Sunday, 18 October 2015

Painting & Laminate Flooring

Decent weekend of progress. With all the plasterboard down, gaps filled in with plaster and it all sanded down, it was time to decide on the paint and laminate flooring. I wanted to create a contrast between the floor and walls so have gone for a dark floor and a light greyish paint. I was tempted to create some feature walls of bright red or green, but overall I wanted a place I felt comfortable in. It may have looked good (interesting), but may not have become a place I wanted to spend time in. So, here's what I opted for :
So, we're nearly there. Last things to do are to install the lights and of course, build a door, which I'm assured is going to be easy... Still undecided about the sofa, it looks a bit big in there and is going to be a problem when the door goes in. And be even worse if I need bass traps built...
In other news, I've re-done my website which will be launched when the studio is ready. Very minimal, but with all the information required. I also want to set up a web cam in the studio so people can see what I'm up to so have ordered one. This brings up a little problem as my Wi-Fi won't reach to the log cabin. So I've gone and bought one of these : 

Which should run the interweb on my electrical system. So should be able to have a wired connection in the studio, which should be pretty quick (in theory). I've also decided on a new desk :

So the studio is all coming together, should look pretty cool, nice and tidy.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Plastering done

Quick update to show the plastering has been done. Plastering and sanding down. Ready for a coat of emulsion...

Bit of a decision coming up. Am looking for a new studio desk to compliment the new studio. Got my eye on the following :

Sunday, 4 October 2015


So it's been a long day today and me & my small team (thanks all!) have managed to put up all the acoustic plasterboard. Needs a bit of sanding down and plastering over the top but that's minor compared to the effort today. Lights are still temporary, electric boxes are now stripped down ready for the wiring of the actual boxes. They will sit inside special plasterboard boxes.

Sofa has been moved into the studio which pleases the missus, still unsure if it's gonna stay in there as the door will make a problem out of it...

Building :

The End :

Saturday, 3 October 2015

I never want to see another bit of Rockwool...

A few more picture updates for you. All the Rockwool is in now (apart from the door which isn't constructed yet). All the electrics are wired up, temporary lights are in, plugs all working.

Tomorrow is when all the acoustic plasterboard is going in. Gonna be a long day. We're getting there! Just need to skim the plasterboard when it is up (probably), lay down some laminate flooring, paint the inside, and get a new studio desk in. Oh, and make a door. Then we can start making some noise!