With everything painted, the finishes begin! I had always wanted to try my hand at making a wood wall, so try I did! Since I used steel studs for the wall construction, I furred out the wall with 1x2s so that I could nail the planks to the wall easier. I used thin tongue and groove cedar planks and stained them 4 different colors (lightest to darkest - honey walnut, cherry, early american, and kona). I started at the top to ensure a clean visible line, and then worked my way down the wall in a somewhat random pattern.
I really loved the way that this wall came out. The colors it brings back into the room is excellent. I also installed some new cage pendant lights in front of the wall so that I had some different lighting options. It really came out just the way I had wanted. You can also see my brand new desk that I built, and the fabric ceiling/massive acoustic cloud as well.
For the desk I modified some plans I found online to make for a deeper work surface. My previous desk was a multi level desk, but this works so much better for me, and if far more comfortable to use with my control surface and iMac all being on the same level. Used my keg jig for the pocket holes to assemble the table top, which turned out great.
Like I had mentioned in a previous post, the ceiling joists were filled with a dual layer of Roxul Safe n Sound over the mix position, and then I used Guilford of Maine fabric to stretch across the ceiling joists. I could have used a cheaper fabric, but GOM is fire rated, won't stretch out over time, and is acoustically transparent. For the areas where I stapled the fabric to the underside of the joists, I used lengths of mullion trim to cover the staples.
And those recessed lights? they are all tied to a Leviton dimmer switch on the wall that, through the Wink app, I can control from my phone. #awesome.
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