Stage Designs

Woven Metal

Eric Alexander from Biltmore Baptist Church in Arden, NC brings us this metallic take on the Weave.

The inspiration behind this design came from a theme in their student ministry called “Renegade.” It needed a harder element than Coroplast. So as a take on the “weave” design, Eric decided to use flashing, typically used for roofing. The structure is built from sixteen 2″x4″x12′ boards painted black and fastened to the stage floor and the upstage truss. The flashing was screwed into the 2×4’s on the back side and on each end. Eric tasked one of his co-workers and some students to build what came out of his head and it turned out exactly what he expected. Another simple but effective design.

The project cost around $400 and took about 6 hours to build. Be careful with the flashing though, as it can be sharp on the edges. Their team used gloves to handle the flashing.

The design was lit with 6 ADJ Megabars (3 on each side in a column), and 6 Chauvet Slim Par Pro RGBA’s, and 3 Chauvet COLORado 1’s. This gave them the ability to use different colors to enhance the various angles on the flashing.

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