Upcycling a bed frame into a Bass Trap

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We were getting rid of our old bed and I noticed the frame looked a lot like that of an acoustic panel… so I thought it was worth a go converting it into one! It took a lot longer than actually buying the wood from scratch, but it was satisfying and fun to do, and saves money and waste!

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The covering materials removed… lots of staples to remove. So many staples. This is why it took so long to do…

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Frame cut to size and re-assembled.

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Covering the frame with acoustically transparent material (Cara fabric from EQ Acoustics)

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Material stretched and stapled. Frame filled with mineral wool.

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Completed! Now to hang it on the wall. It’s pretty heavy so…

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… I better do it properly.

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And complete! This panel has made a profound difference. A 200Hz area was giving me some trouble but this appears to have solved it, and probably helped lower frequencies too…

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