3D Pyramids Stage Design

3D Pyramids

Bryan Copperthite from Grace Community Church in Fulton, MD brings us this awesome 3D, three pointed modular system.

This concept was inspired by the amazing wall built by The Rock Family Worship Center back in 2013.

They decided to take the concept and turn it into mountains of sorts.

Materials:

– 20-25 4mm 4’x8′ Coroplast Sheets, mostly gray with a few white cut into 8 equal triangles
– 20 rolls of extra wide Gorilla tape
– Wire rope
– 50′ unistrut
– 6 10′ all thread rods to hang from pipe grid at ceiling

They first had a local woodworker cut the Coroplast sheets into triangles. He used a programmable cutting machine, but a circular saw would do. The triangles were then laid out flat, spaced 1/2″ on each side, and then taped with small pieces at each intersection to hold it together. They used the Gorilla tape to tape all the edges a few rows at a time, turned it over at strategic stages and taped the back side. Note: use a piece of plywood or something of the sort to walk on it!

Once it was done being taped, it was incredibly easy to fold. They laid out the 50′ of unistrut above the peaks, joined the pieces together, and then connected it to the set using wire ropes and grommets. They lifted it using a lift and some manpower with ropes. The unistrut was connected to the ceiling with the all thread rods.

They hung it about 1/2′ to 1′ lower than it would be flat to allow them to mold the slack to give them the desired 3D effect.

Ended up 52′ across and 18′ at the highest peaks.

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23 responses to 3D Pyramids

  1. This is amazing, really well done, Bryan and team!

  2. Is the lighting on the Front or back? Are the lights on the ground or hanging? How many lights?

  3. Love it! Good job guys and gals

  4. I’m with Zac and would love to know those answers! I’m mainly commenting so I can be notified of email when you respond. Also, did you consider using gaffers tape? If so, why or why not? THANKS!

    • We ended up choosing wide Gorilla tape because of the scale and strength, but gaffers tape may work!

      • Hello Bryan,I really love this. I want to do the same at my church but I would really need your help.Is it possible that you can do it completely for me and i pay. I can give you the cm of the stage. Here is my number 004571722230, I need yours pleas. Am writing from Denmark.

  5. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!!! Awesome job!!!! It reminds me so much of Elisa Strozyk’s wood textiles which I love so much! Superb!!!

  6. Its amazing! I’m actually thinking of doing a variation of this for our Christmas stage. How/where did you attach ropes/grommets… any type of supports to the back of the structure?

    • Hello! The grommets and wire rope were attached every 2-3 triangles, with every peak attached. We thought we might have to brace the back, but it ended up not being necessary! We taped random places of the bottom to the floor once we had the desired shape.

  7. Vaughn VanSkiver October 15, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Great design and lighting!

  8. How did you tape the triangles together so perfectly? Each one of your tape lines looks perfectly straight.

    Great design!

  9. Bryan,
    I am a volunteer tech and stage designer for a church not too far from you in Jessup, MD. I have been wanting to use Coroplast, but I’m not sure where to buy it in this area. Can you let me know where you got it and how much it was per sheet? The end result looks great!

    Thanks!

  10. Hi Bryan,
    You mentioned cutting the 4’x8′ sheets into 8 triangles. Should it be 16? How did you attach the grommets to the Coroplast?

    This is such an awesome design! Your team did an amazing job!
    I will post pictures when we get ours up!

  11. Great Job!
    I’d like to do something similar for our church. The triangles on the pictures posted look like they are different shades. Did you guys use different shades of grey?

  12. Hey Bryan,

    I love this set! It looks awesome! I read in the comments that you used LED floods for the front lighting of the coroplast. I was just curious about the specific LED fixtures that you guys used. What were they?

  13. What’s the cost 323 299 1881

  14. I have been going through and looking at past designs and yours still captures my attention. Question: Did you need to cut all of those triangles or could you have simply connected large, maybe 4′ x 8′ sheets of coroplast, and made the triangles with the Gorilla tape?

    • Hi… I did this same set at my church.

      Yes, you have to cut the triangles out. It’s what enables the set to fold into the different angles so the lights give it different shades. It cuts easily with a utility knife. Also, some things I learned, keep a 1/4 to 1/2 gap between the triangles so it folds easy.

  15. Hello Bryan,I really love this. I want to do the same at my church but I would really need your help.Is it possible that you can do it completely for me and i pay. I can give you the cm of the stage. Here is my number 004571722230, I need yours pleas. Am writing from Denmark.

  16. Hi Bryan,
    Look great!
    Is this the sort of thing you could completely fold up and transport easily?
    Thanks

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