Cross Plaque

Brett King from Maryland Community Church in Terre Haute, IN brings us this cool cross look.

Supplies needed:

  • 2X4’s
  • Luan plywood 1/4 inch (painted black)
  • Cube Paperforms tiles (stapled to front of structure onto the luan.)
  • 1X6’s to create the “lip” of the cross. This lip keeps the front lighting from spilling onto the backlit cross.
  • Coroplast was used to form the cross (find local sign shop to purchase 4X8 sheets…don’t pay more than $20 per sheet)
  • Wood screws (3/4”) used to screw luan onto 2X4 boxes and 3” screw for attaching boxes together.
  • Pneumatic stapler (a must have for a stage design crew)
  • Pneumatic finish nailer (used to attach 1X6 to inside of cross to form the “lip.”

They used a modular approach to building the structure. For example: they built a 3X8 square underneath the cross. On both sides of the cross they built two separate boxes. They had a team of 10 people building each one separately and then they screwed them all together using 3” wood screws. The cross in the middle was 18” wide so they factored that out of the bottom 8’ box to figure how wide their two side boxes would be.

8’ minus 18” = 6.5’.

So their side boxes would measure half of 6.5’ or 78” = 39” side box.

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