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MY DIY skyline diffuser.
Old 4th February 2009
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MY DIY skyline diffuser.

okay guys, heres the pics of the new beast!



chopping




pieces!



sanding edges.


pieces


more pieces!



first line



couple more lines.



couple more



finished!

everything cost around £16. and just some wood glue on top of that. around another 3 or 4 quid.
Old 4th February 2009
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Really impressed! Would any kind of wood work as any diffuser does?



By the way where do ppl get all those tools I only have a screwdriver!
Old 5th February 2009
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By the way where do ppl get all those tools I only have a screwdriver!
I buy mine a store that sells tools. I'm guessing you might have some in your area.
Old 5th February 2009
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A little more sanding and that would look really nice. I'm in a small room so I'm not sure if diffusion is where I'm focusing next but two of those on my back wall would look really sweet.
Old 5th February 2009
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I buy mine a store that sells tools. I'm guessing you might have some in your area.
Yeah I just don't have a place where I could work all these things. I will find a carpenter to do it for me...

How about the type of wood!?
Old 5th February 2009
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A little more sanding and that would look really nice. I'm in a small room so I'm not sure if diffusion is where I'm focusing next but two of those on my back wall would look really sweet.
yeah its all sanded now. that as just the final day 'all done' photo!


as for tools. anywhere that sells tools is a good place to buy.


best thing. find someone with a bandsaw, or something similar, so you can cut it as straight as possible.
Old 5th February 2009
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Really impressed! Would any kind of wood work as any diffuser does?



By the way where do ppl get all those tools I only have a screwdriver!
i used pine btw.
Old 5th February 2009
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cool! they look exactly like mine
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then i made the bigger ones...in the back of the cr
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Old 5th February 2009
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then i made the bigger ones...in the back of the cr
Crazy! I love that look.

I guess I could apply some color to those diffusers ... Like water color or I don't know any in particular?
Old 6th February 2009
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then i made the bigger ones...in the back of the cr
what did u paint it with? wood stain or normal wall paint? cheers
Old 6th February 2009
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what did u paint it with? wood stain or normal wall paint? cheers
hi - its wood stain palisander.

Old 13th February 2009
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Were the wood pieces placed on the board in any particular order (mathematical equation specifically for your room)... or were they just placed randomly?
Old 13th February 2009
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why not drill some big holes in from the back off the wooden skylines , that will reduce weight by 60% ... I never see that .. could it be an option ????
some really nice and pro diffusors made in this thread .. compliments.
Old 13th February 2009
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why not drill some big holes in from the back off the wooden skylines , that will reduce weight by 60% ... I never see that .. could it be an option ????
some really nice and pro diffusors made in this thread .. compliments.
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i don't see it as an option:
you'd have to be perfectly exact with the drill machine or do it in the production with the single wood-pieces.
that would be a lot of work!!

and i don't know what you gain when they are of less weight, beside of an easier installing.

i made a plan with the exact lenght of all pieces i need and gave a list to a carpenter!
a pro-carpenter is so fast, it took him about 3 hrs of work to cut all pieces!
and thats 2 cars full of wood pieces for about 10 big and 10 small diffusors!!
+ they are perfectly cutted!

myself had to do the glueing and color-job, which takes time but is an easy and a pieceful job
Old 15th February 2009
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why not drill some big holes in from the back off the wooden skylines , that will reduce weight by 60% ... I never see that .. could it be an option ????
some really nice and pro diffusors made in this thread .. compliments.
i would of thought that because the wood would then be hollow, then it was resonate? only a bit, but surely that would create different diffusion? or absorption if then filled with rockwool?
Old 15th February 2009
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nice. Another Brummie?
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really nice! i´m considering of building some for my new studio.

did you have any plans, schemes...?
Old 15th February 2009
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nice. Another Brummie?
yes! hello there!
Old 15th February 2009
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really nice! i´m considering of building some for my new studio.

did you have any plans, schemes...?
yeah, i used the acoustic calulator :

mh-audio.nl - AcousticCalculator
Old 17th February 2009
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i don't see it as an option:
you'd have to be perfectly exact with the drill machine or do it in the production with the single wood-pieces.
that would be a lot of work!!

and i don't know what you gain when they are of less weight, beside of an easier installing.

i made a plan with the exact lenght of all pieces i need and gave a list to a carpenter!
a pro-carpenter is so fast, it took him about 3 hrs of work to cut all pieces!
and thats 2 cars full of wood pieces for about 10 big and 10 small diffusors!!
+ they are perfectly cutted!

myself had to do the glueing and color-job, which takes time but is an easy and a pieceful job
thanks Pongmaster .... I was aiming at a lower weight, if hanging from the ceiling .. otherwise they'll be massive heavy ... after cutting you could set them in a drill stand ... and drill down pretty easy ... okay it would cost more time .. but you could save a lot off weight ...
I need some more diffusion .. I'm just making my mind up on HOW ..
But the diffusors from the OP are nice also ..

looks nice in your studio above the glass cupboard ... cool !!
Old 18th February 2009
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Hi Pongmaster
What are the sizes of the pieces and how many of each?
i can easily do the wood work i just would like to know the sizes of the pieces i need to cut

thanks
Old 18th February 2009
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Hi Pongmaster
What are the sizes of the pieces and how many of each?
i can easily do the wood work i just would like to know the sizes of the pieces i need to cut

thanks
hi, do a search on here, someone posted a nice free calculator and there are a lot of posts with exact infos

cheers pong
Old 23rd February 2009
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yeah, i used the acoustic calulator :

mh-audio.nl - AcousticCalculator
Old 25th February 2009
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What are the dimensions of such a diffuser and how much do they weigh?



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