Post # 1
I can’t believe I couldn’t find the topic online anywhere or here. I suppose people just figure it out or have someone do it for them. I’m having an indoor reception, entirely DIY. It’s inside of an indoor church gym. I’m not going to hang string and fairy lights against the walls of the reception. Instead, I’m going to create a pipe and drape structure in the middle of the gym to close in the distance so that I have it easier with hanging stuff. There will be no curtains. I’ll be making marshmallow curtains, so everything is relatively visible.
Any idea where to hide it? The electrical sockets are out against the walls, so no sockets on the floor to hide. 🙁
Or, rather, the appropriate question is: Where have people hid the cords in the past?
Post # 3
So, just to make sure I’m getting this straight… You’re hanging fabirc to create a false ceiling and you are wanting to hang lights on this false ceiling?
Post # 4
I understand that your’re planning to use pipe and drape to create new “walls” on the inside of the church gym to define a smaller, more intimate space, but I don’t quite understand the rest of your post.
Post # 5
I don’t completely understand either. But usually when I see electrical cords in a hall, they are stuck to the floor using electrical tape or duct tape, at regular intervals, and they run close to the wall wherever possible. But this isn’t so much to hide them, as to keep them out of the way so no one trips on them.
And at the risk of being really sexist: the guys usually handle this and you might want to ask at a different forum, one which isn’t mainly women. No idea where to suggest though.
Post # 6
Hahaha. I appreciate the comments. Yes, I’m creating a frame to have a “false ceiling,” and I am hanging lights on this false ceiling. Yeah, I have no idea where to hide the cords, or else let them dangle or tape them down to the floor. But THAT looks tacky…
Post # 7
@FMonauer: You can use extension cords to take the electrical cord all the way to the nearest wall, then run the extension cord down the wall. Tape it in place with clear packing tape.
Post # 8
@FMonauer: You can use extension cords to take the electrical cord all the way to the nearest wall, then run the extension cord down the wall. Tape it in place with clear packing tape or use tape the color of the wall.