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#410266 - 02/16/15 11:20 AM Re: Fabric for room treatment [Re: Gr8_White_North]
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Originally Posted By: Socketman
Thanks , I did some digging and found some fabric I like but it comes out of the US and the exchange rate is working against me right now.

Yes and we've found a few materials for a kitchen reno that are much cheaper out of the US as well. Luckily for us, even though the Cdn dollar is down, we can have it shipped to a location that provides this specific service about 1h from here at the border and bring the materials across ourselves.
No brokerage fee and can shop from any US store even if they don't ship to Canada by using this parcel address service.
Cheap and really handy.
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#410270 - 02/16/15 01:15 PM Re: Fabric for room treatment [Re: AAAA]
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Originally Posted By: Serenity_Now
Nick discovered and shared spoonflower.com and it seems really grat for variety.

You can search fabric by keywords there and prints are constantly contributed by textile hobbyists.


I know that the exchange rate isn't working out so well for you, but some of the ideas are still good and I have heard of other sites, in Canada, that offer a similar service. I just have never seen or tested their products, and I have no idea if they are even cost effective.

Here is the discussion thread over at AVS. About 1/3 of the way in, I started taking over as the resident expert. That is about the time that Spoonflower started adding some great new fabric choices with colors and blacks that aren't washed out like the original fabric that people talk about in there.

I also do Photoshopping services for free (you want to have the image the exact size and dimensions before having someone print it (if you go that route).

As mentioned, for absorption panels, you would be surprised at home many different types of material works. You should be able to go with just about any woven fabric. Diffusion is a different story and you really need the fabric tested to make sure it will work.

Anyway, the thread is:
DIY Custom-Printed Acoustical Panels - CHEAP!
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#410315 - 02/17/15 03:41 PM Re: Fabric for room treatment [Re: Gr8_White_North]
Gr8_White_North Offline
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Thanks for the link Nick that looks like an interesting possibility to look into. I would take me some time to just figure out what I would want on the print. I will see how I like this fabric and if it too garish I will have to rethink things.For my frames I bought some 8ft spruce 1x2's and with the leftover I made corner braces and screwed it together with drywall screws, quick and simple and cheap. I am using Roxul safe and sound 2ft by 4ft by 2in and I like the effect so far. I have 2 on each wall and will put one up behind the speakers and TV.

Richard
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#410486 - 02/26/15 10:57 PM Re: Fabric for room treatment [Re: Gr8_White_North]
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Here is my process for my room treatment panels

I made these frames from 1x2 fir and made small corner braces to hold the Roxul in place.



Next I laid the fabric face down on the kitchen table so it was square and flat




I then laid the frame on the fabric and centered it.



I folded the fabric around the frame on one side and used thumbtacks on the inside of the frame.



Once the fabric is stretched and tacked in I lay the roxul into the frame which is a tight friction fit



The finished product



And hanging on the wall.



Not sure if there too gay or not I will wait and get Bobs seal of approval grin
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#410492 - 02/27/15 04:42 AM Re: Fabric for room treatment [Re: Gr8_White_North]
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Nice work! They turned out nice. smile Not sure about their gayness but they dont appear to be hung very straight. laugh. (Had to squeeze a joke on somehow.)

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#410495 - 02/27/15 10:29 AM Re: Fabric for room treatment [Re: Gr8_White_North]
Gr8_White_North Offline
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Yeah they are hung a bit crooked crazy but they still work. smile I don't own a level and this whole house is crooked, even the toilet leans to the right. The material came from Fabric.com in the US and the quality is excellent and cost half what I would have paid in town.
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#410502 - 02/27/15 12:31 PM Re: Fabric for room treatment [Re: Gr8_White_North]
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I'm trying to picture you perched on your leaning toilet seat & it ain't pretty...

TAM

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#410503 - 02/27/15 01:29 PM Re: Fabric for room treatment [Re: exlabdriver]
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Cool! You went with the guitars!



Edited by BobKay (02/27/15 01:32 PM)
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#410505 - 02/27/15 02:03 PM Re: Fabric for room treatment [Re: BobKay]
Gr8_White_North Offline
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Originally Posted By: BobKay
Cool! You went with the guitars!



Come on Bob you can critique better than that. I can take it honestly. I am a single guy with ZERO ability to decorate, cars computers etc is my forte . My whole house looks like an Ogre lives there LOL. I will see if they are distracting when I watch the next movie. I can always go with some monotone colors. On the upside the room sounds so much better , there are 2 more opposite those ones but wrapped in old sheets behind curtains and one more to the right up behind the TV. I listened to Zenyatta Mondatta on SACD that arrived yesterday and it was glorious.
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#410506 - 02/27/15 02:04 PM Re: Fabric for room treatment [Re: exlabdriver]
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Originally Posted By: exlabdriver
I'm trying to picture you perched on your leaning toilet seat & it ain't pretty...

TAM


My biggest concern is falling through the floor. The 4" waste pipe has black tape around a leak . eek
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