Ben Wysong, Sanne Beavin, and volunteers from Harbor Covenant Church in Gig Harbor, WA brings us this great use of underlayment.
At first they were thinking of using pallets to rip apart but decided they wanted longer pieces of wood on the wall.
They purchased 10 sheets of 4 x 8 ‘ underlayment that was 1/4″ thick. The underlayment is very lightweight material but still has a natural wood look. The boards were ripped into different widths (8 inch, 7 inch, and 6 inch), and also different lengths (7ft, 6ft, 5ft). Then the boards were painted. They left one board it’s natural color, a medium brown, and a dark brown.
On the walls they took 2 x 4’s and screwed them into the studs, then took the wood that was ripped and added them to the 2×4’s by using a staple gun. They layered the boards on top of each other, and underneath to add dimension and depth to the design.
The cross above was previously attached to a frame, so to complete the look they added the layered and stacked wood on the frame as well.
On the corners they added some saddles and “country decor” for their sermon series “When Life Feels Like a Country Song.” Their plan is to add different elements to the stage to go along with each sermon series’ theme.