Austin Germain from Ward EPC in Northville, MI brings us this cool reclaimed wood stage design.
From Austin: I used barn wood planks for the backdrop and we had an old looking cross window built with 2×4’s and shaped plywood stained all the same dark brown for the center piece.
The Edison bulbs were on dimmers and we could change intensity with moods of songs. Some were hung from the ceiling and the ones on the floor are gaff taped to some old mic stands to create a “candle stick” effect.
The back wood planks are just leaned up against the back wall and the side planks under the screens are screwed into a wood framing system.
It’s a pretty simple design but it gave a great rustic aesthetic like an old broken down church building but still felt modern with the lighting options.
The barn wood was repurposed from a previous design but cost us $800 from another church in the area. A volunteer in our church built the cross for us and I got the Edison bulbs online in bulk for $1/unit. And the cords at IKEA for $3/unit.