How To Build A Wood Stage Quickly And Efficiently

Building a wood stage may seem like a daunting task. Truth is, it is very easy. With very little work, you can have an elevated platform inside a classroom or a play place.

Here’s how you can build a wood stage.

Things Needed

Saw – Nails – Plywood – Hammer – Drill – Wood Planer

All of these things can be collected from local home improvement store. To save cash, you don’t necessarily have to buy a hammer and saw. Mostly your neighbors or your pupils will have them. Just contact their parents and politely ask if you could borrow (NOTE: It is best if you pick from their house. Don’t let the kids handle harsh equipment).

To purchase lumber, look for pieces which are straight and are free from knots. If your stage is placed on concrete or it will be displayed outside, pressure treated lumber is a good option to consider.

Shaping The Wood

Take a circular saw and accurately cut several pieces of 2x4s. You need lots of these pieces to form a formidable support for your stage. Remember the golden rule of carpentry “Measure twice, cut once” This will help minimize the loss of wasted wood. After browsing through sites reading planer reviews, pick one up as you need one to help shape and perfect your widths.

Starting The Project

Once all the materials have been collected, it is now time to build your stage. Take three 3’9’’ pieces of plywood (size 2×4) and start laying them. Leave about 4 feet of space between them. You have to arrange a space of 2.4m pieces of 2×4 plywood and make sure you arrange the pieces on top and bottom of frame, in order to complete it.

Screw the wood to hold it tightly in place. Addition of 2 2×4’ to each frame corner will serve as legs, if they are held by bolts.

Prevent your wood from splitting by drilling a pivot hole. Two screws can be used to fasten the pieces of wood.

Attach two 3 feet 9 inch, pieces of wood between the ends of two 8 inch pieces of wood. The 2 feet sections of wood will serve as legs. Clamp the legs to begin drilling. For each leg, drill two holes. Attach the legs to 8’ piece and slide a washer of 3” bolts, inserted inside the holes.

Fasten the stage platform to the frame. Turn over the platform and place a sheet of plywood. Join all the separate pieces to make a larger stage.

You can paint the stage in black color. You can also cover the stage with black colored cloth to hide stage legs.

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