Stage Designs

Corrugated Ghosts

Joseph Mendes from The Tabernacle in Clarksville, TN brings us this corrugated look.

From Joseph: We were well overdue for a change to our stage design. Coroplast squares were no longer appealing, and everyone was anxious to see something new. We have a smaller stage that’s not very deep, but we still chose to do something that was potentially risky. We moved our drummer to the center of the stage. I had a wood worker in the church make me (3) platforms. One was 8’x’6’x2′ (for the drums) and the other two were 4’x4’x1′ (for bass and guitar). I then covered the platforms with roofing metal that I picked up at Home Depot for $10 a sheet. We trimmed it out and carpeted the top to finish the look.

On the actual stage backdrop – I used (2) 30′ length of 1″ EMT Conduit and secured it to the ceiliing with wire to create a rod to hang the backdrop from. One was 6″ off the wall, and the other was about 10″ off the wall. I used chain and shower curtain hooks to hang 8′ sections of roofing metal on the back bar at varying heights. On the front bar, I cut white and clear plastic roofing material to various lengths and hung in at varying heights as well.

We already had (8) Chauvet Slimpar T12 fixtures installed for front color – so we added (8) Chauvet Slimpar H6’s for the backlight that shines across the panels. The result was a modern industrial look that looks high end for our live stream, and is awesome live as well!


  • (17) 8′ corrugated galvanized panels
  • (5) 8′ PVC Roof panels – white
  • (4) 8′ PVC Roof panels – clear
  • 100′ of thin black chain
  • some spray paint
  • a couple of taco party platters from Taco Bell

Total cost of raw materials (not including lighting) was under $600.

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3 responses to “Corrugated Ghosts”

  1. Really great look! Thanks for the idea!

  2. Awesome transparency. Executed beautifully. One could also get this look with fabric and tulle, if the budget is tight. Debe la Velle

  3. Louis Velazquez says:

    Awesome look. Where did you place you lights and what type of lights were used?

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