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Building a sweep wall?
Old 02-25-2007, 10:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Quick question, how do you build a sweep wall for a studio?

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There are several ways to do it, one of which is to have it built in when you build your home studio. That's what Peter Gowland did back in the '60s. His sweep was both at the floor and at the ceiling! I think it was a 30" radius. "After market" solutions would include building a frame and using veneer, vinyl, or formica to cover it - the problem, of course, will be blending the seams on the wall and floor - which would be tricky. Continuous vinyl flooring top to bottom is probably the best answer.

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Here is the wall I built in my studio. I used 2X4's and 1/4 inch plywood.
From the where the wall and floor meet, the slope goes out 37 inches and up 37 inches. The thickness of the plywood (1/4") then was mudded out about another 10 inches to have a nice and smooth transition with the wall and floor.

I didn't have my camera with me when we built the slope, so all I have is a picture with my cell phone. Hope it helps.




You can also look at the finished images along with several other shots of my studio here

http://www.gabormayer.com/images/studio/
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I know it sounds hokey, but for the seems-- bondo automotive filler works great. Easy to sand, fairly flexible and paints well.
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Gaborm,
thanks for the pictures, I'll probably do it the same way.

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bondo sound good. I think when I do the studio I'll use it. Especially for the floor seam. Mudd would crack when stepped on.

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The frame is right, but it is cheeper to use sheet rock. Just get a form, either one of the mud tubes used for piers, or a plain sided barrel (they are usually heavy card board or "fiberform") Lay the sheet rock on it, and then wet it down. You may have to wet it a couple of time, but it will sag over the form and you just cut it and put it up. Not bad huh? That is how one repairs old coved ceilings!
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They have ready made sweep sections that you buy and install and then mud and tape the seams. Or you could build a bunch of ribs and form plywood overthem and then 1/4 inch drywall. No one walks on the cove part. Keep the skateboards off of it. :-)
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