What is a Stage Platform Shop Drawing?

Seen here is the shop drawing for our folding platform. When you take a closer look, you will see the cut list and the shopping list on the right. The ground plan view is to the left, the front view is on the top left, and the platform’s end is on top, to the right.

What is a cut list?

A cut list is your list of needed items to construct your stage platform. After completing the cut list, you’ll want to stack your wood sizes in the order you will lay it out. This reduces the risk of using the wrong length on the wrong side. Notice that the only tools out are the ones that will be used in assembling our frames.

What is a layout jig?

We’ve used a piece of Plywood as our layout table. We’ve attached wood guides along two edges to give a nice 90-degree corner. This corner is the factory edge and is one of the few right angles from the lumber yard you can trust.

What are Jig Blocks?

The two 3/4 ply blocks nailed to the table keep the frames in place while they are glued and stapled. We are using 3/4″ staples to hold down the 1/4″ Luan ply corner blocks. Note the Duo-Fast stapler. This stapler can drive up to a 1 1/2″ staple. Keep in mind it’s the glue that gives the frame its strength. The staples hold the corner block down until the glue dries.

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