I'm working with the builder and describing the stage I'm looking for, but I think it would go better with drawings (I've shown him pics, but they don't seem to do the job). Does anyone have construction drawings that speak contractor-ese on how to build a stage?
If so, it would be much appreciated!
One roll of 30 lb roofing felt.
2x10s x 12 ft buy 3
2x10s x 8 buy 2
2x4s x 10 buy 3
3/4 inch decking plywood (two layers) buy 3 sheets
screws/nails as required
38 bags (50 lbs) of play sand
10 x 20 roll of 3.5 mil plastic sheating
I lost the picture of the "Bones" for the steps but I have the dimensions. Just cut each 2x4 to the lengths listed and then wrapped a piece of plywood around them for the curve.
I created all of the sketchup diagrams and ordered the building supplies and then hired some guys to do the heavy lifting. Yes - I cheated and didn't carry all the sand! These guys had a bucket line going and passed the sand bags in though the basement window which happened to be right above the stage location!
Was able to get the stage, riser and right side stage wall completed in one day.
i have a question, it seems like alot of the basment builds pack sand into the platform. If i have the stage on a second floor of a 2 story house will i have to fill all of the voids in the stage with sand. im in the very early stages of building my house and just looking for inspiration.
thank you for the response. im excited with this new house. foundation pours next week and hope to have everything complete within 6 months. Im sure there will be many more questions as thing begin to take shape.