Stage for My Son

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Project by Russ posted 01-19-2010 08:02 AM 1880 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My wife had a request for a stage that my son and his niece could perform on. She wanted to keep it cheap. I used some pine boards from Lowes. Tried to find the straightest ones possible of the cheaper wood. I originally was going to use 1/2” pine plywood board but given how warped and rough it was I took it back and got this 1/2” Birch on sale for $20. The children love it and it’s not terribly heavy so it can easily be moved inside the house from the garage.

-- Russ

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#1 posted 01-19-2010 12:01 PM

Too cool!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 01-19-2010 12:45 PM

yah, that’s awesome!
Go kids!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#3 posted 01-19-2010 06:16 PM

Cool, I would suggest finding a way to cover those corners with some sort of rubber and chamfer all the edges also. The kids will fall sooner or later.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#4 posted 01-19-2010 06:30 PM

Fun Idea Russ good job. Maybe some carpet on the corners would make it safer for the little ones.


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#5 posted 01-19-2010 09:37 PM

I have to agree with some of the above comments… Having had 2 kids and dealt with the “child proofing” of my house, safety has to be the number one priority, then looks…
Very fun thing to have for the kids though… hope they become top performers and entertainers…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#6 posted 01-20-2010 01:14 AM

Yeah. I had the same concerns about the corners. I need to find out what my wife wants in the look for that.

-- Russ

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#7 posted 01-21-2010 06:44 AM

I built a sand box for my kids and chamfered all the edges. Inside the house, I chose those 2’ x 2’ x 1/2 ” foam square mats that connect like puzzle pieces…very sturdy, stain resistant, easy to clean, and most of all defends the edges from the children. I got my 8 pack of tile squares with various colors from Wal-mart for $18 dollars per. When they are no longer any use, you can find something else to do…Like flip them over and use them as matting in the shop! (thats what I did)

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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