Kids loves to sing, dance, play shows...
Parents need that their kids will have something that will keep them busy, and if possibble, discharge their energy... :)
So, what's required is something to help them to perform both...
I decided to build them a very simple stage platform, which can also be used as a bed when they're tired after playing :):)
The stage can have different dimensions, but this specific build dimensions, are: Width 180cm * Depth 80cm * Height 25cm.
The full project can be seen at the attached video on the next step in this Instructable. Do you like it? I would love to hear your comments.
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Step 1: The Video With the Full Process
Step 2: Tools & Materials
- Wood boards, 2cm * 20cm (for top cover)
- Wood profiles, 7cm * 4cm (for main structure / legs)
- Clear protective topcoat.
- Screws in different sizes.
- Any saw (Miter saw / Circular saw / Jigsaw)
- Sanding paper.
- Roller / Paint brush
- Drill / Screwdriver.
- Measuring tape.
Step 3: Cutting the Wood Parts
I started with cutting all the parts using a miter saw.
- 4 parts of the 2cm * 20cm boards, with length of 180cm, for top cover.
2 parts of the 7cm * 4cm profile, with length of 176cm, for the main structure horizontal frame profiles.
4 parts of the 7cm * 4cm profile, with length of 68cm, for the main structure vertical frame profiles.
- 6 parts of the 7cm * 4cm profile, with length of 23cm, for the legs.
Step 4: Building the Main Frame
I placed all of the frame profiles (horizontal and vertical ones) on a flat surface (table).
Then, I connected each long horizontal profile, with the 4 short vertical profiles (dividing the frame to 3 equal parts), using long screws (about 8cm long).
I put 2 screws for each connection.
I didn't use wood glue at this build, but of course that you can use to harden the connections.
Step 5: Connecting the Legs
After making the main frame, I connected 4 legs on the 4 corners of the frame.
I put screws from both sides of the corner for each leg.
Finally, I connected 2 legs at the middle of the frame.
Step 6: Placing the Top Boards
After finishing the frame and legs, I placed the 4 top boards on the frame. I left a few milimeters space between each.
The top boards total cover size, is about 2cm bigger from the frame on each side.
Step 7: Connecting the Top Boards
I connected the top boards to the frame using screws.
I put 2 screws on each connection with the frame vertical profiles.
Step 8: Strength Tests...
I planed the stage for kids weight... But I made some jumping to check its strength :)
I think it can hold 4-5 kids or more without a problem (ignoring it's small space). What do you think?
Step 9: Painting + Final Result
Finally, I sanded the stage structure, painted with color and protective top coat.
I really like this turquoise color... and you?
Step 10: Show Time
Dancing, playing, singing...
(These photos were taken before painting :))
Hope you like my project. I would love to hear your comments.
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