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post #31 of 56 Old 08-05-08, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Corner Traps finally finished!

Thanks hifi....they've worked well for me.

Anthem, I have seen photos of free-standing DIY corner traps on several forums. If you can't track any down let me know and I'll look around when I have time.
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Nice looking traps.

Anyone have a plan for traps that, that can be moved?

I am not sure my wife will go for them being permanent to the wall.

Thanks
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You can build them or better ... you can buy it from GIK (www.gikacoustics.com) they're sponsors in this forum
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Just to add a note, right now, we're offering a 10% off coupon on Tri Traps. This will be good for probably 2-3 weeks.

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Just to add a note, right now, we're offering a 10% off coupon on Tri Traps and Pillar Traps. This will be good for probably 2-3 weeks.
Though I'm happy with the way my traps turned out...if I had to do it over again I would probably just buy and stack some Tri-traps from GIK.
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Thanks for the in depth pictures and video.It looks great and I was definitely shocked to see what was behind that black
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The traps were designed around my limited woodworking skills. It's basically a stack of 703 wedges with a cloth covered "grill". I started with a triangular wood base and stacked wedges half way up the wall:

At the halfway point a center support was cut from 2 X 2's. The sides were cut a half inch longer than the fiberglass wedges, and cut at a 45 degree angle to match the face of the wedges:

The stack was continued to the ceiling where I attached another set of 2 X 2's with 45-degree face cuts. Industrial stength velcro was attached to the faces of the 2 X 2's to attach the "grills":

The grills were made from 8-foot fir strips with cross braces top, bottom, and center:

Braced behind with t-braces and L-braces:


Test fit:

The "grills" were sprayed flat black and then covered with speaker cloth from Joanne's Fabrics (not too expensive with a 50% off coupon). The velcro was stapled to the back of the grills and they were placed against the 2 X 2's in the corner that had been faced with velcro. That industrial strength stuff is quite strong!
Those look great! I have been plannng on doing the same myself but with the room I am stuck with for my HT due to wifey, I am limited to what I can do...where my subs and fronts speakers are there is a window to one of the side which woul dlimit the size of the bass trap...any suggestions? Could I make them alot narrower and add some treatment to the front wall?

BTW...If anyone in here has suggestions on good ways to treat the room from hell...please let me know...thanks soooo much!
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Which fabric did you buy at Joanne Fabrics...it seems I can't find speaker cloth on their site!
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Which fabric did you buy at Joanne Fabrics...it seems I can't find speaker cloth on their site!
I found it in-store. If you have one nearby just ask them for speaker cloth.
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Nope, I live in a small town in southern Illinois...but when I get to go shop i n the next large town I will check it out but I have found a few places on the web! You did great work....now I got to fight my room from hell!
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Nope, I live in a small town in southern Illinois...but when I get to go shop i n the next large town I will check it out but I have found a few places on the web! You did great work....now I got to fight my room from hell!
You should start a new thread for your room and post your pictures there...you will probably get some good feedback from regulars like bpape with suggestions on treatments.
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