How I Built an In-Home Sound Booth (2 of 3)

How I Built an In-Home Sound Booth (2 of 3)

Part 2: The Sound of Sweat Equity

microphone with text reading "Keep Calm and Start Recording"
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It’s tough being a woman at times. You don’t always get taken seriously when you are out buying a new car, or getting a quote from the roofer to fix that leak, let alone, while you are shopping at the hardware store. Feeling a little intimidated about starting my project, I enlisted the help of a buddy who worked in construction to help.

We agreed to meet up at our local Home Depot. I grabbed a cart and we hit the aisles. After 45 minutes and enlisting the help of some friendly staff, we bought most of everything I needed from the shopping list (see previous post for the tea).

An orange Home Depot cart with pic pipes, moving blanket, zip ties, and more.
Items purchased from Home Depot to start building my sound booth.


Once we got back to my place, we measured and cut the PVC pipe. I found the needle and thread that I needed. Later, I turned to Amazon to find and purchase the acoustic foam panels. I made quite a few purchases of foam, thinking that one set of foam panels would be enough to get rid of that nasty echo in the room.

Over the course of three or four days, I was alone, the office was a mess, and parts were everywhere. And you know what? I was so very happy. Blissfully happy! I had such a deep sense of accomplishment and ambition to reach my goals. My friends only heard from me through social media.

Facebook post with picture of mallet, grommet kit, knife, and moving blanket
My Facebook post showing the construction of the booth walls.


Focused and determined, I built the frame of the booth, finished the moving blanket, and zip tied the walls. My Rode podcaster microphone, reflector, and stand fit perfectly!

PVC pipe frame with microphone and stand
The PVC pipe frame for the sound booth.
PVC pipe frame with moving blanket warped as walls
The walls of the sound booth are installed with zip tied moving blanket.

I was so proud of my creation! Then, I looked up and realized…I didn’t put much thought into the roof of my sound booth! I had more work to do…

Posted: June 2, 2019
Author: Michelle Francine Turner
Editor: Angela Ferrannini Nielsen

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