DIY Phone Booth

I agree but it also costs me over $5000 to build two phone booths that have just as good of soundproofing and that’s when I already had half of the walls built by including the room walls. It did take about 3 weeks for the contractors to finally complete the job and I can’t move them. This is where the phone booths have a big advantage. Plus, they do look cooler.

Phone booths don’t need to be sound-proof but distraction resistant. None of our phone rooms are sound proof but they do dampen the sound enough to make it comfortable for people to work next to them. I think that’s the general idea and they do work based on that measure.

That being said, I do wish they were sound proof.

Hi all. I recently stumbled upon this ‘affordable’ option for I was told ~$3k, with Lego-like easy assembly.
https://emagispace.com/solutions/privacy-pods/

JEROME CHANG

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On Dec 7, 2017, at 8:08 AM, Craig Baute - Creative Density Coworking [email protected] wrote:

I agree but it also costs me over $5000 to build two phone booths that have just as good of soundproofing and that’s when I already had half of the walls built by including the room walls. It did take about 3 weeks for the contractors to finally complete the job and I can’t move them. This is where the phone booths have a big advantage. Plus, they do look cooler.

Phone booths don’t need to be sound-proof but distraction resistant. None of our phone rooms are sound proof but they do dampen the sound enough to make it comfortable for people to work next to them. I think that’s the general idea and they do work based on that measure.

That being said, I do wish they were sound proof.

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I talked to a rep and they told me the phone booth kit costs around $7,000.

The good thing about EmagiSpace is that you could repurpose the walls and materials if you wanted to switch it up in the future.

Jerome, as an architect, I would love hear your thoughts about Emagispace. This could probably be a new thread. For example, if I was doing a new build out in an open space would this be a good option? Would it lower my risk of sprinkler regulation? Since there is a construction worker shortage, do you think is a good viable option?

I’m actively seeking to deploy eMagispace across a few projects right now.

What you have to recognize in the world of construction is that eMagispace’s sweet spot is partial height walls, whether that’s 5’ for cubicles or 20’ for warehouse spaces and for production sets. Partial height walls do not trigger a spate of building codes.

Once you build full-height walls and enclose the envelope by attaching this wall to the ceiling, is where I’m testing how all of this would work:

how does HVAC service each room?

how do sprinklers service each room? Or do they even need to?

how does egress, ADA, etc. get affected?

The dilemma becomes more critical for licensed architects:

would an architect be bound to submit to a building department for a permit if a product like eMagispace may not require getting a permit…but the architect may realize that the use of eMagispace may cause issues like egress, ADA, etc. to become critical?

would a regular person (typical coworkiing owners) who builds with eMagispace without a building permit be ethically concerned if he doesn’t know these critical issues might have come up in the first place?

So the safe thing is to get a building permit. But I anticipate that the building department will get more confused at the product and its impact than the effort to do the [potentially] right thing.

Stand by as I navigate this process. :slight_smile:

The answer will likely be some hybrid: selective application of the eMagispace product and selective submittal thru the building dept.

JEROME CHANG

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CENTRAL: Mid-Wilshire | 5405 Wilshire Blvd (2 blocks west of La Brea)

EAST: Downtown | 529 S. Broadway, Ste 4000 (@Pershing Square)

NORTH: Pasadena | 680 E. Colorado, Ste 180 (b/w Lake and Los Robles)

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On Dec 15, 2017, at 9:27 AM, Craig Baute - Creative Density Coworking [email protected] wrote:

I talked to a rep and they told me the phone booth kit costs around $7,000.

The good thing about EmagiSpace is that you could repurpose the walls and materials if you wanted to switch it up in the future.

Jerome, as an architect, I would love hear your thoughts about Emagispace. This could probably be a new thread. For example, if I was doing a new build out in an open space would this be a good option? Would it lower my risk of sprinkler regulation? Since there is a construction worker shortage, do you think is a good viable option?

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Hello,

I am.alos looking for a DIY solution for a office booth/pod. I also have been considering going the alibaba route but I think I can build one myself for much less. I did come accross this company www.phonebooths.com that is offering a single booth for less than $3000 including free shipping. I emailed them asking if they make a double occupancy configuration and they stated they do not. Id like to have at least one singe and one double unit. Of anyone comes across any DIY plans please share.

Marc

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On Friday, December 15, 2017 at 12:27:17 PM UTC-5, Craig Baute - Creative Density Coworking wrote:

I talked to a rep and they told me the phone booth kit costs around $7,000.

The good thing about EmagiSpace is that you could repurpose the walls and materials if you wanted to switch it up in the future.

Jerome, as an architect, I would love hear your thoughts about Emagispace. This could probably be a new thread. For example, if I was doing a new build out in an open space would this be a good option? Would it lower my risk of sprinkler regulation? Since there is a construction worker shortage, do you think is a good viable option?

Hello,

I have an eclectic space. A mix of modern and retro furnishings. I’m planning to repurpose some doors as walls and use an old wooden school desk or a gossip bench to go inside.

Wendy

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Hello,

I am.alos looking for a DIY solution for a office booth/pod. I also have been considering going the alibaba route but I think I can build one myself for much less. I did come accross this company www.phonebooths.com that is offering a single booth for less than $3000 including free shipping. I emailed them asking if they make a double occupancy configuration and they stated they do not. Id like to have at least one singe and one double unit. Of anyone comes across any DIY plans please share.

Marc

On Friday, December 15, 2017 at 12:27:17 PM UTC-5, Craig Baute - Creative Density Coworking wrote:

I talked to a rep and they told me the phone booth kit costs around $7,000.

The good thing about EmagiSpace is that you could repurpose the walls and materials if you wanted to switch it up in the future.

Jerome, as an architect, I would love hear your thoughts about Emagispace. This could probably be a new thread. For example, if I was doing a new build out in an open space would this be a good option? Would it lower my risk of sprinkler regulation? Since there is a construction worker shortage, do you think is a good viable option?

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Hi

Does anyone know of where to purchase a contemporary phone booth sign for the coworking phone station?

thanks

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On Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 12:53:26 PM UTC-7, Jensen Yancey wrote:

Hey everyone,

We have an open plan coworking office, and the number one thing I get asked for (and also the number one reason prospective members don’t join) is for a place to take calls. We have a conference room, but it’s on the other side of the building and people don’t really like to walk all the way over. What we do have is a 75 sq ft storage area that we dont use. It’s not completely walled off (it has a door but no ceiling so it just opens up into the coworking area) and I’ve been wondering if there’s a good DIY way to build a little phone booth in it so that people can take calls without the rest of the office hearing them. Has anyone done a project like that?

I’m building a stand alone booth. It would qualify as furniture so you don’t have to worry about code. It will bolt together (actually lag screws). I expect the entire cost to be around $500 - $600.

I’ll have it done by the end of the month and will toss up pictures and some blueprints when we’ve got it working and tested.

Brad

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On Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 10:04 AM, Wangmo Dixey [email protected] wrote:

Hi

Does anyone know of where to purchase a contemporary phone booth sign for the coworking phone station?

thanks

On Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 12:53:26 PM UTC-7, Jensen Yancey wrote:

Hey everyone,

We have an open plan coworking office, and the number one thing I get asked for (and also the number one reason prospective members don’t join) is for a place to take calls. We have a conference room, but it’s on the other side of the building and people don’t really like to walk all the way over. What we do have is a 75 sq ft storage area that we dont use. It’s not completely walled off (it has a door but no ceiling so it just opens up into the coworking area) and I’ve been wondering if there’s a good DIY way to build a little phone booth in it so that people can take calls without the rest of the office hearing them. Has anyone done a project like that?

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Brad,

Are you planning on selling these? I may have some interest if so.

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On Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 10:04 AM, Wangmo Dixey [email protected] wrote:

Hi

Does anyone know of where to purchase a contemporary phone booth sign for the coworking phone station?

thanks

On Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 12:53:26 PM UTC-7, Jensen Yancey wrote:

Hey everyone,

We have an open plan coworking office, and the number one thing I get asked for (and also the number one reason prospective members don’t join) is for a place to take calls. We have a conference room, but it’s on the other side of the building and people don’t really like to walk all the way over. What we do have is a 75 sq ft storage area that we dont use. It’s not completely walled off (it has a door but no ceiling so it just opens up into the coworking area) and I’ve been wondering if there’s a good DIY way to build a little phone booth in it so that people can take calls without the rest of the office hearing them. Has anyone done a project like that?

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Dear Brad

What about a sign above the door and any suggestions for noise cancellation for the phone booth?

Thanks in advance

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On Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 11:01 AM, Brad Attig [email protected] wrote:

I’m building a stand alone booth. It would qualify as furniture so you don’t have to worry about code. It will bolt together (actually lag screws). I expect the entire cost to be around $500 - $600.

I’ll have it done by the end of the month and will toss up pictures and some blueprints when we’ve got it working and tested.

Brad

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On Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 10:04 AM, Wangmo Dixey [email protected] wrote:

Hi

Does anyone know of where to purchase a contemporary phone booth sign for the coworking phone station?

thanks

On Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 12:53:26 PM UTC-7, Jensen Yancey wrote:

Hey everyone,

We have an open plan coworking office, and the number one thing I get asked for (and also the number one reason prospective members don’t join) is for a place to take calls. We have a conference room, but it’s on the other side of the building and people don’t really like to walk all the way over. What we do have is a 75 sq ft storage area that we dont use. It’s not completely walled off (it has a door but no ceiling so it just opens up into the coworking area) and I’ve been wondering if there’s a good DIY way to build a little phone booth in it so that people can take calls without the rest of the office hearing them. Has anyone done a project like that?

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No, shipping would be too much. We’re just looking for an affordable way to make a phone booth for coworking locations on a shoe string.

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On Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 11:51 AM, Ryan Rodenbeck [email protected] wrote:

Brad,

Are you planning on selling these? I may have some interest if so.

On Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 1:50 PM Brad Attig [email protected] wrote:

I’m building a stand alone booth. It would qualify as furniture so you don’t have to worry about code. It will bolt together (actually lag screws). I expect the entire cost to be around $500 - $600.

I’ll have it done by the end of the month and will toss up pictures and some blueprints when we’ve got it working and tested.

Brad

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On Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 10:04 AM, Wangmo Dixey [email protected] wrote:

Hi

Does anyone know of where to purchase a contemporary phone booth sign for the coworking phone station?

thanks

On Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 12:53:26 PM UTC-7, Jensen Yancey wrote:

Hey everyone,

We have an open plan coworking office, and the number one thing I get asked for (and also the number one reason prospective members don’t join) is for a place to take calls. We have a conference room, but it’s on the other side of the building and people don’t really like to walk all the way over. What we do have is a 75 sq ft storage area that we dont use. It’s not completely walled off (it has a door but no ceiling so it just opens up into the coworking area) and I’ve been wondering if there’s a good DIY way to build a little phone booth in it so that people can take calls without the rest of the office hearing them. Has anyone done a project like that?

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Etsy is always good for funky signs.

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On Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 10:04 AM, Wangmo Dixey [email protected] wrote:

Hi

Does anyone know of where to purchase a contemporary phone booth sign for the coworking phone station?

thanks

On Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 12:53:26 PM UTC-7, Jensen Yancey wrote:

Hey everyone,

We have an open plan coworking office, and the number one thing I get asked for (and also the number one reason prospective members don’t join) is for a place to take calls. We have a conference room, but it’s on the other side of the building and people don’t really like to walk all the way over. What we do have is a 75 sq ft storage area that we dont use. It’s not completely walled off (it has a door but no ceiling so it just opens up into the coworking area) and I’ve been wondering if there’s a good DIY way to build a little phone booth in it so that people can take calls without the rest of the office hearing them. Has anyone done a project like that?

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Brad,

You could sell the designs to a lot of us as well if you don’t want to ship them.

Anyone in the UK here? You can get an office phone booth for £1,400 on meavo.com

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On Wednesday, 26 September 2018 18:52:34 UTC+1, Craig Baute - Creative Density Coworking wrote:

Brad,

You could sell the designs to a lot of us as well if you don’t want to ship them.

I’ve seen different phone booth options on alibaba.

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On Thu, Nov 1, 2018, 2:24 PM Thomas Anselmino <[email protected] wrote:

Anyone in the UK here? You can get an office phone booth for £1,400 on meavo.com

On Wednesday, 26 September 2018 18:52:34 UTC+1, Craig Baute - Creative Density Coworking wrote:

Brad,

You could sell the designs to a lot of us as well if you don’t want to ship them.

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