Christmas Designs

Big Plank Trees

Adam Bender from itownCHURCH in Fishers, IN brings us their Christmas stage inspired by Reclaimed Christmas Stage.

The issue with reclaimed wood is the size. They found some killer wood at a place called Traditional Timbers in Hartford City, Indiana and they had some unique pieces. They found some wood that was 17 inches wide, but they wanted trees that were 9 feet wide. That meant very heavy wood, and the single beam down the middle certainly wouldn’t work. So they made more of an A frame, set them straight on the stage (with a couple of 2×4’s on the bottom to allow cables to run under them), and anchored them to the wall.

Then they ran 50-foot strands of Edison style bulbs along them, and plugged them into DMX controlled dimmers. They also shot some RGB LED lights at them to add some color back to the stage.

They wanted to create some similar ones for the lobby, and they found some 9-inch wide wood at the same place. Adam’s included the drawing for these.

Finally, they created a video backdrop out of some extra wood to match the trees. They spent about $300 total on wood for all four trees (two lobby trees and two stage trees), and about $400 on light bulbs and strands.

They plan to reuse all of this for future projects as well.










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One response to “Big Plank Trees”

  1. Joey says:

    The Trees on stage are a great look…. Well though out, designed and executed. Good job!

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