Stage Designs

Candle Wall

Here’s a perfect stage design for an intimate setting brought to us by the team at Crossroads Fellowship Church in Berea, KY.

To create the stage design they bought 170 candles from a local candle outlet. They cut 2×4 lumber just long enough for each candle to sit on as a shelf. Then they mounted these pieces of wood to some 4×8 sheets of plywood with wood screws through the back.

They used three full sheets of plywood on each side, with the center sheet mounted about 10 inches in front of the other two. This provided some shadow and depth to the design.

The tables up front were regular coffee tables with a black bed sheet over them. The candle stands on those tables were made from 4×4 posts cut up and mounted to a plywood base with screws. They hot-glued all the candles down for safety.

Everything was painted flat black and hit with some low level natural light from Par56 cans.

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6 responses to “Candle Wall”

  1. Charles says:

    Happy to report…no fires were started!

    • Haha! I was actually curious about that when I was getting this ready to post last night. :-P

    • Gene says:

      I was wondering the same thing! Open flame, fabric and plywood seem a bad mix. We switched to LED candles for this Christmas' service and while the intensity wasn't all I wanted, we didn't have melted wax like last year or the fire hazard.

      • Kyle says:

        Gene, if I may ask, where did you guys get your LED candles from?

        • Tim Sherwood says:

          Don't know if this helps or not. We used over 250 led flickering tea lights for last years Christmas service. I purchased mine from Amazon they were about 5 dollars cheaper than everyone else at the time. Hope that helps.

  2. Charles says:

    Haha! Yeah that's why we went with the candles in a glass jar. We did go through about 6 candle lighters though.

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