Home Theater Fabric Paneled Wainscotting

Fabric wall panels enhance the acoustics and the aesthetics in a movie room.
Padded Home Theater Wall

Padded Home Theater Wall


Design on a Dime

The velvety blue fabric mixed with the richly stained wood gives the walls of this home theater a classic look.

Tools and Materials:

one sheet 1/2” medium-density fiberboard (MDF)
eight yards of fabric
three packages of cotton batting
spray glue
1x4 pine strips
one can of red mahogany stain
red mahogany wood filler
nail gun
circular saw


1. Stain the pine strips.

Wall Batting: Home Theater Panel

Wall Batting: Home Theater Panel


Design on a Dime

2. Cut the MDF into 2’ x 2’ squares.

3. Cut fabric into squares slightly larger than each piece of MDF.

4. Cut the batting into squares the same size as the MDF squares.

5. Spray one side of the MDF with glue.

6. Apply batting on top of glue.

Stapling Fabric

Stapling Fabric


Design on a Dime

7. Lay the fabric on top of the batting, wrap it around the MDF and staple it on the back side.

8. Mount the baseboard pine strips to the wall then mount the side strips to wall to separate each padded panel.

9. Slide the first panel into place and continue the process along the wall.

10. Use wood filler to patch nail holes in the pine.

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