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ijohno 12-11-2013 05:11 AM

Remodeling my Sliding door closet
 
Hello everyone,

This is my first post and I would like some help on remodeling my sliding door closet.

I am a fresh graduate out of college working with a good paying job and I am looking into remodeling my sliding door closet in my bedroom.

My design:

To remove the doors and the fixtures inside and build a full "office".
This is NOT MY ROOM, very SIMILAR to what my closet looks like http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9...fuqwo1_400.jpg

The one question I want to ask if that... my walls are thin like paper. Well not that thin, but it's thin enough for me to hear my dad snoring sometimes. With that, I am afriad once I build my office for telecommuting that they would hear my late night work or early morning work with my keyboard and mice clicking away. What could I do to prevent noise from reaching their side of the wall and disturbing them? [Noise/ sound cancelling] I do not want to tear down my wall or destory anything. Could it be possible to simply put up a large piece of wood on top of the existing wall? Or what would I need to do?

Thank you in advance.

rossfingal 12-11-2013 05:25 AM

Here's some info on "sound proofing" -
http://www.soundproofingcompany.com/...roofing-walls/

Originally, posted by another member here. :)

Windows on Wash 12-11-2013 08:10 AM

Good link.

I think you are probably overestimating on what typing might sound like. Unless you mount the keyboard to the wall, you should be fine.

Blondesense 12-11-2013 11:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Windows on Wash (Post 1277261)
Good link.

I think you are probably overestimating on what typing might sound like. Unless you mount the keyboard to the wall, you should be fine.

FWIW, the other day, after DH woke up from a nap he asked me "What was that noise earlier?"
It was my printer running in the next room. So thinking about noise may not be a bad idea.

Windows on Wash 12-11-2013 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blondesense (Post 1277322)
FWIW, the other day, after DH woke up from a nap he asked me "What was that noise earlier?"
It was my printer running in the next room. So thinking about noise may not be a bad idea.


You running one of these...?

http://www.sibeliusblog.com/wp-conte.../dotmatrix.jpg

I agree that he is awfully conscientious at this point. Just not sure the keystrokes will make the difference.

Blondesense 12-11-2013 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Windows on Wash (Post 1277335)
You running one of these...?

Not quite THAT old....

rossfingal 12-11-2013 03:38 PM

If you want to do some type of sound-proofing -
without major reconstruction of walls.
Here's one way we've done it.
Add a layer of 5/8" drywall, glued with "PL Poly Const. Adhesive" -
Screw the drywall to the existing wall -
You don't have to screw it too tight (PL Poly will bridge 1/8") -
Don't screw it "dead-tight".

ijohno 12-11-2013 06:34 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions.

I use mechanical keyboards depending on my work: blue, red, black and brown switches. Each have a noise level that can or cannot be heard, so I don't wanna be typing away and having my parents get mad at me at night haha.

Thank you guys!


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