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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:06 pm 
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Got the first coat of the new paint down last night. We still need to cut the edges and paint the corners, but at least we made it this far.

Here is a pic showing the contrast between the old color and the new color. The old color is the bright orange to the left, and the new color is the lighter yellow to the right. Once again, the picture does not do it justice, plus the new color is still wet. It looks much nicer this morning now that it has had some time to dry, and you don't get sunburned when you look at the walls any more!!!

I'll post another pic or two once the painting is complete (probably by this evening or tomorrow at the latest).


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Here are a few sketches of the studio layout. As you can see, my Sketchup skills are sorely lacking! At least it gives you an idea of the layout of the entire project.




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Hey that's looking great.!!!

Quick question... How deep are your corner traps ? 4" or different sizes ?

Why did you decided to leave open the space that says "stairway to upper level" ? Wouldn't the soung go that way and make a mess for your isolation ?

I'm probably wrkong but im picturing the liveroom as an "open" space... like a need an extra wall to make the room close and airtight... :shock:

Keep up dude... Awesome job you're pulling here!

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Corner traps are full triangles, floor to ceiling, they are not flat traps straddling the corners. The dimensions on the fiberglass pieces are 17" X 17" X 24.

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and then this:

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As far as the stairway leading to the upper level...

Yeah, as it stands, I am losing some isolation, but the door at the top of the stairs is quite solid and well-sealed.

This is only Phase I of the Live Room, and the plans for Phase II include sealing off the stairs with a wall and a door, as well as tearing out the entire ceiling, insulating, and putting a double-layer of sheetrock on resilient channel. I will also build HVAC silencers for the live room at that time. I just need to get the studio up and running for a while (a year or so), and then I will tackle Phase II.

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Thanks for the quick response.!

Sounds like you have a well design action plan for that live room.

Keep up with the good job and let us know how it's coming together.

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We finished painting the new paint color last night, but I am thinking that I might want to add ONE MORE coat, just to make sure that all of the old ugly neon glow orange is covered for good!

Next up, wood paneling for the back wall and some white trim painting around the stairs... and of course, clean up the stinking mess that we made during the painting phase!


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Looking good! I like the paint color on the 3rd picture (i think that one is closer to the real color and not so "bright" as the others).

Question... you said "wood paneling for the back wall " are you planning on "beefing" up that wall with an additional layer of wood ?

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Looking good! I like the paint color on the 3rd picture (i think that one is closer to the real color and not so "bright" as the others).



Thanks! Yep, that is the closest to the real color.



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Question... you said "wood paneling for the back wall " are you planning on "beefing" up that wall with an additional layer of wood ?



Well, I am not really beefing up that wall, I am just covering it with wood paneling. Behind that wall is a stud wall, backed by concrete, then miles of dirt!!! (The studio is in the basement.) The purpose is mainly for aesthetics, but there are some folks that feel that it might have some different acoustical properties than drywall, and will give me some mic placement options.

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Sweet Jesus - Its almost done!!! Looking nice James. I'm glad you were able to extend those bass traps and fix em' once and for all. And those Sketchup drawings..... Jeez..... They look great! Your S.U. skills are pretty good if you ask me. The drawings look exactly like your place. I especially like the Marshall and Blond Fender amps. Where did you get them?

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Sweet Jesus - Its almost done!!! Looking nice James. I'm glad you were able to extend those bass traps and fix em' once and for all. And those Sketchup drawings..... Jeez..... They look great! Your S.U. skills are pretty good if you ask me. The drawings look exactly like your place. I especially like the Marshall and Blond Fender amps. Where did you get them?



Well, I downloaded them from the Sketch-up site. I actually own a Marshall half-stack and a Fender Twin, but not a blond, unfortunately.

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Well, the painting is finally done in the live room except for a few pieces of detail work around the stairs, and the doors to the closet, all of which are white.

I also finished with the wood panels on the back wall, but I was one board short!!! Dang! I will have to buy one more board to complete the wall, although my son told me to not even worry about it since the corners are going to be covered with bass traps anyway. Hmmmm.... I'll probably finish it anyway.

Next up, the floor!

Here are a few pics of the progress:


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James that's really coming together, congrats!

That board missing... mmm... Murphy's Law comes to mind! LOL

Is the floor going to be exactly like the one in the Airlock & CR ? (By the way a dig that color)

Best regards and keep up the great job :wink:

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James that's really coming together, congrats!

That board missing... mmm... Murphy's Law comes to mind! LOL

Is the floor going to be exactly like the one in the Airlock & CR ? (By the way a dig that color)

Best regards and keep up the great job :wink:

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ale_recording wrote:
James that's really coming together, congrats!


Thanks! It has been a long, long road.



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That board missing... mmm... Murphy's Law comes to mind! LOL



Yeah, is that hilarious, or what? I thought I measured things so that I would have 2 extra boards in case I screwed up here and there. Oh well, measure, cut and stain one more board! Not a big deal I guess.



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Is the floor going to be exactly like the one in the Airlock & CR ? (By the way a dig that color)



It is the same type of engineered hardwood, but a different color, sorry! It will be a lighter color than the CR and the airlock.

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"All journeys start with one small step" as they say. I actually got started on the flooring for the live room, believe it not!!! 30" across, and 27 feet long!

Nothing more this weekend, today is Father's Day in the U.S., and I am spending the day with my family.

You can also see the soldering task that I still have in front of me!


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