DIY Acoustic Panels II: The Frame Up

Back In January, I posted a video that shows how to make some studio-quality DIY acoustic panels out of Owens Corning 703 insulation, and some slotted angle steel. A bend here, a bolt there, slap in some fibreglass and pretty soon you had yourself one of these:
IMG_0176 Let me first say that, aesthetically speaking, there is absolutely nothing wrong with using these panels as shown above. I have a few hung this way and the grey frames and yellow insulation is not a bad look, frankly. I have read that there is a health risk with leaving the insulation exposed (as microscopic fibres from the fibreglass have a greater opportunity to become airborne where they might cause respiratory problems). I can tell you that I have personally not experienced any breathing ailments with the fibreglass left exposed, but, as always, your milage may vary. Just for clarity, I am not saying you should hang these panels without covering them, only that you can. There, take THAT, lawyers.
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DIY Acoustic Panels

So Here is that DIY Acoustic panel video I promised:


Feel free to ask any questions in the comments section. These are pretty self-explanatory. I’ve got mine covered in nice grey Guilford Of Maine FR701 fabric, but I suppose they could be used without being covered if that blows your skirt up - they’ve got a very industrial look that way: exposed grey frames on yellow Owens Corning 703 insulation. Either way, you can still use the various holes in the channel steel to hang them with “S” hooks and eyelets which means they virtually install themselves.

So without further ado:




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A New Year; and, What's New?

So, a New Year is on the horizon, and I’m just updating this blog with some info that, perhaps - maybe - should have been updated quite a while ago. Alas, I am no better at this blogging thing than I expected I’d be, which, all things considered, is kind of a relief.

If we could time travel, and I had updated the blog, here’s a few things you might have seen: Read More...
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Stuck In A Snare - Video


Check out Hairy Holler’s new video for their song “Stuck In A Snare”! The EP has been released - (only available at shows) and the album To: Many Women will be released in the next month or so. Read More...
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Hairy Holler - Free Download!

Hairy Holler are offering up one of the tracks from the new album To: Many Women, (the title track, actually) for free download. Well, almost free - you might have to tell us your email address so we can inform you when the album is done! MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you might wish for are up for grabs. Click here to get your free Hairy Holler download! Read More...
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