God's Eye Stage Design

God’s Eye

Trevor Clements from Cedarbrook Church in Menomonie, WI brings us this lightweight and well-lit set.

This back drop was inspired by  Stage Siding.

After switching to LEDs Trevor and his team wanted a new design to show them off. Challenged with a corner stage and limited space, the design needed to be slim and symmetrical. Also the large structure needed to be lightweight and maneuverable for a safe and easy set up.

They first started by building the sections with 4×8 sheets of lightweight Coroplast and taped them together on the backside. Then they cut strips 2 3/4 inch wide from Styrofoam sheets (1 inch thick) gluing them to the Coroplast sections to make a diamond pattern. Using a speed square and 45 degree angles, they started in the middle and worked their way to the outside of each section. They found it helpful to use wood blocks as spacers between the strips. The strips were glued with Styrofoam glue and needed to dry over night before moving them.

The two small diamond sections were 8 feet tall by 10 feet wide and the large diamond section (made in two pieces) was 12 feet tall by 20 feet wide. (see pics) These sections were then power stapled onto individual wood frames that fit each section using 1″ x 6″ x 12′ planks of wood. Wood legs were also screwed to the frames so the structure would stand 18 inches off the stage floor. After the panels were stapled onto the frames they were lifted up into place and wires were attached to the tops and secured to the ceiling rafters.

Altogether, 15 sheets of 4×8 Coroplast and about 6 sheets of 4×8 Styrofoam were used. A total of 12 LEDs were aimed from each corner towards the diamond in the center of each section from above and below.

The total cost of the project added up to around $260 not counting the wood that was on hand.

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5 responses to God’s Eye

  1. Love the look! I have a few questions.

    Where did you get your 4′ X 8′ X 1″ foam board? Did you cut it with a table saw? How long did it take you to put it all together?

    Thanks! Great job!

    • Scott, I wasn’t a part of the this design, but I can give you some ideas. You can get foam board this size at lowes or home depot. It’s called foam board insulation. You MIGHT be able to cut with a fine tooth table saw blade, but it’s pretty easy to use a jig saw with a guide or exacto knife that has a really sharp blade. I use a jig saw on foam board all the time.

  2. Hello,

    Where did you get the coroplast from? We are looking for a good deal to make budget.

    thank you,

  3. Thanks glad you like the effects… Sorry I didn’t see your questions til now. You can find the 4 x 8 sheets of foam at any hardware dealer. Menards, fleet farm, home depot, Lowes… Home Depot has 10pks of 4 x 8 coroplast but we ordered it through a local sign maker shop who sold it for cost. I cut the foam on a table saw. Makes a big mess of static foam balls so do it outside if possible.

  4. Javier De Santiago April 5, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Hello, I wanted to know what is the distance you used to separate the foam. What size block did you used? Great design by the way :)

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