Hey guys, (smiles at the humour at the start between Ken and Rich)
Firstly, thanks so much to everyone for all your tips :)
Thanks mate, your mention of MDF being heavy got me thinking more about the overall build and how to keep it light and sturdy, admittedly i did have no idea what a rabbet joint was :-p, but hey I like a challenge lol ;-) I might have access to a Jig-saw for cutting a hole out of the top section too which is one part of the design that is pretty much locked off.
So thanks again and, indeed, one man's simple is another's WTF?
Rich, you made me laugh and thanks for the guidance.
Gene, thanks for your comprehensive step by step, this newbie appreciates the build by numbers approach :) its got me thinking and I got few more questions that I'll leave at the end.
And finally Bofa: yeah keeping it cheap and simple is definitely a priority! And thanks for all the advice and making it relevant to on set lighting and the overall aesthetics.
So, now to reveal just how simple I am in the wood department :) :
From all your tips its looking like my first priority is to get a frame built, and then make my final decisions from there. I feel confident that I can nail some plywood sides/or staple gun some material to the frame, but how do you actually go about building a sturdy frame?
I'm aware that Gene's post pretty much covers that, but just wanted to solidify it in my head :) he mentioned 2x4's around the bottom, I'm guessing this is for stability and making the frame robust/actually joining it as one piece?
I guess I'll work out some of the details as I go and problems come up.
Obviously my tools are a bit limited so is it just a case of hammering some big nails to join the pieces together? :)
Whichever way I ultimately build this all your advice has been useful to me creating a better picture of where I'm going so, thanks to y'all :)
Awesome, cheers guys, and thanks in advance for any further input,
Grant :) ( A would-be wood-ninja in the making )