Building studio false walls
Like many of you, I have a lot of instruments in my studio, and I love having them close by and ready to be played or recorded. But it really does create a lot of clutter, so I decided to build a couple of walls in two of the corners of my studio.
The walls would serve multiple purposes:
A - they will be cloth covered and reduce some of the high frequency reflections.
2 - they will allow for storage behind them and open up for access
III - they will increase the coolness factor of the look of the studio by covering up square corners.
|Here's the before photos:|
|You can see the MondoTraps in the corners and the guitars on the wall.|
Not bad looking, but I can't store all my mic stands and other instruments there.
|I have a whole lot more percussion instruments than this, which I could cram in the corners behind the new walls.|
|I got a 3D home design program and created my studio and the walls within it. I almost used the free google 3d design app, but it was pretty complicated for my simple mind, and we had a copy of HGTV's Home Design...|
|It's pretty amazing what you can do with stock 3D software. Not only did I put in the guitars, but also you can see my keyboard, speakers and Mackie control unit. The hardwood floors would really be nice, too.|
|As you can see here, I actually created every piece of wood for the walls in the software. That way, I knew exactly what to buy and how to make it, if it would work and so on...|
It is all 2 x 4's and 1 by 2's.
Building the Walls
|Since I knew the exact dimensions for the wood I needed, and I planned it using standard precut wood sizes, and I allowed for a little wiggle room, I just went to the hardware store with a list and walked out with the wood, precut and ready to go - for about $60 a wall.|
|I had to paint the black parts first and let them dry.|
|Then I laid out the parts and used wood screws to attach everything. The inner part of the wall is a door that is designed to be about 1/2 an inch smaller than the opening, to allow for the fabric covering. There are three hinges holding eachdoor and a handle built in into the door.|
|You can see the handle assembly piece here. I had to drill hole insets for the supplied handle bolts to reach.|
The Final Product
|The walls look great. They hide stuff behind them, lots of percussion, other instruments, guitars, mic stands and so on.|
|It's important to note that the walls are covered in fabric and not solid so as not to create a lot of bass build up.|
|They are only standing in place and only held there by a few cables bolted to the wall. It's pretty easy to do!|
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