First Panel Done !!!

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Member Since: Nov 13, 2007

Didnt take long at all. Maybe and hour. Next ones will be quicker. I will assembly line them. Im using 2" Roxul 60 panels (2' x 4'). For the lumber I used 1x3 premium furing strips (Lowes). I cut those at 4' for the sides and 25 1/2" for the top and bottom. I joined those by utilizing a corner clamp and 1 1/2" drywall screws. I pre-drilled and c'sank the holes for a flush finish. I then rounded all sharp edges. Next I stretched and stapled the burlap (JoAnn Fabrics). Then I placed the Roxul panels in. They were a nice tight fit. When I was at Lowes I bought some 24" insulation hangers. I thaught they would be over 24 " wide, and went ahead and got them. Well they are exactly 24". They are designed for 24" on center building applications and are put in between the joists (with a bow in them) to hold up insulation. So I was thinking at least 25". Nope !!! But I got them to work by drilling some holes for them to stick into the corners. The next one I will staple some old 1/8" molding I have onto the inside (at 3 places) to shrink the inside dimension so I can put the wires straight across. I will post a pic of the next one. I am making 16 of these (1/2 black and 1/2 white) to go with the red walls in the control room. The black ones I am going to paint the wood edge facing out black. You can see from the picture the wood showing through. Anyway, Im gonna head back out and get some more done. Here are some pics


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Chief Cook and Bottle Washer
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Since: May 10, 2002


Jun 10, 2008 08:21 am

Very Sharp!

This is the stuff I love! Do it you're way beats spending mega-bucks every time in my books!

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Since: Apr 03, 2002


Jun 10, 2008 09:22 am

Nice, dude, very cool.

www.TheLondonProject.ca
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Since: Feb 07, 2005


Jun 10, 2008 11:00 am

Good job man... looks like you have an awesome garage as well. Cool stuff.

Member
Since: Nov 13, 2007


Jun 10, 2008 12:50 pm

Yes the garage is pretty big. Its my studio/garage 30' x 64 '. The studio portion is 30' x 30'. The garage is 3 stalls. But half of it is filled up with my oldest daughter and sons crap. My daughter moved back home 1 1/2 years ago to finish up her college. She graduates this coming Saturday. Then at the end of this month she is moving out. My son is leaving September 22 for the Navy and his stuff is being donated. Yea, I get the rest of my garage back

bace135 in the house tonight!
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Since: Jan 28, 2003


Jun 10, 2008 01:22 pm

Dope! How many are you gonna make in total? After all is said and done how much did these cost to build (not including your time), if you don't mind me asking (if you do, don't feel obligated to answer). I'm impressed though.

Czar of Turd Polish
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Since: Jun 20, 2006


Jun 10, 2008 02:50 pm

You have inspired me sir...

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Since: Nov 13, 2007


Jun 10, 2008 03:48 pm

I will figure it up when I am done. I still have to get hangers, and Im not sure which type Im goona use. Im doing 16 all together. I have all the wood cut and Im putting them together. Hope to have the frames done in a few hours.

Member
Since: Nov 13, 2007


Jun 10, 2008 06:57 pm

Here are some more pics. I have all the frames together. Took a couple hours, not to bad. I will stretch the burlap on them tomorrow.


http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s1/bigwake/IMG_0689.jpg


http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s1/bigwake/IMG_0690.jpg


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Czar of Midi
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Since: Apr 04, 2002


Jun 10, 2008 08:31 pm

Sweet indeed. Those look like they will work great. And they are home made which makes it even better.

And ya, nice garage for sure.

Member
Since: Nov 13, 2007


Jun 10, 2008 10:38 pm

I hope they work. Everyone says you wont beleive the difference it makes. :)

Czar of Midi
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Since: Apr 04, 2002


Jun 10, 2008 11:49 pm

They will. Any kind of sound absorption or control is good in most rooms.

I use Auralex here and it makes all the difference in the world. I can get by with a pretty easy set up with no bass trap's as the room doesn't lend itself to any standing waves the way things are in here. And the Auralex is the 2" wedge I guess they call it so it really packs up any reflexion's that I don't want.

But ya, 16 of those bad boys should clear up any problems you might be having.

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