Cut List


How can we create a cut list for a standard flat.

What will this lead to in his/her future?

Have the knowledge to create a cut list for various size flats used in tech theater. Such needs will come to play when the student take on the duties of master carpenter and/or tech director. Stage carpenters will also need to be able to read a cut list.

Why does s/he need this?

Stage carpenters will need to be able to read a cut list to allow them to gather and/or cut lumber to build a flat.

What materials/supplies will the student need to supply?

For this lesson, Paper & Pencil.

What materials/supplies will the teacher need to supply?

Sample flats, white board, markers.

What object/product shall the student end up with?

A cut list for a standard 4×8 flat.

Process, notes, outline, descriptions, script for teacher, questions that will encourage critical thinking and discovery:

???Why do we need a cut list???

Show sample flat so that students know what we are talking about.

Draw the flat on the board. Start with basic rectangle, then add lines to represent 1×3 lumber.

?? Ask for names of; top rail, bottom rail, toggle, stiles.

Create a cut list for what's on the board at this moment.

All 1×3: 2 @ 4', 2 @ 7'7", 1 @ 3'7"

?? Ask for missing parts.

Cover, 4×8 ply

Corner blocks, 9" square cut into triangles.

?? Corner block placements?? soft covered flats? hard w/ 1/8th & 1/4" covers.

Keystones, 2"x9" (use a keystone from a bridge to bring about this answer.)

If time allows, briefly intro a diagonal brace for soft covered flats.

How will the student be evaluated?

Actually creating cut lists &/or building flats for future productions.

Future quiz.

Relate this to future classes via¬Ö?

We will be using these skills to create cut lists for flats with doors and windows