I think it would be a good deal to be paid in free tickets to this or another Starlight show (such as Camelot, which is up to $39 value, with dinner; The Garage Sale is “dessert-only” for $20) (And, of course, Linda would pay for the materials used.) This could be a fun and festive “basement project” to keep you warm this month?!
I also need a box for Tuxedo Teddy. It should be 6' 8" tall with a top, bottom and sides (about 18” deep), durable enough to be tipped over. It should be “fancy” with maybe some ornately cut trim around the top worthy of a "collector's teddy bear”. I would paint the inside or maybe line with velvet fabric. (see attached pic 3).
This is the guidance I was given by Bob Nees when I asked him about it:
"3/8" Plywood would work for all of the items. You would want plywood that is good on one side. You can get this at any of the box stores or any lumber company. Use 1 x 4 for a frame to attach the plywood. Nail and glue the 1 x 4 at the corners. Screws tend to split the wood. You can use screws to attach the plywood to the 1 x 4 frame. There are boxes that I built for a show some years ago and are at Riverwalk. Some have 1/4" plywood and others have thicker plywood. The thicker wood is to be able to stand on them. These will give you a idea of the size and how much material is needed."
My mother has a workshop behind her garage which is heated, available if necessary.
Please let me know if you are interested in building any of these pieces or all of them. Let me know if you would expect to be paid and if so, how much or if we can do some sort of a trade with dinner and show tickets. I will need to know ASAP. I would not need the pieces until February 16th.
Linda Granger <firstname.lastname@example.org>517-243-6040