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Signs for Church Pews

skyrocker1 | Posted in General Discussion on

We just remodeled and expanded our church. We had signs for the pews
that sat on top of the pew. The always fell off. Clamps were out of the question and no drilling for post in these new pews. I did some reverse
engineering and took one of the old units. They had two flat pieces of
lead that were used to mold over the pew top. I found some sunshine
lt. wt. Canvas 12 x 12 piece sewed together and turned them right side
out. I used 9 36 cal. lead bullets for each pocket. Total of 18.
I need something non-slip and found in a home improvement store a non-slip mat used for sanding wood or holding tools. A small piece in the middle of this and hot glued in place. Ah-Hah no marring, no slippage and used the old wood signs for now. I plan on making new signs from White Oak to match the pews. Commercially they want $25.00 for
these things and unlike mine they fall off and in only one color Maroon,
cordroy. I can choose any color I want for the church calendar.


  1. Crafty_Manx | | #1


    I don't know if it would be cheaper than bullets, but have you thought about using large washers to weigh down the ends?  Might save your church some money.  I especially like how you can match the colors to the season, that seems more appropriate.


    1. skyrocker1 | | #2

      I cast my own bullets and use lead from old wheel weights that are given to me free. I have no cost. Washers would work but I would have more

      expense with the purchase of washers than the free lead I get. Lead holds them down and there is no noise. Others might want to take Crafty-Manx idea because of availability. Doc

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