- Is a frame that is hard-covered and is used to create ‘walls’ on stage.
- Hollywood flats are also referred to as studio or TV flats.
- They are typically built out of 1 x 3 (nominal size) pine, with the framing pieces laid on edge on the floor when assembling, and then covered on one side with a ‘hard cover’ like ¼” luan.
- Since the hard cover typically comes in 4’ x 8’ sheets, a framing member (seam catch) is placed at 8’ to ‘catch’ both edges of the sheet goods. (see drawing)
- For maximum strength and stability, use appropriate fasteners and wood glue.
- Please note that when dimensions of lumber are given, the actual size will be followed by an inch (1”) or foot (1’) mark, while the nominal size will not.
- Example: Nominal size = 1 x 3 vs Actual size = ¾” x 2 ½” (Learn more here)
- Always check for square!
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