All that is left to do is paint it black (I didn't have any black paint so I have to get some), round off the edges and add some corner protectors, and I will probably throw some utility carpet on the 2 piece platform, that stuff they cover subwoofer boxes with will do, and its cheap. Either black or a dark grey.
All up so far has only cost $168 AU to make and few hours of my time. Paint will be another $30 for 1Lt and the carpet... well maybe $50-60 max.
Rise height is 300mm, or approx 12" for those stuck in the dark ages of measurement. The platform is slightly wider than deeper, but is around 6ft x 6ft (1800 x 1800)
I did some culling and condensing of stands... but that will make less gear to carry and easy setup.
Gets me up above the pesky singers and guitarists a bit!