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bottomless pit

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Alright so as the guests step into the elevator that leads to hell, I want them to look down at a bottomless pit that will act as the elevator's shaft. The problem is I don't know what they should step on so that they can see the shaft below them and still be supported. There will be about 4 people on the elevator at a time which is about 5' x 4' so what should they step on? Plexiglass came to mind but I figured it would be too expensive. I also thought of making a wood floor with maybe 2x6s facing vertically so there would be a fair amount of space where you could look down but I don't want it to take away from the effect. Has anyone ever tried something like this before? Any suggestions?
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If you bottomless pit is some sort of print, perhaps on high quality vinyl, you might get away with a sheet of acrylic and have the acrylic just sitting on top of the image.

However, I don't have much confidence that this will give you the effect you really want. I would suspect that you would really wan to have some actual drop (say 3 ft just to guess) and then use a print to give the bottomless pit impression.

IN that case, you need really thick acrylic to take the weight. You might get away with only kinda-thick acrylic if you build it into some sort of grid where each block is only 6"x6" and supported by a metal frame.

All in all, sounds like an expensive prop that might be hard to pull off.

Just my 2c either way.

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