Author Topic: Soundproofing my room with wood?  (Read 4697 times)


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Soundproofing my room with wood?
« on: May 12, 2008, 03:02:49 PM »
Hello everyone. This is my first post - what a great site and forum! I learned so much. Thanks.

I decided to soundproof my room. I basically want to block the noise from going out, and possibly vice versa, as the neighbors
and streets can be quite noisy sometimes.

The noise to be blocked from the inside isn't very loud, to tell the truth. It's just the occasional music at moderate-but-audible volume, and
friends talking and joking, so way less noisy than a band, for example. But I want to dampen the sounds as much as possible so that my folks can't hear anything from the other side of the house, and I can listen to music/watch some DVDs even after they go to bed at 9pm etc...

I am on a budget so I have to rely on simply acoustical mat and everyday materials. I was thinking about a 2-layers configuration: first, I would apply the acoustical mat all around the concrete walls I already have. Then, I would add some wood panels, spaced about 2-3 cms from the wall. I would join the seams of the panels with silicone, and then cover them with another layer of acoustical mat. Basically something like this:

What do you guys think? Would something like that work? Any drawbacks I should be aware of?


Randy S

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Re: Soundproofing my room with wood?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2008, 07:57:27 PM »
Due to the fact you are on a budget, This is better then nothing!
What I would suggest is you have your wood panels directly touching the foam both sides no gap to help dampen any possible vibration off the panels.
Also I would recommend an acoustical caulk or acrylic caulk instead of silicone.
Randy Sieg