Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-23-2010, 06:45 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 2
Share |
Default

Building platform for indoor putting green


Hi all, new to the boards and I'm excited to browse around the site...

I'm building a putting green in my basement that I want to put up on a platform, sized 10' x 18'. My plan is to frame the platform with 2x4s and top it with 1/2 inch particle board.

But, I have a couple questions. One, is the particle board strong enough to handle people walking and putting their weight on it? Being indoors, it would never get wet. And second, if so, how far apart should I space the 2x4's for support? I would suppose there could be guys that weigh as much as 250, 300 pounds on the "green."

My thought was spacing the supports 18" apart, but I didn't know if I could get away with wider spacing, or need to go closer together with the particle board, or if plywood would be more supportive and allow for less cross braces.

Thanks in advance!

EDIT: I probably should have mentioned, the platform will sit directly on the concrete floor.


Last edited by jwolf02; 11-23-2010 at 07:49 PM.
jwolf02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2010, 08:32 PM   #2
Master General ReEngineer
 
Bondo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chaumont River, Ny.
Posts: 3,673
Default

Building platform for indoor putting green


Quote:
My thought was spacing the supports 18" apart, but I didn't know if I could get away with wider spacing, or need to go closer together with the particle board, or if plywood would be more supportive and allow for less cross braces.
Ayuh,... Work in divisibles of 16",.. just like buildin' a house... panels match the seams that way...

I think your plan will work just Fine...

Bondo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Questions about building stairs. cvriv.charles Building & Construction 7 12-19-2012 04:04 PM
new second story deck stair, platform question walt1122 Building & Construction 10 11-12-2010 09:52 AM
Building a new deck....and creative uses of granite scrap in outdoor living space Rhizzlebop Building & Construction 9 05-15-2009 11:17 AM
Preping green board for tile? stbo2000 Remodeling 9 02-06-2008 09:40 AM
International building code and permits rforsha Building & Construction 4 08-28-2006 06:35 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.