We now have 2 log cabins in our garden as well as a block built studio in a quiet
neighbourhood. While I haven't attempted to soundproof the log cabins, I've just finished
building a soundproof inner structure in the studio which is similar to what you would
need for the log cabin.
Think of the log cabin as an outer weatherproof shell
with virtually no soundproofing properties. If you have a suitably substantial floor you
can then build a separate room within the log cabin for soundproofing. If you only have
the standard wooden floor then it would be best to dismantle the log cabin, build a damp
proof concrete base and then re-erect the log cabin before building the inner room.
You will need a substantial floor because the inner room will have 2 or 3 layers
of acoustic plasterboard (a 19mm/12mm/15mm sandwich with green glue between layers is
ideal) and you will also need a roof of similar construction.
wouldn't want to use loud drums in there unless you have sympathetic neighbours but vocals
and guitar should be fine at any time of the day or night with that sort of
PS - I just wanted to add that we don't
find moisture build up to be a problem although the bigger cabin has a heater set very low
most of the time in the winter.
JRP Music - Audio Mastering and Restoration.
Edited by James Perrett (09/11/12 10:35 AM)