Stage Designs

String Arrangement

Charles Garwood from Lafayette Community Church in Lafayette, Indiana brings us these awesome string designs for their stage.

They built 5 2×4 frames, and drove a nail in every inch around the perimeter. They strung gray yarn on the back to give it some added depth, and used white yarn on the front. Total cost was around $100 for the yarn, wood, paint, nails, and mounting hardware. This design allowed them to easily re-string everything and create a new design in a matter of only a few hours, and at no extra cost as they were able to re-use most of the yarn. Spanning between the frames also allowed them to come up with even more design options.

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29 responses to “String Arrangement”

  1. Tim says:

    great design! whoever lit this design deserves a of credit too, really great color choices and wash.

  2. kim mclennan says:

    well done!!

  3. Stephanie says:

    This is awesome!! What are the dementions of your stage?

  4. I get the frames are made of 2×4’s but what dimensions are they? 8 feet tall, 3 feet wide?

    I think we are going to try this one — it looks awesome!


  5. Grace says:

    What type of wood did you use?

  6. Sonia I Morales says:

    Hello, I need your help. It will be able to give measurements of white and gray cotton lace which is recommended.

  7. Bryan Ruhf says:

    Excellent design and flexibility. Have you considered putting LED tape around the inside of the frame?

    • Charles Garwood says:

      Thought about it a few times. We actually have a few rolls of tape, but I’m terrible with a soldering iron so I haven’t done it yet.

  8. David Kim says:

    Hi! Awesome layout! Would you mind sharing what kind of lighting system you used for the screen washing. I am not too familiar with lighting so if you could give me the specifics that would be even more awesome

    • Charles Garwood says:

      We use Chauvet SlimPar Q12 fixtures, one per frame. Typically 50% brightness, and ramp up to 100% during parts of songs

  9. Alden Zuck says:

    What did you use to mount the frames?

  10. Dustin Vaughn says:

    What is the size of the 5 frames?

  11. Dina Porter says:

    What gauge(weight, thickness) yarn did you use??

  12. Jeff says:

    Can you give an approximate amount of yarn you used? Also where did you get your yarn? I know you said you used both gray and white. Can you give the amounts?

  13. Ron says:

    We are considering doing a stage with this yarn idea but we are struggling with how much yarn you used for entire project. Could you please tell us how much yarn you used?

  14. Camila says:

    Wonderful! What type of wire you used and the quantity (meters / rolls). Teaches how to blend the white yarn with gray. THANKS!

  15. Paola Correnti says:

    Would you be interested in doing a big string art installation for a restaurant in UK?
    We would be sending you the panels with the nails on it and you would do just the weaving in your workshop and then send it back to us.
    Thank you,

  16. Would you be willing to do a set up for our teacher conference in October? Great work!

  17. Paul says:

    Love design. Can you tell me what type of yarn did you use? What grade level or type of yarn. Thank you!

  18. marlene corona says:

    what kind of string did you used and how much? im refering to the picture number 4

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