame

My room in new flat has got pretty bad acoustic, huge windows height ceilings and brick walls. How to resolve it?

In the beginning I have had two major ingredients:
- old picture frame from Ikea
- acoustic Rockwool 60gsm 60x120cm 10cm thickness

Sound absorption panels trap acoustical energy (sound) and prevent it from reflecting off of the surfaces they cover. The panels are used to eliminate echoes and reflections that muddle or color amplified music and speech. These wall panels will also reduce reverberation levels in a room, which can sometimes provide ambient noise reduction.

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- Rockwool absorption panel
- MDF or wooden boards
- Saw
- Drill
- Screws
- Woodglue
- Decorative fabric Japanese Zakka French Chic Newspaper Cotton Linen Fabric

Idea behind is to make nice looking acoustic panel which donít really look like acoustic panels. Have I succeed? Take a look:

Ikea picture frame

Me like!

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Old 20th February 2013, 04:15 PM   #2
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Old 20th February 2013, 04:24 PM   #3
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Nice

Thanks for sharing. Room treatment is something I need to look into at some point.
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That's pretty cool. What about the view from the side? Did you just leave the pine wood exposed?
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That's pretty cool. What about the view from the side? Did you just leave the pine wood exposed?
Hi there, I have actually varnish it in the end. Few people told me to do so.

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Old 4th May 2013, 11:04 PM   #6
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Looks nice, but I did not see this to be a Helmholtz resonator though. Here is a good link: SAE Institute
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Hi, this is just nobrainer treatment which should look like picture frame. No attempts for anything fancy.
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Hi, this is just nobrainer treatment which should look like picture frame. No attempts for anything fancy.
What difference has it made?

You don't say the effect before and after fitment..Ears only is good enough

We all know what bathroom sound is like....its also more difficult without curtains (Just using blinds or no carpets solid flooring etc.)
I wonder what the effect would have been with a curtain or tapestry hung about 30mm from the wall opposite the system in comparison..supported just at the top edge.
(perhaps with felt backing..or polyfluff batting)

Of course you don't get the cleaning and dust problem with the picture frame method...

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Nicely done, looks good!!
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