(Closed) HAY BALE SOFAS – How To??

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@brandi_105:  I think your idea sounds adorable, and you have probably already thought about this, but I just wanted to ask if you’ve thought about hay and allergies yet.  Many people are really allergic to hay, especially if they have to sit in it.  Though it sounds like it will look adorable, I know that I would not be able to attend a wedding with hay bale furniture because I would stop breathing.  🙁  It’s just something to think about.  I’m sorry to be such a Debbie Downer. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@brandi_105:  Then it sounds great!  Just wanted to make sure you had thought of the potential problem.

Looking at that photo you linked to, it almost looks like there’s a real sofa under there to give it the proper shape (see how you can see the outline of the cushions under the blanket?).  If you had an old, beat-up couch and/or chair, you could probably attach enough hay to it to make it look like they were solid bales.  Maybe.  I think.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Maybe for the back backrest, you can put some type of stakes in the bottom part (like where the “cushion” would be), then slide the backrest onto the stake. It would give it some structure at least. This is super cute!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

If you set the hay bales length wise they should not move. They weigh about 40lbs each so they’re not light to begin with. I would say your best bet would be to stack them the way they are meant to be which is length wise with the widest part laying on the ground rather then the thinnest part on the ground. If your trying to create that specific look then you would need to stake the bales in the make them stay.

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