Custom portable dance floor for daughter's wedding (see pics)

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Project by Built2Last posted 09-21-2010 06:38 PM 6210 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the portable dance floor I built for my daughter’s wedding this past weekend. She had asked for just a plain floor without rails but I just couldn’t do that. It had to be at least a little special for my baby girl. The wedding was just before dark and it really looked cool with the lights shining thru the hearts, made it look like hearts were on the floor also.

The size is 10’ by 12’ and as you can see from the second picture, it’s portable. The floor has two main sections and then 2 pieces of plywood fill in the center after the two main pieces bolt together. The rails with all those darn hearts are a total of seven sections. I screwed them together in bundles of 4 and cut them out on the bandsaw. Everything on the rails was painted before it was put together. It only took about 20 minutes to put it up, if that long and about 15 minutes to take apart and load back up. The hardest part was loading it in the back of my truck by myself. I had help unloading and reloading but it is still in the back of my truck today. I’m waiting to decide what I’m going to do with it. A local wedding chapel has expressed interest in it to rent out and I thought about running it on Craig’s list. If I don’t sell it, I’m going to use the floor to build my grandkid’s a playhouse to play in when they come to Poppa’s. Last pictures are of my beautiful little girl and her new husband.

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#1 posted 09-21-2010 06:46 PM

Neat idea. Would make a nice floor for a 10×12 playhouse.

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#2 posted 09-21-2010 07:19 PM

Cool idea. Converting it to a playhouse is a great idea. Congrats to the married couple.

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

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#3 posted 09-21-2010 07:35 PM

So thats what it was! She is a beautiful girl and they look so happy, Congratulations Dad! My daughter just got married in May so I know how you feel.

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#4 posted 09-21-2010 08:00 PM

that was a very niice floor you made
and congratulations with your daughter

now its time to draw up a new cradle and lunch when time comes…...LOL

take care

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#5 posted 09-21-2010 10:29 PM

Very cool idea. Turned out real nice, congratulations to your daughter and her new husband.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#6 posted 09-22-2010 01:33 AM

B2L – It came out perfect.. Where is the Father dancing with the bride Photo?
If ya paying for the GIG ya get to dance!..... My only Baby Girl is gonna be 16.. so I got time
I suppose.

And your Daughter is really Beautiful (so your wife and you seem to make them well also!)


-- Duct Tape is the Force! It has a light side and a dark side and it Binds the Universe together!

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#7 posted 09-22-2010 02:06 AM

Very sweet dancefloor and a beautiful bride!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#8 posted 09-22-2010 03:35 AM

Thanks Built2Last for sharing the completed project, and the photos of the newly weds. I hope your dance with your baby girl was wonderful. A treasured moment. Oh yeah, the dance floor turned out beautiful. Keep up the good woodworking. Plang

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#9 posted 09-22-2010 03:56 AM

Turned out great and congrates to you and the happy couple!

-- Kory, Greensboro NC

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#10 posted 09-22-2010 10:21 AM

Well done on that dance floor – unique idea. It looked like a lovely day for everyone.

-- Des, Cork, Ireland

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#11 posted 09-22-2010 08:56 PM

Dancing with Dad
Plang, you asked for it so you better not laugh!!!!!!!
Luckly, you really can’t see me. Notice, the heart shapes on the floor from the lights. That was unexpected, but she loved it.

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#12 posted 09-22-2010 09:03 PM

Hey that is a really cool idea. Looks great and she liked it so well worth the time. Love the hearts.

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#13 posted 09-22-2010 09:18 PM

very cool!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#14 posted 09-22-2010 09:38 PM

it most deffently have been mum who take that photo
she forgot to ceep her tears away from the objectiv

cool floor Dad :-) something I have to remmember in 15-20 years if my brain will….lol

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#15 posted 09-23-2010 05:54 AM

Very nice! A smartly engineered solution that looks great. You can rent that thing out.
Beautiful bride! Congratulation!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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