|Project by bch||posted 12-25-2012 03:20 PM||634 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I made this puppet theater for my children for this holiday. My design goals were to make it large enough for them to get inside and hide (like a blanket fort, which is a big hit around here these days), and to use all materials that I already had. We achieved this excepting the paint and curtains.
There were many pieces of mismatched paneling in the home when we purchased it. Also, I had a bunch of 1×2” furring strips left over from a basement drywall project. I straightened up the furring strips and half lapped them into a frame. The theater really stiffened up when I skinned it, as expected, and surprisingly stiffened again when I added the shelf.
I largely designed it as I went. This worked out in every way except for the cross beam at the rear entrance that they have to step over to get in. So far no trouble there, however.
I really had a lot of fun building this and hope they enjoy it as well.