4′ x 8′ Broadway Flat


  • Is a frame that can be hard or soft-covered and is used to create ‘walls’ on stage.
  • They are typically built out of 1 x 3 (nominal size) pine, with the framing pieces laid flat on the floor when assembling, corner blocks and keystones/straps are used to connect the pine, and then covered on opposite side with a fabric ‘soft cover’ or a wood ‘hard cover’.
  • IMPORTANT: This flat is hard covered. Since stretching muslin over a flat is a whole other art form, this plan focuses primarily on the construction of the frame.
  • This flat measures 4’ x 8’ and is made out of 1 x 3 pine and ¼” Luan.
  • 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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