CD Graveyard

Rick Eckenwiler from Grace Community Church in Detroit, Michigan brings us this awesome use of all those old AOL CDs lying around your house. (You still have those?!)

To create this awesome look, they simply hot-glued CD’s to sheets of black Coroplast. The backs of the CDs offer a brilliant array of colors with any color light and look different from every seat in the room.

To light the set, Rick used mostly white light, with some blue for darker effect. (Be careful to light at steep angles so you dont blind the audience.)

Some of the pieces of Coroplast were hung from pipes. They screwed the Coroplast to a 1×4 to keep the piece rigid, then hung it with rope from the pipe.

The rest were¬†screwed to some 2×4 legs. The legs were made of a vertical 8′ 2×4 attached to a horizontal 3′ 2×4 on the floor, with an angle brace in between. They either screwed it to the floor, or sandbag them; depending on if they needed to be moved.

6 responses to CD Graveyard

  1. I had a co-worker, back in my corporate days, who wall papered his office with those stupid CDs. This looks like a lot better use of them.

    Big question. How were they strung to prevent them from rotating on their own and becoming a visual distraction.

    • Jonathan Malm July 7, 2011 at 5:31 pm

      From Rick:
      I didn’t string them, I hot glued them to black coroplast. Some of the pieces of coroplast were then hung, others were mounted on 2×4 legs.

  2. Is the rainbow effect just the natural result of the Light refraction from the CDs or was this a lighting effect? Love it!!!

  3. what thickness of coroplast did you use?

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