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Old 28th December 2010
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DIY Treatment build

Hey all, after reading through some threads and sites on diffusers (mainly Jeremycox's sticky thread and QRD diffusers: Technical Overview) I decided to build my own. As I have very little knowledge of working with wood, I asked my dad to help. So here goes =)

I decided to go for an N7 QRD. I'm building it with 1/4" MDF Board from Home Depot. At the advice of people in Jeremycox's thread, I decided to make the wells 1-1/2" wide and 8" deep.

We don't have a table saw (I believe it was stolen from our garage during a busy remodel a few years back) so my dad made all the cuts with a circular saw. We've had to file a few of the edges down to even it all up, but it looks to be fairly snug and well-fitting so far. We're glueing it together, and shooting nails in certain places with a nail gun made for nailing trim.

It's about halfway done right now but if this one goes well, I think we'll be building another, larger version =D I'll try to post pictures as we go.

What do you think?
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Old 28th December 2010
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More pics

It's taking quite a bit of time because we want to make sure the glue really sets. Here's some more pictures of the fins and well dividers.
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Old 28th December 2010
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For some reason, a few of the pictures are getting twisted around. Oh well...
Old 31st December 2010
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We finished it yesterday! Here are some pictures from this morning. I think it's a bit too small to use practically in my room (which is rather useless as it is anyway ) but I tried it behind a mic and it really crisped up the sound. I think I'm gonna try to find ways to use it profitably during tracking.

Here's more pictures. It will be painted sometime in the (near) future
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