Fishy Fishy

Scott Brown from Crosslink Community Church in Harrisonburg, Virginia brings us this stage design for their “Go Fish” sermon series.

After unsuccessful attempts to find a boat to put on stage, they decided to build one themselves. They started with a wood frame (built from 1×1 pieces of wood and flexible wood straps). It was then covered in cardboard and painted. To finish it off, they purchased fishing net on Amazon to cover the side of the boat. It turned out fairly realistic — they even had some church members mistake it for a real boat!

Going along with this nautical theme, they purchased some 4×4 wood planks, cut them to size and ran rope through them to create the look of a dock. They placed those on the sides of the stage as well as in front of the drum kit.

They also used brush to create some additional interest. They used large tin cans to hold the brush and covered the outside of the cans with small dowels and tied them together with wire. Each of these were lit with Chauvet PAR 64 LEDs.

Finally, for the back wall, they decided to cover it in bubble wrap to give a water-type look. They used black gaff tape to secure it to the top part of the wall (as to leave no holes in the wall). They uplit the back wall with Chauvet Colordash Batten Quad 12 LED fixtures.

Total budget for this stage set was around $300 for wood, paint, fishing nets, and bubble wrap.

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