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Garage Studio Build
Old 13th March 2008
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Garage Studio Build

Alright so I'm building a small studio in my garage, It's a day-by-day thing, once I start a project, I really can't take any days off without finishing them. Today it was just completely emptied, tommorow I will be scrubbing it so that I build over a clean surface. The area I'm working in is 10X11X8'4".

Here it is emptied out:

I'm just hoping I can get a nice sounding room that I can enjoy recording in without worrying about picking up unwanted noises in my takes.
Old 14th March 2008
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hey doing the garage thing too... keep up the thread cause I need to see someone else do if first. Oh are you running it through the city or just keepn' on the down low. I just found out in my city one HAS to have a garage :-(
good luck!
Old 14th March 2008
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I'm not using the whole garage, just up to where that half wall ends. :(
Old 15th March 2008
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Started the actual construction today!

Here's the lumber for the back wall frame:

Here's the Back Wall Framel:

Back Wall and one Side Wall:
Old 16th March 2008
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Originally Posted by acdctom92 View Post
I'm not using the whole garage, just up to where that half wall ends. :(
your dimensions are almost a cube. you have some acoustics being built in the walls you're making? what are your plans there? just curious...
Old 16th March 2008
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Well you can't tell by the photo, but the back wall is slighty slanted upwards, breaking free from the parallelism with the front wall, and I will doing that with the opposide side wall as well.
Old 16th March 2008
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Three of the four walls I'm constructing are up! Building this has been really tiring. Tommorow I plan to finish up the fourth wall. Tuesday maybe
I'll get the insulation, then I have some time off till next weekend to wait for the electrical lines to be dropped.
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Old 18th March 2008
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Framing is done, FINALLY!:
Old 20th March 2008
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::.::.::Bought some insulation and some electricals::.::.::

Fiberglass Insulation:

Some insulation installed:

Back wall Junction Box:

Side wall box(Light Switch[Top], Outlet[Bottom]):

It's finally starting to all come together!
Old 27th March 2008
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Just an update for those of you who are actually following this thread...

Here is the entrance;

This is the door I will be using; Exterior Air-tight Foam-core storm door:

And here are some pictures of the first layer of sheetrock; I have yet to finish calking:

Old 24th April 2008
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Did you double up sheetrock on existing walls? Are you putting sheetrock on both sides of walls that you are constructing (would this cause triple leaf) I am getting ready to start my garage studio also. Thinking about hanging sound curtains between existing walls and walls being constructed. Any help would be appreciated.

Old 24th April 2008
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Looking pretty cool! According to Alton Everest, you'll probably need some bass traps, as your space is about 900 cubic feet, a little smaller than the ideal 1500 cubic feet minimum. Probably nothing a few corner traps won't solve, but something to be aware of. You also might want to take get some nice diffusors, they may help with flutters, etc.

It's a big undertaking, I'm sure you'll have lots of fun!
Old 27th April 2008
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Actually finished! I used two sheets of sheetrock on the interior walls and that did more than enough this room is quiet!

I'm deffinitely treating this room as it is one giant reverb trap right now.

I'll post new pics up ASAP.
Old 8th January 2009
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Thanks so much for posting your progress. I will soon be in your position so these posts are very appreciated and helpful!

Cheers =)
Old 16th January 2009
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Originally Posted by acdctom92 View Post

I'll post new pics up ASAP.
please do !heh
Old 15th March 2010
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How much did the renovation cost? If you don't mind me asking.......

I would like to do pretty much the same thing to my garage
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