#35

I skipped an update last week as the progress didn’t make for terribly interesting photos.

Painting is pretty well finished now, as is the electrical, at least what can be done before Brett Acoustics arrives and can lights need to be installed in the clouds. HVAC is ready for the compressors to be placed out back. Tomorrow the concrete floors in the lobby, hallway and instrument room will be polished. We expected the asphalt out back to be completed last week but a miscommunication between the excavator and the asphalt company has set them back a week. We were also hoping that Brett Acoustics would be out this week but it sounds like it will be next week before we see them.

So here is what has been done over the past two weeks.

The glass for all of the Overly sound doors arrived. We had a few pieces break in transit, but most made it in tact and are now installed. Each door gets one of the 3/4” laminated panes as well as one of the 1/4 laminated panes.

The glass for all of the Overly sound doors arrived. We had a few pieces break in transit, but most made it in tact and are now installed. Each door gets one of the 3/4” laminated panes as well as one of the 1/4 laminated panes.

The glass for the iso booth doors in studio 1.

The glass for the iso booth doors in studio 1.

Installing the seals and the bolts to hold the “inactive” door closed.

Installing the seals and the bolts to hold the “inactive” door closed.

The windows are sealed on both sides with neoprene strips.

The windows are sealed on both sides with neoprene strips.

Looking into studio 2, the baseboards have been installed as well as the glass in the doors. I can’t remember if I covered this here before but we were expecting these iso booth doors to have full glass instead of half glass, but a miscommunication somewhere in the process had them labeled as half on the plans. We asked about exchanging them for full glass but the company makes every door custom and will not exchange so we decided to save the $4k and stick with half glass.

Looking into studio 2, the baseboards have been installed as well as the glass in the doors. I can’t remember if I covered this here before but we were expecting these iso booth doors to have full glass instead of half glass, but a miscommunication somewhere in the process had them labeled as half on the plans. We asked about exchanging them for full glass but the company makes every door custom and will not exchange so we decided to save the $4k and stick with half glass.

Looking from the hallway through the sound lock into control room 2.

Looking from the hallway through the sound lock into control room 2.

Studio 1 with baseboards and glass installed in the iso booth doors.

Studio 1 with baseboards and glass installed in the iso booth doors.

Looking toward control room 1 from the iso booths.

Looking toward control room 1 from the iso booths.

Behind the studio the excavators began preparing the alley for asphalt.

Behind the studio the excavators began preparing the alley for asphalt.

Getting the west side of the building prepped.

Getting the west side of the building prepped.

We’ve been working with our neighbors to join together and pave most of the back alley which has been in great disrepair for years.

We’ve been working with our neighbors to join together and pave most of the back alley which has been in great disrepair for years.

Installing exterior lights along the west wall of the building.

Installing exterior lights along the west wall of the building.

The hallway was sanded again and painted again. To be honest I never had that much a problem with it as it was, but it does seem much smoother now.

The hallway was sanded again and painted again. To be honest I never had that much a problem with it as it was, but it does seem much smoother now.

Here is the hallway looking south from the house, toward the studios with the track lighting and pendant lights installed. Still hoping to have murals done in this hallway but having a hard time knowing what to do and how to pay for it!

Here is the hallway looking south from the house, toward the studios with the track lighting and pendant lights installed. Still hoping to have murals done in this hallway but having a hard time knowing what to do and how to pay for it!

The lobby with track lighting installed.

The lobby with track lighting installed.

Looking the other direction in the lobby.

Looking the other direction in the lobby.

Finishing up the lighting in the instrument storage room. As soon as our concrete floors are finished this week we can start moving things in and figuring out how to store all of our instruments and amps.

Finishing up the lighting in the instrument storage room. As soon as our concrete floors are finished this week we can start moving things in and figuring out how to store all of our instruments and amps.

Looking toward the hallway from upstairs in the instrument room.

Looking toward the hallway from upstairs in the instrument room.