It's easy and cheap with some regular materials from the hardwarestore. Of course you can extend and improve with professoinal materials, but then it will cost you a lot more.
All you need is some space (1m2) and the materials shown in step one. If you follow this intructable the result will look like this: see pictures
Watch the video for the results:
if you just want to hear the results watch this short video:
Step 1: Gathering the Materials
-polystrene plates 1m x 50 cm x 5cm (10 pieces)
-Isotop isolation 1m x 50 cm (20 pieces)
*2 pieces of 2,45m x 5cm x 2,5cm (as wide as the polystrene)
*1 piece of 2,45m x 5cm x 7,5cm
*8 pieces of 1m x 5cm x 2,5cm
*2 pieces of 2m x 5cm x 2,5cm
*1 piece of 60cm x 5cm x 2,5cm
*1 piece of 10cm x 5cm x 2,5cm
-hardboard plates:(as light as possible, regarding the weight)
*2,45m x 1,05m (1 piece)
*2m x 1,05m (1 piece)
-door articulation (3 pieces)
-iron corner plates
Step 2: Constructing the 1st Wall
-Since we're gonna build a frame of woodbeams that will surround the polystrene blocks we need 2 beams of 1m x 5cm x 2,5cm as well.
-Make sure the inside of the frame is exactly 1m wide meter so the polystrene blocks will fit inside.
-The 2,45m length is the hight of my room so the frame will fit standing up.
-screw the frame together.
-Now take the hardboardplate of 2,45m x 1,05m (the wide of the frame) and nail it to one side of the frame using some proper nails.
-Fill the inside of the frame with the polystrene blocks. Since the hight of the room is 2m45 we're not completely using all the polystrene, but save the leftovers! Make sure the are no spaces between the blocks. Fill them if you can.
-Take the second hardboardplate and cover the other side of the frame so you create a nice solid wall that will fit standing up in your room.
Step 3: Constructing the 2nd Wall/door
I'm only using one hardboardplate on the outside of the door so the door is lighter in weight and the Isotop isolating stuff will also be covering it.
Special note: make the door as light as possible, it makes it for the rest of the frame a whole lot easier to support the weight of the door.
Step 4: Preparing the Existing Wall for Hanging the Door, Wall 3
-First measure the width of the wall created in step 1; this should be exactly 1,05m due to the polystrene blocks and the frame.
-Since the door will be hung in front of the 3rd wall we need the door when closed to fit perfectly between the existing wall and the wall we created ourselfs, we also need the know the thickness of the door. In my case 10cm.
-Now substract this 10cm from the width of wall 1 (1,05m) so you'll know were to place the 2,45m x 5cm x 7,5cm beam. this will be at 95cm, meassured from the back of wall 5. This is the effective size of the inside of micbooth.
-Make sure you attach the beam very well because all the weight of the door is gonna hang on this beam.
Note: the 7,5cm thickness of beam gives the door enough rotation space to open. If you place the door to close to the wall the door can't open!
Now that you've placed this beam we can go on creating the 3rd wall which will stop the door from going to far inside the micbooth when opened. This wall will also make the door much more soundproof.
-First we need 4 beams of 1m x 5cm x 2,5cm, one of 15cm x 5cm x 2,5cm and one of 55cm.
-Take one beam of 1m and attach it to the ceiling and the beam you've recently placed on the existing wall. This will make the frame of the 3rd wall.
-Now take a second beam of 1m and place it on the ground and also attach it to the beam against the wall.
-On top of this beam you place a piece of polystrene with the sizes: 15cm x 50cm x 1m. this is a piece I've still got left from step 2 and 3 (filling the frame with polystrene).
-On top of the polystrene you need to place another beam to keep it al in place. Attach the beams and the polystrene together using the beam of 15cm. creating a small frame around the piece of polystrene.
-Do the same at the top of the room using the full size of a polystrene block and the beam of 55cm.
Now you've created some sort of wall with dooropening...which we need to attach to the 1st wall we're now gonna place.
Step 5: Placing the 1st Wall
Use the iron corner plates doing this. I recommend to use screws designed for concrete when attaching wall 1 to wall 4.
Note: the door is gonna line up in exactly 90 degrees from wall 1 if closed. The place where you need to attach wall 1 to the structure from wall 3 is not at the end of wall 1, but at exactly 95cm from wall 4. (Look at the second picture with this step)
Step 6: Hanging the Door.
-Use the door articulations to attach the door to the 7,5cm beam.
Step 7: Isolating the Inside
All we need to do is isolate the whole micbooth.
I've used the isotop isolation because of the way it absorbs the sound and makes a great accoustic. It even gives the micbooth that studio look. Don't be supprised to find this isotop isolation in the hardwarestore, 'cause everybody is rapping or dj-ing nowadayz...
These isotop plates come in diffrent sizes, but the most regular one is 1m x 50cm x 5cm, I've used that one to.
The isolating is simple; just fill every cm of the wall (now you got 4 of them; including the door, wall 1 (you build) wall 4 (already existed) wall 5 (already existed) and wall 3)
You can use glue to do this but that's up to you, I've used tiny nails to attach them to the wall.
In my case I've got an old carpet from my neighbours during the making of this micbooth, because they thought it was a good idea, and wanted to help (hahaha I can imagine why...)
But I've covered the outside of the micbooth with it and it seems to work! But its something extra.
Step 8: Final Adjustments
If you want you can place an extra ceiling inside the micbooth by using again the polystrene blocks and the isotop isolation. Make this so light as possible and hang it in a few iron corner plate's in the top of the michbooth.
Also we're placing some polystrene on the ground. to cover it up I've used a piece of the old carpet again.
Step 9: The Result:
Now I know there are a lot of instructables that show you how to rap or freestyle such as:
but I think they're stupid!
There are no rules according to how to rap, I wish people would take the lyrics more seriously. So now you can say what you want but remember rap was ment as form of communication. You as owner of this micbooth got the responsebility to give us new insights and elevate rap to the new forms of storytelling so don't use this instructable for the bling bling but use it for communication.
watch the video for the results:
if you just want to hear the results watch this short video: