Racing against time to make two stands for a wedding

In this video, I race against time to make two stands for a wedding: One to hold an outdoor arbor in an indoor venue, the other using handy conduit connectors to hold a hanging neon sign.

The arbor holder literally could have been a 2x4 with holes in it, but it was fun combining shapes to make this fancier version instead.

The sign stand, meanwhile, looks simple, and it is. It uses cheap 3/4" electrical conduit, simple Maker Pipe conduit connectors, and easy Montana Gold spray paint. But it turned out great, and totaled less than $50 to make, quite the savings over similar ones on sale online for $350 or more.

Tutorials coming soon. Thanks for watching!

Wisconsinite Andy Reuter writes and creates films about whatever DIY project is holding his attention at the time. For more, follow him on Instagram, find him on Twitter, or subscribe to his channel on YouTube.


Nat’s show

Maker Pipe

Montana Gold Shock Black spray paint

Tubing cutter

Cheaper Harbor Freight tubing cutter if you get it in store

3/4" electrical conduit

Bosch Palm Sander

Trying a tweak to my video editing style inspired by Uri Tuchman, a deeply talented maker and film maker

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