|Forum topic by Gricha||posted 12-05-2014 04:48 PM||658 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
12-05-2014 04:48 PM
My wife runs a children’s school that has a theatre program. The Theatre director asked if I could make something for their background scenes for the upcoming year’s plays. She wants to have a vertical triangular prism that is on wheels (see the attached picture). The idea is that she and the students make scenes on paper (or paint directly on the wood) and they rotate the prism to change the backdrop as the scene’s change throughout the play. It will be about 5’ tall and each panel will be about 2-3’ wide.
Easy enough to make this out of a light panel material and attach wheels. What I could use some advice about is how to make this in a manner that it could be either broken down easily (without tools), or folded/collapsed for easy transportation in a mini-van. If they are permanently assembled, transportation and storage becomes difficult.
Also, what might be a good material to use for the panels? It has to be light enough to be carried, but not flimsy enough to fall over or collapse during use or moving.
Thanks for any advice,