Introduction: DIY Acoustic Panels
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
Fabric: Pick whatever you'd like and that would match the room you are putting the panels in
Screen Door Material: https://thd.co/2JqM8yO
Drywall Anchors: https://amzn.to/2TmQmHf
D-Ring Hangers: https://amzn.to/2HD99Nt
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!