Play stage for my Kiddies

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Project by njcraftsman posted 12-09-2010 03:11 AM 1534 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Okay I know it’s not fine furniture, cabinetry, or workshop improvements…...but as far as my kid’s are concerned it’s best work I do. I’ve been promising them this play stage, since I finished our basement two years ago. The platform is a doug fir 2×4’s stood on end 72” long and 48” wide. 16” centers, with 3/4” ply as a sub floor. The Flooring is 6” #2 Pine that I milled into togue and groove. Finished the floor with cherry stain and 5 coats of quick drying miniwax poly High gloss. Also wrapped theplatform with the same base molding finished the basement with, and cope the inside joints to blend it in as seemlessly as poss. so it looks like I’d always planned it that way. Ya…I know alittle over kill but it’s my kids after all. There is no room for a backstage so I built a valance out of baltic birch 72” long and 18” off the wall. Secured to the wall and the ceiling so it won’t come down even if one of my monkeys decide to swing from the curtains. Inside I used one of those curved shower rods, and double hooks to hang the curtains. I was kind of interesting hanging the valance since the ceiling over it is a chase for the main sewer drain in my house…..had to proceed VERY cautiously…if you know what I mean. Thank fully though no leaks!!! The curtain comes 18” off the wall so they can hide behind it. Oh well at least I was daddy who could do no wrong….for about 2 days ;o)

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#1 posted 12-09-2010 05:24 AM

WOW thats AWESOME!! Anything for the kids is great work indeed. I might have to borrow your idea

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#2 posted 12-09-2010 05:46 AM

I would have to agree with Jimi. It is for the kids and that is one of the greatest types of projects. It really turned out looking nice, the shower curtain rod trick was a good idea to give them some space. I am sure there are a number of performances in your future. Enjoy them.


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

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