I decided to turn half my garage into a place to jam or just work on the computer.
I have had this video up for about 2 years now and I am blown away with the number of views! With the count about to cross 100,000 I thought I'd answer a few comments.
First of all, I believe it cost me about $2,000 to build I didn't really keep track but that was the ballpark. It took me about a month to build after work and on the weekends.
The entire room is framed inside half the garage without touching any of the outside walls, so a room within a room. This allows the sound waves to dissipate without travelling outside, it is truly astonishing how loud I can be in there with a full band and it sounds like just a small radio is playing in there.
Don't worry, I have a bar fridge in there, that is always stocked full of beer and hard cider. I also keep a selection of aged Irish Whiskeys and Spiced Rums :-)
Some of the comments on my mudding and taping are correct, this was me learning, I am much better now. These days I hardly have to sand at all, and certainly wouldn't need a sanding machine, although it was fun to use and looked cool in the vid.
I should mention that it is really, really dry here in Calgary, so I was a little sloppy with moisture concerns, but it really doesn't matter here.