From Daniel: I was pulling apart a broken rocking chair into pieces small enough to fit into our bins when I noted how unique and beautiful each piece was. We had also recently pulled some old metal letters off the wall of our hall. So began the adventure of a new stage design. Through a miss-communication half of the pieces were thrown out but we were able to salvage together a great outcome.
The swirls are entirely made from parts of the rocking chair.
The letters are metal letters were part of an old memorial that was removed from our church Hall.
3 pieces of dressed pine were painted black and screwed horizontally across the pieces with an addition short piece behind each letter to bring the letters forward from the swirls a small amount.
The design was hung with two pieces of black picture frame wire.
The accompanying lines on the back wall were made out of more dressed pine we had left over from another previous stage design.
We cut them to pairs of varying lengths and laid them out on the floor in a staggered pattern that we thought would translate well on the stage. The diagonal pieces were mounted on two more parallel pieces of dressed pine painted black. The parallel pieces allowed us to create a design that could fold down which has been handy for storing but also made us consider the options to use at one of our portable campuses. The designs were screwed straight into our timber stage partitions and lit with some simple led par 56s on floor stands.
The design cost us little more than some black spray paint and screws.
$50 – Rocking Chair (Ours was free)
$68.34 ($5.72 x 12) Dressed Pine 30mm x 11mm x 2.7m
$4.30 – Black Hobby wire
$8.60 – 2 Ceiling Hooks
+ varying screws + black spray paint