Church Sound/Video Area

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Project by Dennis Fletcher posted 11-15-2010 01:39 AM 1958 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was decided and done within a 3 day span. We knew we needed to get the sound/video equipment for the church out of sight and out of little hands way.

We decided, that for all practical purposes, a raised platform with walls would work best, as it gives us room underneath to run wire if needed, also to store equipment. Plus, it quickly allows us to monitor who is around the equipment. It also hides the equipment behind something nice, rather than seeing the old wires and such.

Framing was built with conventional framing lumber, with T&G 3/4” flooring put down for the sub floor. Since we had oak in the sanctuary anyway, we finished this off in red oak. The steps are red oak as well. There will be carpet laid inside as we get the funds and the stain will go on then, as well.

I put an ogee edge on the top rail of the walls to soften the look up a bit and plan on making a cross out of the scrap oak left over. (As soon as I get some time.)

--, Making design and application one. †

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#1 posted 11-15-2010 01:57 AM

Looks like a nice addition – 3 days from decision to done is pretty good!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 11-15-2010 02:05 AM

Looks nice. Are you going to put a railing by the steps so that somebody doesn’t walk off the edge?

Are you going to build a cover or something to keep unauthorized hands off the mixer? Our church has a similar set up, and periodically somebody will mess with all the pretty knobs. One of these days I’m going to build some kind of lockable cover.

-- Joe

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#3 posted 11-15-2010 02:07 AM

Residential code allows 3 steps, plus landing before you are required to install a handrail. Commercial code may be stricter.

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Dennis Fletcher

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#4 posted 11-15-2010 02:13 AM

Yes, Railing will probably be made when we carpet. Money ran out for this project, due to some expenditures not counted in at first.

Right now, only 3 of us are allowed up there, so we don’t have a lot of worry with people falling off.

As far as a cover for the mixer, the sound man has one on it. We’ve had to deal with the “pretty knobs” before this, so that was a first purchase.

--, Making design and application one. †

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Dennis Fletcher

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#5 posted 11-15-2010 02:15 AM

Being a small church, we don’t do much with committees. The Elders knew something was needed, we went over what, we planned it out, and put in 12 solid hours. Another 3 hours on a different day finished up some small stuff.

--, Making design and application one. †

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#6 posted 11-15-2010 06:55 AM

That turned out great. You did a great job designing such a large project. Do those lower panels have a hidden door for the stored equipment? I look forward to seeing the completed project.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#7 posted 02-21-2011 01:32 AM

Nice job my boss is a jewish carpenter .

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#8 posted 02-21-2011 01:39 AM

Nice job….....and with it hidden, you could do the whole Cecil B. DeMille / Charlton Heston / Ten Commandments thing. :)

-- Pete -----

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#9 posted 02-28-2011 07:47 PM

Blue Mountain, we have, in the past. Sometimes, it helps to ad humor and our pastor really enjoys the impromptu stuff, at times. :-)

slimt, yep, so’s mine, we must have the same boss. ;-)

--, Making design and application one. †

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