Originally Posted by Kruxify
Hey man, I was planning to make my own panels also, though I'm not trying to destroy my walls or puncture them too much (planning on moving relatively soon in the near future) I was wondering how you hung up those panels (and how heavy they were), I'm mainly looking your corners and the window installments. Any tips?
i hung the panels with D-rings and OOG brand hooks that nail into the wall; easy to nail in and easy to remove, leaving behind a small hole. i got all of the supplies from home depot. the d-rings i screwed into the frames of the panels with the exception of the cloud. with the cloud i screwed the d-rings into the ceiling studs, screwed those big question mark looking hooks into the frame, then hung it up.
with the corner panels i hung each one with only one d-ring and oog hook. I measured and tested the top and bottom to make sure the rings and hooks matched up then secured the top panel first. i held the top panel in place while i secured the bottom panel. i only need one hook for the top panel since most of the weight is sitting on the bottom panel. the hook and ring for each panel is basically to keep it from falling away from the wall so in that sense they're really not "hung", just kept in place. the far left and far right panels behind the desk are placed in a similar fashion but are actually hung up. i used gravity to naturally push them square against the corner panels; the oog hook went into the window frame. as for the middle window panel i just secured it into the wall below the window. it tilts very little forward but just a bit more than the others.
...the corners weren't so bad, the windows and walls were easy, the cloud was a bitch to hang up...tons of measurements and having my cousin slide a mirror along the wall and ceiling lol. i'm extremely happy with the wall panels! the auralex i had in the other room totally destroyed the walls in that room and i'm still trying to get the glue and little pieces of black foam off the wall. I would re-measure and rehang any day over scrub the walls with goof-off and vacuum up little black pieces. in short, never ever ever going back to all foam, right now i just use it to fill in gaps of wall space and i've hung it up with thumb tacks but the tacks don't hold it perfectly. I might just do like 4 small corners of glue with the foam so the clean up isn't horrendous
I'd say each panel is probably 20-30lbs and the securing supplies are pretty cheap.