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Frosted Acrylic Platform
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A trade show stage made from 1/2" thick clear acrylic. The risers has vertical "ribs" underneath to suport one thin, (I'm assuming ) attractive model type girl, and a scooter. An event management company didn't have enogh lead time to get the oversize sheet in the color they wanted. Colored LED's were placed in the base. The smaller step module, wasn't backlighted. The combination of thickness and distance between ribs seemed about right. I felt surefooted when I tested it. With the weight about 300 pounds, sheet thickness overkill was not desirable. The truth is, everyone liked it but the top "suit". He (understandably) was not keen on ribs showing, so opted to overlay with black acrylic. They plan on reusing it at a bank, as a permant fixture, so no one is dissapointed.

It is funny how most customers satisfaction history repeats itself. When even mistakes and shortcomings almost magically transform into an even better product. Of course the opposite happens too, where there is a definite negative outcome pattern that you try to prevent by reviewing the design details. The joy of understanding and the misery of confusion!


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