Vocal Sound Booth Whisper Room Build: Part 2 covering the exterior and interior

Vocal Sound Booth Whisper Room Build: Part 2 covering the exterior and interior

October 10, 2019 5 By Kailee Schamberger


part two of the whisper room build we’re
gonna take a look at adding the carpet and the acoustic foam to the interior of
my vocal booth whisper room where I’m gonna be doing all of my future youtube
voice-over work don’t forget to follow me on social media on Twitter at botzendesign and now on Instagram also at Botzendesign my name is Eric Strebel
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the video on the shelf t-shirts hoodies stickers leggings and phone cases in the
last build we finished off by doing the major woodworking assembly on the
whisper room and this build we’re gonna finish all the carpeting and most of the
acoustic interior insulation I’m going to start off by adding wheels to the
base so that I can roll around my unit wherever I need to put it and use it
about some nice urethane casters at my local caster supply warehouse so it can
handle the load of the booth and roll is really nice wherever I need to roll it
I’m adding some additional supports into the floor the floor was just a half-inch
MDF gives it a nice little spring beneath my feet but it still needs a
little bit of support let’s start covering this unit with the fabric that
I bought it’s this standard black or gray cabinet felt fabric stuff and it’s
going to cover the entire booth that’s going to prevent a little bit of sound
from coming into the booth and just making it look nice since I didn’t want
to paint it we lay down this fabric after we cut it to size and I use
a little blue squeegee from the middle outward to lay it all flat and I’m using
standard carpet adhesive that I trowel down and then the black fabric covering
here just adheres to it quite well on the base I’m gonna staple it underneath
the edges to make everything nice and clean alright that’s the first piece
covered in the fabric we can move on to the rest of the walls and the top so
we’re in carpet the ceiling as well mainly this is the outside you can see
the part cord sticking out the top here I get my son to help me a little bit use
the same method that same carpet adhesive and we’re gonna do the same
thing for all the other sides good thing to have extra pair of hands here and my
boy holds the corners we lay it down stretch it out really nice and I don’t
know what ace is doing there he’s just being a dog alright
always from the middle outward just like you’re stretching a canvas same deal
here works quite well this carpet stuff I think about it from Parts Express was
it too expensive cover all the walls let everything dry overnight and I’m going
to come back and we’ll trim everything out in the morning its morning time now
trim and everything just using a standard razor here cutting out the
openings for the power that will get covered with an outlet cover in the very
end here I’m just using a pair of scissors easy to cut this stuff
just take your time all right let’s put things together see how they look so we
can start working on the interior acoustic foam all right lock down the
wheels for the bass so it doesn’t roll around and we’ll start putting the walls
together ace is gonna supervise I guess ace is my dog by the way Staffordshire
Terrier part-time guard dog full-time groundhog killer sorry woodchuck killer
yeah really all right put the walls together
they basically go together with a couple of screws top and bottom on each of the
corners put your up the wall the ceiling in here and plug that in light LED
ceiling light very nice super happy about that it’s also dimmable I don’t
have that quite hooked up yet here but in the final build
that’ll be dimmable all right we need to cover the door arch supports these are
the pieces that go to the right and to the left of the door I’ve been putting
off doing the door it’s probably one of the hardest parts of this build but one
piece at a time this is just a monster build for me it took me it’s taken me
weeks weeks literally weeks in between all my other projects and I’m super busy
so I haven’t been able to work on full time trim everything out and you’ll
notice you know I trim everything right to the edges because this stuff gets
covered with the acoustic foam later on we’ve got the one arch on the left
and then the other arch on the right and you can see over there on the right hand
side some of the turnbuckles have been installed so in addition to this two
screws in every single corner there are these turn buckles that basically clamp
and hold the tops and the bottoms together on this unit so it makes it
super easy to disassemble so here the door frame gets attached to the hinges
you can start to see that come together so let’s attach one of the fascias onto
the door again 1/2 inch plywood just excuse me quarter-inch plywood just like
every thing else in the construction of this thing and so the door has one face
on it here I’m gonna add a handle and this is from a very old project maybe 2005 something like that I did a door
handle for an automotive supplier that was a plating company and they pleaded a
lots of door handles in different plastic pieces and that’s a door handle
that I designed for them so that they could use to showcase their finishes
there I was just roughing in the window for the door yeah the door has to have a
window so you don’t get scared and you can see out see what’s going on see that
people that are inside the booth see if the lights on that sort of thing and I
lay it on the table saw of course you know not using the table saw the way
you’re supposed to you lift the blade up into the plywood to cut it actually
works quite well just be super safe here so that is the window roughed in for the
door and here I am adding the turnbuckles
for the front face of the unit and I’ll show you real quick how these
turnbuckles work about these on eBay in bulk and they’re adjustable and they
work quite well I had to modify them very slightly to make them fit for my
unit the turnbuckles also have little metal tabs that come
down beyond the turnbuckles and that’s what helps line up the walls with the
base there you can see how they go and then they hook into a little catch piece
on the bottom and you can tighten them to kind of suck everything together when
you assemble this alright it’s finally time to do the interior acoustic foam I
have an electric carving knife works fantastic for cutting foam
I’ve probably cut more foam with it than turkeys actually and I’m using the spray
mount that they actually sold at the local foam supplier place I bought this
foam the acoustic foam locally I’m wearing full-on mask safety gear here
since I’m spraying this stuff even though I’m doing it outside it’s
basically spray mount you do not want this stuff on the inside of your body so
both of us are wearing respirators here just being safe since we’re in close
proximity to this stuff and it grabs fantastic I have no worries about this
stuff that it’s gonna delaminate over time it’s quite quite sticky so back
panel here hang this stuff works really well alright let’s turn our attention
back to the door so we gotta add the insulation in the door just like
everything else in this unit now the door has a window and I am cutting
basically the groove for where the glass is gonna go on the
inside channels we’re gonna do a double insulated window and I’m gonna leave
lots of extra room using a little bit of crappy rust-oleum here kind of really
hate their products their enamel it’s just super nasty but they had a red
cherry color that matched the turnbuckles perfectly so this is my
little red accent and I’m just spraying it down no primer no nothing don’t
really care about the woodgrain showing or anything like that just give it a
couple coats make it red and then the edges of the quarter inch plywood get a
little bit of paint as well since those will be visible I use a little piece of
cardboard here just to mask off so I don’t get any paint on my handle alright
while that paint is drawing on the door we’re gonna turn our attention to the
business end of the unit which is the wall that gets the monitor mounted to it
a shelf and where I will actually be facing while I’m doing the voice-over so
there is a support in the middle of the wall and all the stuff has been pre-cut
out so that my acoustic foam can attach to it this is a little bit tricky right
here so there’s a wall mount there is a mount for the monitor and then that big
wide horizontal cutout is for the shelf where the keyboard and the trackpad will
go you can see to the left the outlets and the dimmer and on and off switch for
the lights so attack everything in place this was a little bit tricky you want
things to line up a halfway decent and pretty good like I said the glue pretty
sticky stuff let’s attach this wall here back in place you can see how this pops
in that’s nice about the construction of this unit is that all the walls come
apart and if you want to work on one or do something to it they are easy to take
out and put back into place alright so that’s where we’re gonna stop
for this video ace has already taken a little nap in
the next video we are gonna button everything up and finish the units don’t
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