10:03PM | 07/09/05
Member Since: 07/09/05
1 lifetime posts
This may seem a bit out of left field, but I really need some advice. If this is not the appropriate place for my post, then please tell me where I should take my problem.

Here is my problem:

My mother recently purchased a house in the country. She wants to be able to put on small concerts for her friends. So, she needs a stage for the bands to play on. "Nothing fancy." she says. It seemed simple enough in the beginning but she gradually added more features to what was once a stationary platform. Then she decided to suddenly turn up the heat with a very short completion date. So I decided to get some advice. Here is a list of what it needs to do.

- Adjustable legs for leveling on uneven terrain

- Withstand at most a small band and their equipment

- Survive exterior use

- Can be broken down and put back together with relative ease

- Lightweght for transport (this isn't a big issue)

- Simple construction

- Cheap is unfortunately the biggest request she had

If someone knows of a cheap alternative to building it, that would be good too. I'm looking for pre-built versions myself, as well as seeing if I could find some adjustable legs that I could easily attach to a simple wooden platform.

Time is a pressing issue as well; since she is getting married in a matter of days and I am extremely busy myself. So please, any advice at all would be a big help.



06:38PM | 07/10/05
Member Since: 07/01/05
91 lifetime posts
As she lives in the boonies, why not have a big load of dirt dumped on the stage location? Level the top, plant grass & flowers. One large permanent erection is better than several temporary, lesser ones!

doug seibert

01:35AM | 07/11/05
Member Since: 08/10/02
842 lifetime posts
Look to rent or borrow a flatbed trailer for the event..........


05:13PM | 07/11/05
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
Or rent a portable stage:
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