If you enjoy singing or staging plays, you may want to learn how to build a stage. This stage is 8 feet deep, 2 feet high and 16 feet wide.
Required Tools and Materials
One or two helpers
3/8 inch thick plywood (four 4 x 8 sheets)
Six 4 by 4 inch posts (two feet long)
Electric drill and drill bits
Box of screws (2 inches)
Eighteen 2 x 4 inch boards, 7 feet 9 inches long
Four 2 x 4 inch boards, 8 feet long
Get one of the 8 ft 2 x 4 boards and one of the 7 ft 9 in 2 x 4s. Position them so they are at right angles. Have the shorter board’s end butted to the longer board’s side. Screw the joint and add a 4 x 4 inch leg brace at the corner. Screw it on the 2 x 4s. Repeat at the other corner.
Now you have to learn how to build a stage’s middle two corners. Place a 4 x 4 on one of the 8 ft 2 x 4’s unattached ends. Have half of the 4 x 4’s width go beyond the 2 x 4. Fasten the leg with a couple of screws. Repeat this step on the other side.
Join a 7 ft 9 in 2 x 4 onto the interior of the legs. Wedge this between the rear and front 8 ft 2 x 4s. Apply a couple of screws on the joints.
Repeat steps 1 to 3 to make an eight foot square. Join this to the first eight ft square on the middle legs. The finished frame should be 8 x 16 feet.
Get the remaining 14 7 ft 9 in wood boards and use them as supports for the floor. Run them back to front and distribute 12 inches apart. Screw in these supports at the rear and front. Apply the screws on the joints.
Turn the stage up. Get a couple of people to help you here. Place the stage where you want it at the yard.
Put plywood sheets on the frame. Align them side to side and fasten the plywood on the outer frame. Apply the screw on every 18 inches.
As you can see, it is not that complicated to learn how to build a stage. You just need to make sure you have all the right tools and make the right measurements.