Introduction: ‘Granny Shack’ Presentation Booth

A project to build a shack for under $150 using materials found in Home Depot. It reincarnated into a presentation booth during its development.

price calculations

2” x 3” - 8’—9 pieces @ $1.92    = $ 17.28
4’ x 8’ plywood     = $ 12.57
Rigid angle connectors—19 pieces @ $ 1.98 = $ 37.62
Stair connectors—4 pieces @ $ 5.85  = $ 23.40
1-1/2” angle connectors—6 pieces @ $ 0.58 = $ 3.48
3” angle connectors—12 pieces @ $ 1.23  = $ 14.76
Hinge—2 sets @ $ 2.58    = $ 5.16

TOTAL      = $ 114.27

Step 1: 1

Buy 1 piece of 4’ x 8’ plywood with 3/4” minimum thickness & 8 pieces of 1 1/2” x 2 1/2” dimensional lumber.

Step 2: 2

Cut the plywood with 2 diagonal cuts from one corner to the midpoint of the opposing side. Cut 3 pieces of the dimensional lumber exactly in half.

Step 3: 3

Glue the 2 right triangle pieces together so you have 2 triangles with congruous dimensions. Combine the dimensional lumbers into 3 frames using ‘sandwich rigid-angle’ connectors.

Step 4: 4

Use stair angle connectors to connect the 2 plywood triangles into one of the lumber frames by putting the triangles into vertical positions.

Step 5: 5

Connect the remaining 2 lumber frames by positioning them perpendicular against the base frame.

Step 6: 6

Use these 2 perpendicular frames as a handle to tilt the object in its entirety 900 into upright position.

Step 7: 7

Reposition the perpendicular frames into your desired positions.
IMPORTANT: move one frame at a time. Make sure to fasten and properly connect a repositioned frame before you reposition the other.

Step 8: 8

Using scrap objects you can find, reinforce the strength of each lumber frames’ corners. IMPROVISE!

Step 9: My 1st Version: Shack

November 19th, 2011

Step 10: My 2nd Version: Presentation Booth

December 12, 2011

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