The Shapes of Coroplast

Derek Miller from FBC Murray in Murray, Kentucky brings us this design using everyone’s favorite material–Coroplast (or corrugated plastic).

To create this design he started with 6 sheets of 4×8 foot Natural Coroplast and cut them into 2×8 sections. With black gaffers tape, he took all 12 pieces and made 3 towers of 4 sheets taped together.

Then he added 4×8 sheets of Coroplast behind the towers by wedging them between the wall and the hand rails on the choir risers. In the front, on either side of the stage, he took one sheet of 4×8 coroplast, cut it in half and scored those halves at their half point. He then folded them and placed them at the inside corners of their piano and organ alcoves.

Since he was using natural, or clear, Coroplast, all of the pieces were lit from behind.

He used two LED bars for each tower. He used 3 LED Par36s for each alcove tower and one LED bar for each sheet in the back. He used the DMXIS interface and software to program presets.

4 responses to The Shapes of Coroplast

  1. gold star dmill

  2. My favorite part is the use of white par 56 cans attached to booms on the sides of the stage.

    Not picking, just caught me off guard….

    looks great.

    • Hahaha James, Oh those wonderful white par cans. Yea, they are definitely not led fixtures and once upon a time they were black. They were actually painted white and used a long time ago to light the stage from overhead. I found them in the closet last year and decided to throw some no color blue gels in and use them just to fill the stage, but sadly they did not make the cut. You can imagine why.

  3. Question for all who may have answers, I’ve got a stage design that involves a lot (50 sheets) of 4×8′ clear/natural Coroplast (or corrugated plastic)

    Does anyone have a supplier that will be cheep for something like this. Finding lots of white but no one wants to sell me large 4×8 sheets of the natural/clear stuff.

    Good job Derek, btw!


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