My dad built this DIY corner stage for Lena’s room, and she is OBSESSED. Not only does it make the perfect space for putting on performances, but she also loves to shut the curtains and it becomes her own little fort.
I asked my dad to share how he made it, and here’s his tutorial:
Supplies for building a DIY corner stage:
4’ x 4’ x ½” plywood
(2) 2/6” x 8’ pine boards
5½” x 8’ cabinet backing board
1½” & 3” wood screws
How to build a DIY corner stage:
The tutorial is for a 4-foot stage.
First, cut one of the pine boards into two pieces – one 48” and the other 46½”.
Next, screw together boards making a 90-degree angle with each side 48” (The shorter piece will sit on top of the longer piece to make an L).
Once you have your 90-degree angle (or L), screw the plywood piece on top.
We wanted our stage to be round in front, so I drew out a semi-circle side to side. An easy way to do this is to cut a piece of string and tie it around a pencil. Attach the other end of the string to the corner using a small nail, and draw the semi-circle from one side to the other side of the plywood. The length of the string will need to be 48″ NOT including the string you tied around the pencil.
After you have your pattern drawn, cut out the semi-circle using a jigsaw and sand edge.
Then, cut the other pine board in half and cut a 15-degree angle on the end of each board.
Position the boards under plywood dividing stage area into equal thirds
Screw the boards together and then the plywood to boards
Now you will need to cut the board ends even with the plywood semi-circle.
And finally, cut the backing board into lengths that cover each section of the front edge.
Screw the backing board onto the front of the stage.
I used caulk to hide some of the gaps between the stage of the backing board attached to the front. Wood filler worked well to hide the screws.
I then primed and painted the entire piece.