How to build a stage?

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  1. Wade Shapiro

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    I am helping my parents and their builder with a dedicated home theater room in a house they are building. They want to build a raised stage (like maybe 6") in the front, on which the speakers would sit...just to add some definition to the room. My question is, should the stage be hollow (I don't think so) or what should I fill the stage with? Sand, concrete, insulation??? Since speakers (and possibly a sub) will be on the stage, I do not want it to rattle or reverberate any.
     
  2. ScottFauque

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    I've read many a time by many different people that sand is the inexpensive answer to your question. Good luck.
     
  3. Greg Monfort

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    A sturdy frame built with 2x6 or 2x8 treated lumber, covered with Wonderboard, R25 insulation filling the voids, and covered with padding/carpet will get the job done. It will still be heavy, and may need to be made in multiple sections, but it's lighter than sand or concrete.
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