Stage Designs

Metal is Greater

Duncan Campbell from New Braunfels Church of Christ in New Braunfels, TX brings us this metallic stage design.

From Duncan: The stage was designed around the current worship theme of Greater Than. I wanted to go for a metallic look to complement the series graphic. I used corrugated aluminum cut at 45º to make the “greater than” symbol in the negative space. The symbol repeats in several set pieces.

I cut the aluminum at an angle, then sandwiched it between two boards, and screwed them all together. The tall pieces and lectern facia have the full Greater Than symbol. The lamp covers have the middle part exposed to reveal more light and give a slightly different look. For the lamp shade covers, once I sandwiched the aluminum, I folded them back to form a curve then secured with support boards on top and bottom. After I was finished, I split some vinyl tubing and covered all the sharp edges (aluminum is extremely sharp). The tubing is invisible from the pews. To keep the inside point from protruding forward or backwards, I affixed it to the top and bottom pieces using fishing line and packing tape. This is also invisible from the pews.


  • 1×4 pine
  • 26″ x 8′ corrugated tin
  • 26 x 12′ corrugated tin
  • Self-drilling screws
  • Split vinyl tubing to cover sharp edges

Also Used:

  • 4′ level
  • Carpenter’s square
  • Sharpie
  • Tin snips
  • Drill
  • Compound Miter Saw

Total cost: $301.

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4 responses to “Metal is Greater”

  1. Pat Enstrom says:

    Very clever use of materials! !
    Gives a big ,total environment change.
    Love your documentation! Keep it going Dunc.

  2. Maurio says:

    Hi there.. we’re in NC.. Any clue on how to find someone to cutout metal like this???

  3. Katsy Joiner says:

    We would love to repurpose this!! Right up the road in Spring Branch just need to transport. Please contact me if still available! thanks

  4. Jeremy says:

    If they haven’t already been taken I’d love to reuse these!!

    Please contact me at

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