Changing booth

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  1. tschnuckel

    tschnuckel Member

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    Needing to build a changing booth. We get lots of tech riders specifying 5' x 5'. Seems kinda big and 4x4 works better from a wood dimension stand point. Anyone have any thoughts or pictures? Just curious what others do.

    Also going to make it so it folds completely flat like a room divider/screen does.
     
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    techieman33 Well-Known Member

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    Most of the time I see pipe and drape used. Just use some clips to keep the drape from blowing around.
     
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    We always go with pipe and drape as well.
     
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    I am affiliated with a H.S. The ones we have are in our drama room and are 4'x4' and are a simple 2x4 boxed walls covered with luan and act as dividers for each space. There is also a 1x3 towards the top of each wall that a curtain rod (about 1' dowel) goes in between at the front for a curtain and to mount coat hooks. Very simple.
     
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    @tschnuckel How about two 4' x 8' flats booked with three 2" back-flap hinges on their faces to fold flat when not in use?
    Hinge a second pair of identical flats the same way.
    If / when using the four flats to make a temporary change booth, add two or three more LOOSE PIN 2" back-flap hinges along a pair of edges not already hinged, mate the loose pin hinges and mate them with L-shaped lengths of coat-hanger wire to mate them together. Laying another flat across the top of your temporary booth will keep lights in the interior from spilling up and out plus also keep curious fly-floor personnel from peering down and / or pouring water in to startle an occupant.
    EDIT: @tschnuckel Storing, handling, using and toting pairs of flats hinged face to face is appreciably lighter, easier to deal with, than three or four flats all linked together.
    Toodleoo!
    Ron Hebbard
     
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  6. scenicsauthoff

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    If it doesn't need to be fancy, in regional theatre I used to just put up three stock flats with scrap duve as the entrance. If you don't stock 1x8, and have the room, use a 2x8 with a 4x8, to be a 6x6 room.
    Or ask. All riders are negotiable to some extent. Ask to see if a 4x4 will suffice.
     
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    +1 to pipe & drape wherever we can. Once upon a time (at some venue in my past), I had a series of 30"x72" (1x3 frames & covered in duvetyn) broadway flats hinges like dressing screens that we could unfold, stitch together, cleat to a stage wall, etc. We'd hang a curtain across the entrance and we were gold. If you do this a lot, I'd just go with the rider's requirements.
     
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