(Closed) Need to rent/buy/make BENCHES for the ceremony!!

posted 7 years ago in Richmond
Post # 3
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1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Chainsaw is all I can say. All you need is to cut lengths for the two legs and a rough board for the top. Check with a small sawmill to see if they can help. Toenail a screw in from the bottom (a few on each side) and your set. Good luck.

Post # 4
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799 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

How long is your ceremony? What about barn beams on blocks of wood (wide and sturdy) that you can borrow from someone (farmer?) rather than making something ($$$!!!) and needing to sell it afterwards?

Why not just rent chairs? I had a rustic venue (at a barn!) and struggled with what to do and opted that chairs were comfier for everyone and we used them for dinner as well (just had them moved into the barn).

Post # 5
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1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Beebug:  Dont know even want to know what the price of barn board is around here. I nearly choked the first time I saw an add at over 10$ per linear foot. Some regions dont have barn board available anymore and they import it.

Post # 7
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799 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@naturalysam:  Isn’t the price insane? We used barnboard for runners down our tables and the pricing was insane. I did resort to trespassing and getting some illegally from abandoned barns in the boonies (had to get a tetanus shot after one trespass!) but 90% of it came from a barn that fell down last winter and the woman who owned the property welcomed us to carefully sort through the rubble, and gave her $40 to take whatever we wanted…..THAT was a huge score for us two months before the wedding, I was getting worried! I sold it all for $200 in a heartbeat, but we had cut it to 8ft lengths and cleaned it and it was perfect for tables, so worth the $ for the bride that bought it from me.

The venue where we got married operates as a pumpkin/fun fall farm and they offered their beams they had from an old barn to use as benches, that’s why I suggested what I did! Sometimes random places (maple syrup places, pumpkin patches, etc places that may only seasonally need their seating might be worth looking into to see if anything can be borrowed? Just a thought 🙂 Another idea is to call people who take down barns? I know that’s big around here, and they always have extra wood and beams, and you never know?

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