The Big Think

March 6, 2007

Studio Contruction

Filed under: Studio Construction — jasony @ 10:30 pm

Did some catch-up work on the studio today. I caulked around all the new walls (as well as the old walls), ran Romex wire for the new circuits, sent a fish string through the cable runs in the wall (so I can pull cable later), and ripped the trim off the main door to re-measure it. I decided that instead of paying double for a 30″ special order solid core door I’m going to rip our and plane one of the jack studs from the current door opening. I only need to make it 1″ thinner and since it’s a non load-bearing wall (we enclosed the loft when we built the house) I don’t have to worry about strength. Even if it was load bearing, the door guy at Home Depot told me that they do this sort of thing all the time. It’s part of the reason they put a jack stud there in the first place. Anyway, it’s a moot point since there’ no load on that wall.
So I’ll save big bucks on the door and get a more standard one to boot. I lugged a 70 pound sheet of 5/8″ fireblock sheetrock up the stairs by myself just to see if I’ll need any help. Verdict: I’ll need help. That thing was huge and I’m amazed I was able to do it without damage to the wall or my back. Gotta find a neighbor who doesn’t mind helping a bit.
I did cut the roof/attic floor piece out and stick it up there. I plan on doubling up on all the sheetrock around the booth. That vocal booth is going to be DENSE.

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