How can we create a cut list for a standard flat.

What will this lead to in his/her future?

Have the knowledge to create a cut list for various size flats used in tech theater. Such needs will come to play when the student take on the duties of master carpenter and/or tech director. Stage carpenters will also need to be able to read a cut list.

Why does s/he need this?

Stage carpenters will need to be able to read a cut list to allow them to gather and/or cut lumber to build a flat.

What materials/supplies will the student need to supply?

For this lesson, Paper & Pencil.

What materials/supplies will the teacher need to supply?

Sample flats, white board, markers.

What object/product shall the student end up with?

A cut list for a standard 4x8 flat.

Process, notes, outline, descriptions, script for teacher, questions that will encourage critical thinking and discovery:

???Why do we need a cut list???

Show sample flat so that students know what we are talking about.

Draw the flat on the board. Start with basic rectangle, then add lines to represent 1x3 lumber.

?? Ask for names of; top rail, bottom rail, toggle, stiles.

Create a cut list for what's on the board at this moment.

All 1x3: 2 @ 4', 2 @ 7'7", 1 @ 3'7"

?? Ask for missing parts.

Cover, 4x8 ply

Corner blocks, 9" square cut into triangles.

?? Corner block placements?? soft covered flats? hard w/ 1/8th & 1/4" covers.

Keystones, 2"x9" (use a keystone from a bridge to bring about this answer.)

If time allows, briefly intro a diagonal brace for soft covered flats.

How will the student be evaluated?

Actually creating cut lists &/or building flats for future productions.

Future quiz.

Relate this to future classes via…?

We will be using these skills to create cut lists for flats with doors and windows