Survey and plot layout
Pouring the concrete footings with my friends Steve Flaherty and Eddie Orlando
Floor and exterior wall framing
Exterior side walls complete
Working on front and back exterior walls
Ceiling joists going up
Getting ready for the rafters
Putting in rafters (and having a little fun too!)
Cutting the vinyl siding with my father in-law Charlie and Eddie
Time to relax with the finished exterior
Special thanks goes to Eddie Orlando for all his help with the framing and exterior work!
What a mess!!
Much nicer with finish grade and slate stones
Insulating the exterior wall with acoustic insulation
Sheetrocking walls and ceiling
My contraption for sheetrocking ceiling by myself
Finish sheetrock with opening for attic
Framing for interior "wall within a wall" sound deadening system
Jackhammerring trench for electrical and communication cables
My 2 favorite helpers, my sons Ben and Zack, on snack break
Wiring electrical panel and stage floor and stage face outlets
Wiring for cable TV, internet and telephone
Finished all the wiring!!
Resilient channel on ceiling for mounting isolated sheetrock for sound deadening system
Finished acoustic insulation and electric heater in interior wall
Acoustic insulation in stage floor with outlet in floor for next to drumkit
Also has 2 outlets in front face of stage for guitarists to plug into
Ceiling sheetrock on resilient channel with blue sound vibration isolation tape
Couple more pieces of sheetrock and we're done!!
Plaster is done and mounting track lights
Finished track and wall sconce lights
Getting ready to mount pull down attic stairs
Pull down attic stairs for storage of all my drum cases
Finished attic stairs
Padding is laid down and getting ready to carpet
And the job is done!!!, well almost
My 2 favorite helpers helping me move equipment out from old studio...
....and into new studio
Almost got all my stuff out here!!
Posing for the ribbon cutting ceremony with my beautiful wife Julia and Ben and Zack
Here we goooooo......
....I let Ben have the honors! What a dad!
Payday for a job well done.....GUMBALLS!!!!!
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