Music Theater with curved oak stage

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Project by GaryL posted 10-27-2010 03:30 AM 4567 views 3 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a project that was a wild ride to say the least. The owner already had a show booked before we started. Long days commenced right away. I didn’t see my kids awake for almost 2 months. I think during that two months the owner hired and fired five guys that were supposed to be there to help me. The owner also was there working right along side of us. The last two weeks before the concert I worked over 110 hrs each week. I slept on site a few nights because there was no way I could drive home and stay awake. Never want to do that again!

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#1 posted 10-27-2010 03:42 AM

It is a project that Thousands of people are going to see. Today you can look back and say I did that .
Nice job .

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#2 posted 10-27-2010 04:34 AM

damn. thats a sick build.

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#3 posted 10-27-2010 04:34 AM

“All the world’s a stage…” But in all the world, there isn’t another like yours!!
Excellent Work, Gary!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#4 posted 10-27-2010 04:52 AM

GORGEOUS WORK!!! It’s always a pleasure to see such finely wrought woodwork. Bravo!


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#5 posted 10-27-2010 04:55 AM

Yup, don’t think I’ll be doing this for a weekend project. Incredible.

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#6 posted 10-27-2010 05:06 AM

AWESOME work! A great accomplishment. Congratulations.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#7 posted 10-27-2010 05:20 AM

well done. now back to the kids.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#8 posted 10-27-2010 07:10 AM

You have great skill and dedication to work so long and hard on this and sacrifice time with your loved ones.
Take solace in the fact thousands will enjoy the beauty of your theatre, it is absolutely stunningly gorgeous!
I always thought it would be cool to walk into a place and say “I made that”

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#9 posted 10-27-2010 11:30 AM


-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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#10 posted 10-27-2010 01:22 PM

That is a masterpiece, a legacy to your children. Just think, your grandchildren will bring their grandchildren into that space and say “Grampa built this”.

-- Life is a sales job.

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#11 posted 10-27-2010 01:48 PM

Beautiful job. Mastery at it’s finest. Bravo!

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#12 posted 10-27-2010 01:54 PM

Thanks for all the wonderful comments. Hopefully this theater will be around long enough for my grandkids to see it. The owner said its barely paying for itself. These economic times are tough on all of us.
Thanks again!

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#13 posted 10-27-2010 03:02 PM

Beautiful job! Outstanding! Where is the theatre located? I’m sure that there are a bunch of LJ’s that would like to see the stage plus enjoy a show.
Edit with a question: How did you bend the boards for the stage front?

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#14 posted 10-27-2010 03:09 PM

A project is a task that takes a few days at home in your spare time. This, my friend, is a masterpiece!

I would have a hard time going to a concert and paying attention, I would be too busy looking around. I would likely get thrown out after spending the first act slowly walking around the perimeter of the theater with a nice bright flashlight (probably my 3-cell MagLite LED) admiring all of the paneling. Then during the second act, after I convinced the ushers that I would sit nicely in my seat (which of course would be a fib.) I would quietly go take a look at the stage; inspecting the amazing curved detail work and the beautiful flooring. At this point the ushers would be running after me with their own flashlights (which are far less powerful than mine.) waving in the air…and they thought I would be a nuisance!

It would be worth it though just to see this room in action.

Great job!


-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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#15 posted 10-27-2010 06:48 PM

Magnificent work!!

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