I’ve never ever taken notice of podium until the time I was asked to create one. Furniture is more like my thing and it did not occurred to me that I’d be constructing a pulpit as well. Creating a podium is not that hard albeit there are some basic thing to consider you have to keep in mind.
A few of the factors you have to bear in mind are:
You can choose a hard wood or a soft wood in making a podium. It’s not much of a must to be using sturdy wood in podium than it is with furniture. However, I’ve always liked using a hardwood for my woodworking projects so I’ve used an oak wood.
If you prefer your podium to be easily transportable, it is even crucial to employ light weight materials. And wheels with industry strength would make the lectern even more transportable. If you decide to have a wooden platform, make sure you employ sturdier materials to ensure a strong sense of equilibrium for the user.
The good thing with podium is that you can just make a basic structure and add some embellishments later on. However, you may need to build some extra features to the podium for a more customized use.
Some features I’ve personally built in the podium I’ve made are:
* Panels to allow more space for the speaker’s resources.
* Holes for cables and microphone stands.
* Cabinets to allow some space for the sound system.
Something you have to take care of in constructing a podium are proportions. You may prefer to take into consideration the average height of the possible user of the pulpit. This is added to planning the size of the podium. As for the additional dimensions, I found it less complicated to use a ready-made plan than experience the difficulty of making one myself.
I find that an convenient to use podium plan would make the construction procedure less complicated for me. And, personally,I made use of a very awesome guide in building a podium. I’ve been making use of this resource not just in making a lectern but in my other wood working jobs at the same time.