By Ryan Kaiser, Eastern Wyoming Regional Director
Setting up large displays in banquet rooms can be challenging. How do you get around one of the most
common requests from venues not to nail or screw items to the walls? Typically you’re asked not even to
tape things up or hang display items from the ceiling or other structures. It’s hard to blame a venue owner
for those policies but, at the same time, during a banquet we want to showcase and display a lot of useful
information and valuable merchandise. Here’s a way to build a floating wall that will display all of your
merchandise without putting so much as a scratch on the venue walls.
(all materials can be found at a local lumberyard)
2 - 8-foot 4x4s
2 - 8-foot 2x4s
1 sheet of 3/8-inch OSB or plywood
4-inch wood screws
a saw and drill
Step 1: Cut the plywood in half to make a 4-foot x 4-foot square. Some lumber yards carry square pieces
this size, buying one of these can save some time and you’ll have less wasted material.
Step 2: Cut diagonally from corner to corner in each direction to make four equal-sized triangles. Put
these pieces aside.
Step 3: Cut 1 foot off of each of the 4x4s to make them 7 feet long.
Step 4: Position one 4x4 between two of the triangles you just cut and fasten these together with screws
to create a base.
Step 5: Repeat Step 4 with the other two triangles and the other 4x4.
Step 6: Connect the two bases by attaching the 2x4s to the 4x4s perpendicular to the triangle bases.
You now have an 8-foot-wide wall to hang pictures from, display merchandise off of or even adorn with
taxidermy or other decorations for your banquet.
If that’s not enough space, connect multiple bases with more 2x4s to make a floating wall that is as wide
as you need it. You can disconnect the 2x4 after the banquet for easier, flatter storage. You can also
connect your bases with plywood for a larger display area.
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