Hello Control Booth! You might have seen my earlier post about where to buy 1x3 for some flats. Those flats have been built, and, of course, we have run into the next problem. Originally, the flats were going to be flown, but the university has decided that we can't do that for safety/insurance reasons.
So...now we need some way to keep the flats standing on stage. My first thought is to build a bunch of little "easels" out of 2x4. The design in my head is two L-shapes, with 4' upright and 4' going back, tied together with 3 lengths of 2x4, one at the top, one at the corner, and one at the back. I am still concerned about how to keep the bottom of the flat from kicking forward and whether the whole idea will be stable or not.
Does anyone have any comments or suggestions on this design or even an entirely different idea? I have never done anything like this before and we really only have one chance to get it right.
EDIT: I forgot to include that the flats are 4'x8' made from 1"x3". They are covered with painted canvas.