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Platform for DJ Booth - suggestions please

Postby junglebrad » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:40 pm

I'm building a variation of the H13 Hexayurt for a DJ booth and we would like for it to sit on a raised platform. The easiest solution I've come up with is to create a platform out of pallets. The H13 is close to 16x18' at the floor, so this would require using quite a few pallets. We want it to be 3 or 4 pallets tall. This of course means shipping an assload of pallets so I'm searching for an alternative for a raised platform. Suggestions?
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Re: Platform for DJ Booth - suggestions please

Postby Jackass » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:48 pm

Build a deck.
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Postby junglebrad » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:08 pm

Yeah that sounds like a better idea. 2x4 framing with plywood for the floor. That would take up less shipping space. It would be a lot more work involved though. Would need plenty of helping hands!
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Postby Jackass » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:18 pm

Build and assemble it at home then take it apart- ship- reassemble. You probably need to frame it with 2x6s or greater depending on how much weight you want it to bear, 3/4" plywood minimum and use screws not nails
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Postby trilobyte » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:28 pm

Moving this over to the preparation/q&a board (Preparation is a section best used for how to build stuff, the 2012 event boards are for posting and announcing completed projects).

What they said, pallets tend to shed moop like crazy, too. Yeah, to no one's surprise, building things requires work - welcome to Burning Man! :wink: It might be a little late in the season but bigger shit has been built in less time, you and your campmates can totally make it happen if you're determined.
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Re: Platform for DJ Booth - suggestions please

Postby junglebrad » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:52 pm

Yeah the more I thought about it pallets seem like not the best option. They are great for the backyard though! I think a deck is a better idea and we've plenty of campmates to help with it. 2x6's are better. Time is running out. I'm glad to hear that bigger things were built in less time... This HAS to happen! Our camp leader told me of plan B if I can't build this and plan B sounds aweful. We are on the Esplanade and this has to be marvelous. Don't even ask what plan B was. Thank you for you help!
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Postby some seeing eye » Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:00 am

Bring tools. Get materials, cut to length, drill bolt holes at the Reno home supply store. Donate good materials on playa after.
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Postby captain mcguiver » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:22 am

#1. What is plan B
#2. Where on esplanade.
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:28 am

use lightweight DJ's.
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Postby junglebrad » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:27 am

Plan B is to use the back of a truck covered in plastic. We'll be at 4:30. All of our DJ's are from a small island in Indonesia and are no taller than 2', so that shouldn't be a problem. They make good chocolate too...
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Postby BoyScoutGirl » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:45 pm

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Postby junglebrad » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:42 pm

Hell yes!
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Postby Bob » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:49 pm

I wish all the non-carpenters on this fucking BBS would go to the back of the line.



Oh wait! BUILD A MONKEY HUT!!! YEAH, A MONKEY HUT!!! MONKEY HUT!!! MONKEY HUT!!! MONKEY HUT!!!
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Postby junglebrad » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:14 pm

I am a carpenter, and I do it for a living. I'm just trying to cut costs wherever I can since I'm already in it way over my budget. Pallets are free!
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Postby Bob » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:15 pm

If you *were* a carpenter, you would have provided the Dear Readers of the eplaya with a few more details, eg how much taller you want to be than God --- God being the Space Cowboys.
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Postby lemur » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:26 pm

just dig the dance floor a few feet into the playa..

refill at the end of the event..

bring a shovel!
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Postby Jackass » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:32 pm

Bob wrote:I wish all the non-carpenters on this fucking BBS would go to the back of the line.



Oh wait! BUILD A MONKEY HUT!!! YEAH, A MONKEY HUT!!! MONKEY HUT!!! MONKEY HUT!!! MONKEY HUT!!!


Hey Bob, I'm not a carpenter and sometimes I don't even know what the hell I'm talking about.
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Postby motskyroonmatick » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:36 pm

Just remember that heavy slab of whatever to put the turntables on so they don't reverb the music to hell.

All of this from a welder and bridge dude......Harmonics? What?.....
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Postby junglebrad » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:18 am

Bob wrote:If you *were* a carpenter, you would have provided the Dear Readers of the eplaya with a few more details, eg how much taller you want to be than God --- God being the Space Cowboys.


You are so right. I'm must not be a carpenter and I'm taking our campmates to the back of the line. Thank you so much for your perfect solution Bob!


Anyway, building a deck seems like the best option. Luckily quite a few people have came forward to help out!

motskyroonmatick wrote:Just remember that heavy slab of whatever to put the turntables on so they don't reverb the music to hell.

All of this from a welder and bridge dude......Harmonics? What?.....


Good advice!
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Postby Bob » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:28 am

HOW TALL? You typed "3 or 4 pallets tall". On the flat, or on edge?
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Postby Jackass » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:16 am

I'm not a carpenter but...

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Postby junglebrad » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:33 am

HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

no, but, I did just save a lot of money by switching to Geico.


A pallet lying flat on the ground is about 5", so 4 stacked would be about 20". I would love to have it taller but that's too many pallets to worry about. With a deck on the other hand, I could go taller. I think realistically for this application 2' would be about right. Yes I am a carpenter, but I'm never built an H13 hexayurt nor a deck to go with it.
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Postby H.G.Crosby » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:22 am

i would make it as rickety as possible with the shoddiest of materials.

it's more fun that way.
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Postby ranger magnum » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:05 pm

The use of simpson strong ties will make assembly and disassembly easier. Plus stronger. And at the end of the event i believe you can donate the lumber, or burn it.
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Postby Oldguy » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:12 pm

I suggest you hurry, only 14 days till gates open a week from Sunday. :? Hubba Hubba !
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