Uhlectronic is operated from a diy home studio located in Dunedin, Florida which is dedicated to the creation of musical instruments and electronic music. All in one room, instruments are prototyped, manufactured and tested in a music studio setting.
I would like to share my favorite features of this space for those of you interested in building a studio for your own work. A useful space is very important for diy artists and it does not cost much if you plan carefully.
Most of my studio is constructed from plywood and 2×4 studs. I built a variety of workbenches, storage, and instrument racks for no more than $200 of materials. Consider how your workbenches will work together in a studio. Height is very important for comfort and productivity. I recommend a uniform height of 40 inches which will also make your surfaces fit together modular.
Start with simple diy designs and upgrade as your woodworking skill progress. I have found that diy work surfaces and storage are much more useful and space efficient than commercially available furniture. Think about what is best working for your studio now and how you may be able to make this space better without adding anything that will inhibit workflow.
Don’t get too carried away with planning your space, keep it simple and focused on your creation. I hope this article inspires you to make small investments in your workspace and one step closer to a professional artist. Art is work and it really helps to get your tools and space right. Please share in the comments how you are improving your space and workflow! Thank you for supporting Uhlectronic
Brian Mahoney / Uhlectronic