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deadroom 14th November 2009 02:10 AM

My Garage Conversion Almost Done!
 
My garage is 20x20x8 at the moment.

A few weeks ago I had my a/c split off to the garage to take care of the heating/cooling situation.

We pulled off all of the sheetrock and stuffed it with some nice insulation and sealed off my garage door.

Tomorrow morning we begin construction on the wall thats going to cover my garage door, for aesthetics and to minimize the amount of bleed into the public. I don't want to disturb the neighbors TOO much! haha

Sunday I am going to finish painting the thing and also buy some nice throw rugs.

Monday I am visiting my local place to pick up a **** ton of 703 and place my order with GIK for some diffusion. I'll be building my absorbers, which will be fun!

Im going to have a 4x6 absorber hanging over the drum area and several more 2x4 absorbers hanging for the room as well. Im going to be building some 6inch thick bass traps for the corners and some nice panels for the walls!

I will be routing my snake from my control room into the garage through the attic.

Im going to be also installing some nice track lighting.

Will definitly be a fun weekend!

Any advice or critiques let me know!

Here are some pics:

Dead Room Recording Studio's ALL NEW Dead Room Recording Studio! Photo Album - MySpace Photos

(EDIT: it wouldn't let me post photos but they are uploaded to the myspace if anyone is bored enough to check it out)

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/B42A6...C03CB-36285BC3

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/inde...ageID=20210972

Jazzooo 14th November 2009 06:29 AM

Congrats! I envy you and your DIY attitude.

I once converted a garage the exact same size, and one thing I did which really helped was I changed the shape of two of the inner walls using sheetrock. This kept it from having any parallel surfaces side to side. Very simple and not a ton of $ either.

All you need to do it start 12" away from the wall at one end, and then bring the sheetrock at an angle to the center of that wall exactly 10' in...and then run another piece from that point back out to 12" away from the other end. You end up with a very wide V shaped wall. And then you do it to the wall right next to it--bingo, now none of the walls are parallel.

It was amazing how much an inexpensive and simple trick like the above deflected the standing waves that usually plague square rooms.

Good luck!

Doug

deadroom 14th November 2009 05:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jazzooo (Post 4781481)
Congrats! I envy you and your DIY attitude.

I once converted a garage the exact same size, and one thing I did which really helped was I changed the shape of two of the inner walls using sheetrock. This kept it from having any parallel surfaces side to side. Very simple and not a ton of $ either.

All you need to do it start 12" away from the wall at one end, and then bring the sheetrock at an angle to the center of that wall exactly 10' in...and then run another piece from that point back out to 12" away from the other end. You end up with a very wide V shaped wall. And then you do it to the wall right next to it--bingo, now none of the walls are parallel.

It was amazing how much an inexpensive and simple trick like the above deflected the standing waves that usually plague square rooms.

Good luck!

Doug


Thanks man!

I will be posting more photos as the day goes on and as we make progress!

Tonight, I am the promoter downtown at a local venue for a "studio fundraiser" and i have a lot of my good friends playing for free and all of the money from the door goes to me to finish this project off! I am of course paying these bands in studio time respectively!

Wish me luck!

Jazzooo 14th November 2009 08:16 PM

That is one sharp idea! Good luck tonight.

Doug

deadroom 17th November 2009 03:09 AM

OK!

After an extremely exhausting weekend I am about 85% done. I was hoping to be done today BUT cleaning by myself was a lot longer than expected.
Sheetrock is a lot messier than imagined.

Here are some pics:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...x/IMG_2009.jpg

This was how the room started. 20ft X 20ft X 8ft.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...x/IMG_2011.jpg

We covered the whole garage door in insulation and thermal tape. From the outside the door was sealed off with concrete caulk and other stuff to make it airtight.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...x/IMG_2012.jpg

Black tar down on the floor for the frame, then we blew some concrete nails into it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...x/IMG_2014.jpg

deadroom 17th November 2009 03:19 AM

Frame installed in cieling stud.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...x/IMG_2015.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...x/IMG_2016.jpg

Studs were put into place and the back of the wall was being attached.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...x/IMG_2016.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...x/IMG_2020.jpg

After all of the studs were done!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...x/IMG_2023.jpg

This was the picture behind the wall, in front of the garage door. Theres about 2 feet of space.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...x/IMG_2027.jpg

And this was after we layed the wall insulation in!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...x/IMG_2029.jpg

The big guy in all of these pictures is my cousins husband. He's pretty skilled. Im the tall dude with the beard. haha

deadroom 17th November 2009 03:32 AM

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...x/IMG_2030.jpg

This was the insulation we used!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...x/IMG_2032.jpg

This was the finished wall after we put up the sheetrock and tape/float.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...x/IMG_2033.jpg

All the boards for the frames for my absorbers.

The GOOD Stuff!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...x/IMG_2036.jpg

Im building the frames tonight, i'll take some more pics.

Bruddah Rod 30th December 2009 10:37 PM

Thank you for sharing your build. I am also in North San Antonio and about to take on my own little garage project. Unfortunetly I will be only to take up half of our garage, but, that should be ok, just looking to build a little man cave for jams and light recording. I plan on building a room inside a room and I'd love to bounce some idea's off you sometime. Especially your thoughts on insulation and sound proofing.

Thanks again for sharing and I look forward to seeing more pics.

Rod