Levels of Remedy Stage Design

Geoff Mclarty from Evangel Assembly of God in Wichita, KS brings us this great stage design for a small space.

They started by measuring. Because their youth room has an alcove built into it, they figured that would be the best place to put the stage design of their new youth logo. The dimensions of the alcove were 22’wide x 10’tall.

Then they needed to evaluate any challenges they had with the stage design. They needed access to snake pots in the walls for the sound system. They also couldn’t anchor anything to the floor.

Their materials list included:
– 2″x4″x10′ studs
$2.79/per x 4 = $11.16
– 2″x4″x96″
$3.38/per x 15 = $50.70
– 4’x8′ Sheets of Plywood
$15.00 x 5 = $75
– 5/8″x5-1/2″x6′ Red Cedar Fence Pickets
$2.45 x 70 = $171.50
– Minwax Quart Provincial Wood Finish
$7.77/per can x 2 = $15.54

Jessie Harris and Geoff made an 8ft x 20ft wall—leaving one foot of clearance on all sides. They framed out 8ft sections of the wall at a time, leaving 1 section on one side so that they could attach the next section to the previous. Once they framed and nailed the plywood to the frame, they stood the wall up and created stilts for the wall to stand on. This, along with the 1ft gap they left between the alcove wall and their new fabricated wall, gave them the ability to access the wall pots easily. They anchored their new wall into the already existing wall by creating right angle footings.

Then they started laying out and cutting fence pickets. They cut and nailed these fence pickets in a staggered fashion to mimic a hardwood floor. They used a trim gun and nails to attach the pickets to the wall. After staining, they projected the new logo onto the wall and traced part of it onto the wall. Using a long saw blade, they cut the cross part out with a jigsaw. Using left over pickets and studs, they created a frame and wall section to place behind the area they cut out. Inside this frame, they placed a flexible LED light strip. This allowed them to change the color of the cross section easily. They painted the circle on with extra primer they had laying around, while leaving the “Remedy” section untouched to give it a more rustic look.

Total cost of this project was $324. It took about a day to complete.

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9 responses to Levels of Remedy Stage Design

  1. Nice! Great use of space. The logo/diorama appears to have a lot of depth for the stage area.

  2. Thanks for the kind words!

  3. How did you guys brace it so it would stand up without falling?

  4. My question is the same, how did you brace it so it did not fall, or is this a pretty permanent design?

    • Jon and Jody

      Thanks for inquiry! Sorry for the late response!

      We were pretty fortunate with this design, in that we were allowed to anchor into the “permanent” or structural wall behind it. So we made 90 degree braces and attached them “remedy” wall and then anchored it to the structural wall via screws. I have a picture of those braces if you would like to see. Send me an email at geoff@evangelwichita.org and I can send you more pictures of the wall!


  5. Samuel Reynolds April 8, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    What font is used for the word Remedy in this design?

  6. Any reason why you used cedar fence pickets? And have they started to warp or shrink or separate? Normally outside in the sun and heat they do. Wondering if they have in the room.

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