Building a modular/portable stage
May 1, 2012 4:37 AM Subscribe
Plans/suggestions for constuction a low portable (modular, sectioned) stage?
posted by unSane to Media & Arts (11 answers total)
I'd like to build a stage for my band. The motivation is threefold.
First, our rehearsal room is a steel outbuilding with a concrete floor. Not only is it very dirty -- so cables and pedalboards get filthy -- but it also gets damp and can even flood in extreme weather, so a clean floor which raises the equipment off the ground would be very helpful. At the moment we put the amps on concrete blocks.
Second, I'd like to be able to host small outdoor gigs in my (big) yard, which is grassed at the moment. Again it's mostly a question of raising the equipment off the ground, more than elevating the performers.
Third, it could double as a drum riser on bigger stages.
We are a bit tight on storage so something that collapses (when we WANT it to, that is) would be helpful.
Something 24' x 20' would be ideal, in 4'x4' sections.
The simplest version I could think of is 4'x4' 3/4" ply screwed on 2x6 stringers which could be placed directly on the ground, or supported on piers which also locked it together. These are going to be kind of heavy and unwieldy, though.
Has anyone done this kind of thing or know of any good plans or cunning tricks? I really don't want to spend a ton of time or money on it, so something simple.
I have access to all the necessary tools - table saw, mitre saw etc.
Bonus for photos/plans.