Is a frame that is hard covered and then legged to provide a surface to walk on.
These are stationary and often at different heights to provide varying levels on stage.
They are typically built out of 2×4 (nominal size) lumber, with the framing pieces laid on edge on the floor when assembling, and then covered on one side with a ‘hard cover’ like ¾” plywood.
The plan is for the main frame of the platform, legs can be cut to user’s specifications.
If the legs are taller than 18”, side bracing must be used to avoid lateral movement.
Platforms tend to be ‘squeaky’ if not glued properly. If glue is not used, consider using a sound dampener (like duvetyn) between joints and frame to lid.
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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