Stage Designs

Throwback: Grate

Sean Bolinger from Christian Faith Center in Federal Way, WA brings this very cool patterned structure. (Originally posted July 2013)

This is from their Mill Creek Campus. They wanted a structure that was versatile and could be used for many different looks and moods. It also needed to look good on TV and camera. Sean started looking at TV shows and different backdrops and came across this offset circle pattern during a late night talk show. So he decided to mimic that in the middle and come up with a structure around it.

They cut the circles out of 4×8′ sheets of 3/4″ MDF. The frames/columns around the structure were just made from 2×4’s and 1/8″ ply wood. Inside the columns, they built a small box and painted it white. They put RGB LED strips inside and and covered the front with a textured plastic they found at a local store. Behind the circles they hung a white scrim which they lit from the floor with LED bars. At the top of the scrim they put mirrors facing the LED bars to help get even lighting on the scrim.

Then they built two matching band risers. The fabric was lit from above by white LED lights and for a different look they hung LED Christmas lights behind the fabric which can only be seen when they are on.

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