Stage Designs

Slat Stacks

Jeremie Bird from Spokane Christian Center in Spokane, WA brings us these stacks of slats.

This design was inspired by some architectural panels seen on newer buildings. They created five panels using eight sheets of 1/2″ plywood, cut them into 4ft x 4″ strips with a table saw, and painted them a satin white. Then they ripped a 2x4x12 in half, painted them black so you cant see them against a black backdrop, and made two support rails to attach the slats to. They up-lit and down-lit the panels with 10 LED color strips to make a combination of colors and gradients they wanted.

Total cost for this was $250, not including the LED lights.

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Separated Tree Glittery & Mangerish

14 responses to “Slat Stacks”

  1. Clayton Bell says:

    These look great! Seems like something you could do with coroplast as well. Any idea what the total height of the slats stacks were?

    • Jeremie B says:

      Thanks! We wanted something that would last longer then cloroplast to use for future events and traveling sets but cloroplast would be good alternative if need be. The stacks are 4ft x 10ft

      • Jeff Skinner says:

        Hey Jeremie! A couple questions for you…how did you secure the slats to the frame? Just drilling them? Couldn’t see any marks on the slats so I was curious. Also, how did you secure the frames to the wall or did you build a standing base for them? Thanks!

  2. Scott says:

    What type of lights did you use and where exactly are they placed?

    • Dereck Gade says:

      We used 10 Chauvet Colorstrips.
      -5 set on the stage about 18″ below the bottom
      -5 hung from a bar 13′ up on the back wall

  3. Kyle Rockwell says:

    This looks great!

    Is it possible to get by with only 1 Chauvet ColorStrip? (We wouldnt be able to make them 10ft high in our building) Trying to see if one would work for say 6 or 7ft?

    • Jeremie B says:

      Yes 1 color strip would work it wouldn’t be as bright. It would be brighter on the bottom and get dimmer towards the top. But we’ve had it this way and it still looks good. :)

      • Sam says:

        Hello, I like your design. I can see the Chauvet Colorstrips above the slats, but I can’t quite see the ones below them. Could you point out where the bottom ones are? Also, how are the slats supported? Also, what kind of lights are those in between the slats (4 of them at the bottom, and two above the colorstrips)? Any specs on those would be helpful. Thanks

  4. Jeremie B says:

    Yes 1 color strip would work it wouldn’t be as bright. It would be brighter on the bottom and get dimmer towards the top. But we’ve had it this way and it still looks good. :)

  5. Kyle Rockwell says:

    Another quick question… Could you tell me the length of your Chauvet Colorstrips are? Or what the specs are? I found some that are only 19inches long… I am wondering if those are wide enough to fill the 4 foot panels

  6. Jeremie B says:

    Here is a link to the lights we have. The 19″ color rails would probably not be wide enough to cover 4ft.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001063C94

  7. Jodie Kavanagh says:

    How are these structures supported?

  8. Adam says:

    I am curious as to how these are supported and is the black behind them a wall or some sort of cloth backdrop?

  9. Kathy says:

    Really nice design. Can you please explain where the bottom sets of 5 lights are? As Sam mentioned I can see the top but not the bottom.

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