Author Topic: Effects of sofa/shelves against wall  (Read 1761 times)


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Effects of sofa/shelves against wall
« on: September 10, 2019, 08:48:03 AM »
It's said that putting heavy furniture (especially soft furniture) against a wall reduces the noise coming through the wall. I wondered, does this work just by blocking the sound in the area covered, say, by the sofa, or does it reduce vibrations and therefore sound transmission in the whole wall?

Randy S

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Re: Effects of sofa/shelves against wall
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 02:44:00 PM »
it could absorb noise which is remitted from the drywall into the sofa at that location, I find it difficult to think that it would be highly noticeable but its free to try. It also might help with room absorption depending on the total coverage of soft surfaces vs hard surfaces.

No way would it treat an entire wall.. Impossible.

Randy S.