Spikes

Spikes

Gary Clegg from The Crossing in Tampa, FL brings us this great use of MIO ceiling tiles.

Inspired by the ceiling/wall tiles they make, Greg came up with a quick design sketch, ordered the product, and started to work. They created four long side frames from cut down 2×4’s painted black. They stapled 14 tiles to each and hung them from schedule 40 pipe they had in the stage overhead. Then they created a 2’x2′ grid from 1/2″ cut 2×4’s and painted it black for the back wall.

They attached 55 tiles to the back wall grid. The project was lit with 14 four-foot LED batons on the base and from the truss.

The total cost for the project was around $600 and took two days to create and light. They had a great team of volunteers to help pull this off.

16 responses to Spikes

  1. Wow..this is excellently executed.Especially the lighting.
    We did something close to that using cake boxes.For our September series (ONELOVE.KE PRAY KENYA)

    check this out.
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=493642190654471&set=a.493642137321143.113122.110845182267509&type=3&theater

  2. I NEED THIS BUT DON’T KNOW HOW TO CREAT IT…I HAVE A CONFERENCE STARTING NEXT WEEK AND HOW I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE SOMETHING LIKE THIS SET UP…

  3. Tanya, this was really simple. The panels are from a company called MIO Culture. http://www.mioculture.com they were put on a 24″ X24″ gid made of 2 X 4’s cut in half and then the pane;s were staples to the grid. The lighting was LED batons (5 on top and 5 on the bottom).
    I hope this helps.

    • I like this. I confess, though, I’m confused about the grid. At top it says that it is “a 2′x2′ grid from 1/2″ cut 2×4′s.” Here is says “2X4’s cut in half.” Cut in half? I can’t picture either of those descriptions. Could you elaborate a little?

      Best,
      Steve

  4. You killed it Gary!! =)

  5. Love this look! Keep up the good work! Though, I have a question – I understand that these tiles are recyclable cardboard, so I’m just curious how durable they are, and if they are strong enough to withstand a few years of use. What do you think?

  6. No, they are basic hang, use and toss. this set was up for about 6 weeks. When we took it down we had all intentions of re-using the tiles on a different campus. that didn’t happen. But as cheap as they are, you should be able to replace them.
    Hope this helps.

  7. Could or did you use this as a projection surface?

  8. No just lighting. It could be used for treatment tough.

  9. Where did you/do you purchase your lighting from?

  10. What kind of LED batons did you use to light this?

  11. Hi, I just ordered and received these and I have one question; what did you do, if anything, on the edge where the two sides meet? I assume you didn’t do anything and let the lights and distance mask it, but maybe you did something and if so I’d love to know what. Thanks

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