Barned Walls

Danny Isom from Hill Country Bible Church in Austin TX brings us these Christmas panels.

From Danny: We wanted to go with a very clean and classy Christmas stage for 2016. We built four 10x8ft walls, stained them with a white wash, and hand painted the four Advent words of Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace that would match our overall Christmas graphics. We added barn lights on the panels to help light the words on each panel and they also reflected the gold fleck paint of the words. To pull the design into the audience, we built 9 “wreath chandeliers” and hung them from the catwalk. Four chandeliers hung over the audience and five were over the stage. The wreaths are 48in in diameter and wrapped with white lights. Each wreath was hung vertically, had 5 antique Edison bulbs covered by mason jars hanging around the perimeter at random lengths, and a strand of 3 antique Edison bulbs hanging in the middle. For stability each wreath had a unistrut X shape built in the middle and airline cable attached to hang securely from the catwalk. The lights on the walls and each individual wreath were on their own dimmer channel for full lighting control during services.

Watch the service here:

6 responses to Barned Walls

  1. I find this gorgeous!

    Thank you for sharing. :-)

  2. What are you using for the texture behind the Christmas scene? In the photos, it appears to be horizontal blue slats with blue light on them.

    • They are 8′ X 4′ Sound Panels that we put 1×4 Slats that we stained with a Black stain then have Blizzard PixelStorms downlighting so we can make them whatever color we want

  3. Samuel Gonzalez October 24, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Great design!

    What kind of wood this you use for this project?

    I count 17 boards doing up, are they 1×6 boards?

    How did you brace them from the back?

    Thank you for your time

  4. This is an amazing set design! Thank you for sharing it! It is an inspiration and I absolutely love the word walls. For my church’s December set design we were looking to create the word walls that would fit our stage. What kind of wood did you use in this project? How did you brace them in the back? Thank you in advance for your help!

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