I bought some Owens 703 acoustical rigid fiberglass a long time ago to make some acoustical asorbers but have never got around to it. So today while I was out and by Lowes I decided to pick up the necassay lumber and hardware and give it a go. Just incase anybody is interested I will post the link that I got the idea from and I will post a couple pics of the process. I managed to get four of them framed up today. There is supposed to be a total of six 24"x48" panels. But I cut my first four boards wrong so I will have to pick up one more 8 foot 1x4 tommorw.:o
You will need 6 sheets of 24"x48"x2" Owens 703 acoustical rigid fiberglass. $99.99 shipped to my door.
10 eight foot 1x4's $40.00
One box of 2-1/2" wood screws. $5.00
You'll need 60 yards of fabric also. I got two different colors Black and a Maroonish color for $57.00 at a fabric store. The fabric I got comes in a 60" width so I can cut it in half to make it work. So in realality I only needed 30 yards. Make sure you get the fabric part right as I almost didn't and almost ended up spending twice the amount I should have.
I used to power drills. One too drill a pilot hole and one to do the screwin. You will have to drill pilot holes ot the wood will split.
I cut the longest side boards just a hair under 4ft so when I put the end boards on it will hold the fiberglass in place.
I essentialy just built a box frame around the fiberglass. I cut 12 4ft boards and 12 2ft and 1- 1/2" boards for the ends.
I layed all the fiberglass sheets on the floor and layed the boards out in there postitions and drilled my pilot holes one at a time. One piolt hole and then one screw. This was so I could make sure all the boards were flush and even.
So thats all I have done for now. Tommorw I will get another board and finsh framing them up. And attempt to wrap them in fabric.
Here is a link to where I got the idea
And here are some pics