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  • elcarajo commented on Natalina's instructable Build a Soundproof Wall10 months ago
    Build a Soundproof Wall

    One minor improvement I might suggest is that you can mount the framing without damaging the doorframe and trim, if that's a desirable outcome. Cut the perimeter uprights to length, then cut the top and bottom pieces an eighth of an inch longer than necessary. It will take a little effort to get them in - a mallet or small sledge hammer will help - but at the right length they provide a pressure-fit that won't slip in the doorframe under normal household usage. This means that, apart from removing caulk or sealant at the edges, you can remove the soundproofing wall panel with no permanent damage. I used to do this during remodels when the goals were mid- but not necessarily long-term, and it worked like a charm.This is not a solution if security is a consideration, nor if hard impac...see more »One minor improvement I might suggest is that you can mount the framing without damaging the doorframe and trim, if that's a desirable outcome. Cut the perimeter uprights to length, then cut the top and bottom pieces an eighth of an inch longer than necessary. It will take a little effort to get them in - a mallet or small sledge hammer will help - but at the right length they provide a pressure-fit that won't slip in the doorframe under normal household usage. This means that, apart from removing caulk or sealant at the edges, you can remove the soundproofing wall panel with no permanent damage. I used to do this during remodels when the goals were mid- but not necessarily long-term, and it worked like a charm.This is not a solution if security is a consideration, nor if hard impacts to the wall panel are likely, as in a sports environment, or with certain types of dancing.

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