Today was the first day of works, the lumber was delivered, the carpenter arrived on time and fixed everything into place, everything ran smoothly... wait, I dreamt that.
No, what ACTUALLY happened was it rained through the night and the road became a stream. No driving to or from the farmhouse today (possibly even a few days).
Back to the drawing board, literally. The following is the latest draft of the control room:
This gives me an opportunity to read more about the joys of Helmholtz resonators and why they're an important element in the acoustic treatment of studios...