Homemade Columns for a Wedding Reception?

How do I make cheap columns? Has anyone ever made them out of PVC piping?

By Laurie


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September 2, 20100 found this helpful
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I've never made any columns out of PVC pipe, but I am sure it could be done. You might consider the paper rolls from inside carpet rolls (from a carpet stoor or carpet supplier) also. They are large (long and around) and heavy weight. I would imagine you could obtain some free from a carpet store or "home depot" type store, or surely they wouldn't charge you much for something they trash probably. Also cardboard (even paper) can be painted, believe it or not, whereas the PVC would be a bit trickier to paint, but if you used white and wanted white anyway, no painting at all.

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September 2, 20100 found this helpful
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Go to a building supply (like for a furniture shop) and ask for heavy cardboard cylinders. They come in different diameters, and are sold by the foot. Used primarily to be covered with "curved wood" like woodworker's tambour (also available at the same shop). You can build really beautiful columns with these materials, but they're on the expensive side.


You could also just use the heavy cardboard cylinders and add texture with common spackle or marbleize them using several different faux-painting techniques. Actually, we need a lot more information in order to give you an educated estimate of how and what you need or can do.

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September 2, 20101 found this helpful

I have been in the floral / wedding biz for over 2 decades. I would be glad to help you for free, but need a few details first:

* What area are these used for [like sectioning off cocktail area from the reception area]
* Are they seen from both sides?
* Are they near where folks could lean on them?
* Are they to be moved after a time?
* What size/height did you want?


* How many did you need?
* How much can you spend for all [$20, $50, $100?]
* What is date of wedding?
Let me know and i can repost answers here!
And Congratulations, by the way!

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June 21, 20160 found this helpful

They will be used in the wedding down the aisle. I want 10 5 ft tall. And yes I can have them removed right after the ceremony. Wedding is August 19th

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April 13, 20170 found this helpful

Hi im valerie i looking for 6 columns from 8' to 3 feet if thats possible and they is going to be in the church in front of each other my theme is peacock sceneries

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