Well the line in last week's church bulletin read:
Attention Handymen (and women!) We need one or two volunteers to help construct a raised wooden platform and a low altar for our children's ministries.
silly me, I threw my hat in the ring and now am taking 'lead' on building at least the platform and possibly the altar 'table', I need to see what they want the altar to look like , but the platform will be simple 2x4 and borg ply with some carpet on it. they want 'about 9'x10' and 1' to 1 1/2' tall. The idea is that the platform can be stored away when not in use. I'm going to fab up a trolley for it to ride on when it needs to be put away.
I'm going to see if I can get them to alter the platform to 8x12' to simplify the build a bit (keeping it to multiples of 4x8'). They're planning on carpeting the platform as well. I'll keep you posted, especially on the altar design/needs.