How to make DIY printed acoustic panel in picture frame

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.

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

Data sheet for mineral wool
pdfAcoustic performance coefficient in PDF (250 kB)

Idea behind is to make nice looking acoustic panel which don’t really look like acoustic panels. Have I succeed? Take a look:

Me like!
Japanese Zakka French Chic Newspaper Cotton Linen Fabric

Ikea picture frame. Take it apart and remove poster and acrylic glass.
DIY printed acoustic panel in picture frame

Actual fabric. 70% Polyester 30% Cotton
DIY printed acoustic panel in picture frame

Glue fabric to the paper
DIY printed acoustic panel in picture frame

Let it dry stretched
DIY printed acoustic panel in picture frame

Measuring for frame.
DIY printed acoustic panel in picture frame

Frame screwed and glued together. Then glue it to paper and picture frame.
DIY printed acoustic panel in picture frame

Cutting mineral wool with bakery knife. This material is a bitch.
It’s itching everywhere, even when I used gloves. My trousers were sparkling like that vampire guy from Twilight saga :)
DIY printed acoustic panel in picture frame

Rockwool inside, dimensions are 100x70x12 cm with 2cm gap at the rear. It should increase frequency response in low frequencies
DIY printed acoustic panel in picture frame

Rear side with string.
DIY printed acoustic panel in picture frame

All done! Let it dry out over night.
DIY printed acoustic panel in picture frame

Ready for instalation.
DIY printed acoustic panel in picture frame

Picture frame is improving sound imaging and clarity for music and reducing slap-back echo and reverberation.
DIY printed acoustic panel in picture frame
DIY printed acoustic panel in picture frame

In the end yacht transparent lacquer used. Yummy
DIY printed acoustic panel in picture frame
 


 

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