Comments on my first DIY Absorber panel

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Comments on my first DIY Absorber panel

Postby Zaphod » Sun Oct 31, 2004 8:01 pm

Hi again.

Today i realized my first "prototype" absorbing panel.

Yeah, i know it's a bit trivial but i'd really appreciate some toughts and criticism about it.

First of all i wanted a panel:

1) Cheap to build (i have to build a lot of them)
2) Easy to build (i'm no DIY expert whatsoever)
3) Light, so i can easily hang them on walls using just nails (i'm lazy :mrgreen:)

I used some particle boards, staples&staplegun, a net (not hexagonal chicken wire, but a square zinked one wich is
much more stiffer), a bit of garden wire, rockwool and some type of syntetic cover.

Tissue covering is still pending (not yet decided on color...)

I built a flat frame using particle boards and a couple of staples, then made up an "open cage" with the net and
stapled the "cage" to the frame. (i also used the tissue to "fill" the frame - staples again)

At this point i put two panels of 4 cm thick rockwool into the panel.

I used the garden wire to keep rockwool panels away from the frame (and from the wall).

Finally i wrapped the whole thing in the syntetic cover, stapled and trimmed it.

The final object is 120x60x15 cm

Here you see the panel without covering, notice the green wire keeping Rockwool suspended
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Finished panel (lacks tissue, though)
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Postby Paul Woodlock » Mon Nov 01, 2004 12:32 am

Cool. The cloth looks like semi-rough hewn marble in the picture :)

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Postby Zaphod » Mon Nov 01, 2004 5:07 pm

Well.. in reality the greenish color of the Rockwool is much more visible, and
the effect way less pleasant.

I'll wrap them with clot so i don't bother right now :mrgreen:
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