Introduction: DIY Acoustic Panels

About: Maker based in ATL, I love to make new things and learn along the way. I want to share my learning experiences with others so they can be inspired to make the things they want as well.

I built some DIY acoustic panels to help cut down on the reverb in my room when recording audio. If you are building a home studio, this project is a great and relatively inexpensive way to make your own acoustic panels!

Step 1: Materials

1x4 boards

Fabric: Pick whatever you'd like and that would match the room you are putting the panels in


Screen Door Material:



Drywall Anchors:

D-Ring Hangers:

Step 2: Cutting the Boards to Length

2x 48" x 1"x4" per panel

2x 23" x 1"x4" per panel

Step 3: Glue Up the Boards

I used some glue on my joints so they're a little stronger after I nail them together.

Step 4: Fasten Them Together

I used a brad nailer for this, but you could use small screws and some butt joints, or pocket hole joints, do whatever your heart desires.

Step 5: Add Screen Material

I used screen door material to hold in the insulation, I probably put on too many staples but better safe than sorry.

Step 6: Add Insulation

I just used a piece and a half of insulation in my panels, if you decide to make a different size, you may use less or more.

Step 7: Add More Screen

I added more screen on the other side as well.

Step 8: Cover in Fabric

I stretched fabric over the front of the panels, you really gotta stretch it out and make sure to add staples frequently.

Step 9: Trim the Excess

Trim the excess fabric away, I also used hot glue to secure the little bit left so it didn't flap around.

Step 10: Hang It Up

I used drywall anchors and d-ring hangers to hang up the panels.

Step 11: You're Done!

And that's it, enjoy some reverb reduction!