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Old 07-13-16, 02:10 PM
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How to put up wooden beams wall to wall in my garage

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I have a real easy question. I have a garage that is 6 meters (20ft) X 3 meters (10ft) and want to convert it into a music recording studio. I need to create a false ceiling which I will fill with insulation. What I need to do is to hang wooden beams / studs across the width of the garage about 20 inches below the actual ceiling as in the diagram. I then intend to staple some fabric on the beams and stuff the 20 inch cavity above with insulation

What is the easiest way to do this? It doesn't need to support a lot of weight as the insulation is light but it should be sturdy. Name:  Untitled-1.jpg
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Old 07-13-16, 02:33 PM
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You would need to put up a perimeter ledger first. 2x6's will work best. Nail these to your wall studs. Then get 10' long 2x6 and toenail them inbetween. Be sure they fit tight, which will make it easier for one guy to install them. Put them on either 16" or 24" centers so that your insulation will fit. 16" on center (14 1/2" between joists) might be better if you don't want your fabric to sag as much.

I see you point to at least one masonry wall. If the walls are masonry you will want to tapcon the ledger to the cement. Use 1/4" 2 3/4" hex head tapcon screws. Drill a 3/16" pilot hole for them with a hammer drill.
 
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Thanks for the info. How do I attach the perimeter ledger to the wall though and should I use 2 X 6's for the perimeter and for the studs?

To answer your question, the walls are all masonry
 
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Thought I answered that. If the walls are masonry you will want to tapcon the ledger to the cement. Use 1/4" 2 3/4" hex head tapcon screws. Drill a 3/16" pilot hole for them with a hammer drill. I would probably screw it every 16".

You would need to put up a perimeter ledger first. 2x6's will work best. Then get 10' long 2x6 and toenail them inbetween.
 
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What is the reason you can't insulate the existing ceiling joists to get the thickness of insulation you need? Do the existing joists run in the 10 feet direction?
 
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When it comes to acoustics you want to isolate everything you can from the walls, floors etc, its much more important than how much you spend on sound insulating panels.

Don't hang drywall directly to wood which is just screwed into studs. Use a Resilient Channel system.
 
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Old 07-18-16, 02:28 AM
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resilient channels are for soundproofing not acoustic treatment. I am building acoustic treatment panels for my room and the ceiling is the main area because it is closest hard wall in most given rooms

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I want to build this false ceiling to fill the cavity with insulation which I will then cover with fabric. the insulation works to absorb the sound not to stop it escaping although this is the case to some extent as well
 
 

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