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How to Make Your Own Tap Dancing Board

Instructions for making your own home-size tap dancing floor. The most basic home practice floor is simply a piece of plywood. Enhancements can include attaching material to the top of the board for durability or a better tapping surface and attaching cushioning material to the bottom of the board to make tap dancing easier on your bones and joints.

Most Basic Home-Made Tap Floor
The easiest home-made tap floor is also the least expensive. Simply purchase a piece of half-inch thick plywood from your local lumber yard or hardware store. The most standard size for a sheet of playwood is 8 feet long by 4 feet wide. If you want a smaller tap floor, either to fit in your home space or to fit in your automobile, you can ask the shop to cut the board in half, to give you two 4 foot squares. Playwood is available in several thicknesses, from quarter inch to more then 1 inch. For a home tap floor you will probably want a piece of plywood at least 1/2 inch thick.

Improved Home-Made Tap Floor
The above piece of plywood can be enhanced by gluing a layer of dense cushioning material to the bottom of the board or by attaching a layer of laminate flooring or other material to the top of the board.

Sebastian's DIY Tap Floor
Instructions for making your own home tap floor published on the Sebastian's Kitchen Blog. This article includes component prices and sources. The floor has a polyurethane dancing surface, glued to the top of a plywood layer, which is glued to the top of a gymnastics tumbling mat.

Cassandra's Tap Dancing Practice Floor
Instructions for a building home-size tap practice tap floor made by gluing interlocking foam squares to the bottom of a piece of plywood. These instructions include optionally gluing a piece of laminate flooring to the top of the plywood. Published on Cassandra Morgan's Blog.
- Instructions for Making the Floor
- Video of Tap Dancing on the Finished Floor

Double Zero "Tap Floor DYI" Instructions
The maker of this home-made tap practice floor says it only cost $30 USD, but that is partly because some of the materials were second-hand, and not new. Materials included (1) four 8 inch by 4 foot, interlocking panels of oak laminate, (2) several 1 foot square interlocking, dense foam, children's play area squares, and (3) liquid nails glue.

Discussion About Home-Made Tap Floors:
Dance Dot Net "DYI Tap Floor" Discussion

Heather Happens "DUYI Dance Board" Video

Kateire "Build Your Own Tap Dance Floor" Video



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