Building Sprig Records Studio: Log Entry 6

20120412-070722.jpgOne of the coolest little features about the new studio is something my father is particularly proud of: a set of Jefferson Stairs.

Invented by the late President Thomas Jefferson in order to conserve space, Sprig’s variation uses a central laminated beam with incremental steps on either side. The effect is a surprisingly natural climb into The Loft that overlooks the Control Room and Main Studio A.

Bob Brola and his son Mike have taken the lead on this and thrown their hearts into the project. While the final steps will be more elaborate and include galvanized piping throughout the architecture, yesterday’s mock-up had all of us climbing on it like boys on a jungle gym.

Boys will be boys.




  • Billy Jepma

    Those were some sick looking stairs, can’t wait to see what they look like when they’re finished! 🙂 Oh, hey, just saw that you tagged me in the post! Haha, that’s awesome!

    • Did you see yourself in the pic? Subtle, but cool cameo appearance by YOU.

    • Billy Jepma

      Haha, I didn’t but do now! That’s awesome!

  • Gabe


  • DaddyH

    Ha ha ha.. Hopper boys will always be boys is true,it seems…Thank you,son. Daddy

  • Taisia

    Nice stairs! Looks like it’s going to be a great studio! 🙂