My rear deck behind the bed is made of particle board, and it is nearing the end of its life. I plan to remove it, and install a new one. Pending my decision to move the bed further to the rear, will determine the details of how I will approach this project.
However I wanted to pick your collective brains on the basic process I plan to use, and ask for assistance with sound dampening and insulation solutions. Based on the results of the rear deck, I will redo the engine compartment in the same manner.
1. Pull old shelf to use as template
2. Cut paper and verify template using cardboard adjusting as necessary.
3. Use 3/4" plywood as the material for the shelf, sand for smoothness
4. Stain oak to match
5. Three coats of SPAR varnish for the shiny look
6. mask edges and place contact paper on the varnished side to work the underside
7. Spray rubberized undercoat to underside of the shelf
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What I need assistance with:
1. Ideas for insulation and sound dampening of the shelf, and again for a reworking of the engine compartment.
2. Anyone's experience with composite or integrated thermal and sound dampening material
Ideas I am currently toying with:
2. Making my own composite solution utilizing the rubberized undercoating, adding, 1" of sound absorbant foam, 8mm of aerogel, and topping it with a radiant barrier foil