I use the wood and cement/bucket method. i buy really cheap cement,pour it in bucket and place long wood pillars in the cement in the bucketWhat method do you use??
Could you make the wall frames out of pvc pipe???? It was someting i was thinking about trying.Let me know if you think this would work. I was also thinking about using tarps for the actual walls.
how much did your panel walls cost you? my family always did the panel walls but i found more simple ways for me (not wood savvy may i remind you) but i would love to go back to wood bcuz it just has more of that haunted feel to it.Interesting enough I tried the cement and bucket technique last year, it was an EPIC failure. Any little amount of wind was knocking over the walls regardless of what we tried to do, we cut holes in the plastic, put extra weight on the bottom, it was a BIG mess to do. Needless to say this year we will be using actual OSB panel walls much like mentioned above. I'm sure the concrete and bucket method could work, just make sure it isn't a windy area that you're using it in.
Here is a little bit of a price breakdown for building wooden walls, while it is somewhat expensive up front, you'll use the walls for years and they'll hardly ever wear out. You'll need 28 lineal feet of 2x4 for the frame of a single wall panel, and one sheet of 3/8" CDX plywood. I would stay away from OSB only because it splinters a lot and people are always bouncing into the walls and feeling along them with their fingers.
Qty 3.5 - 2"x4"x8' = $6
Qty 1 - full 4'x8' sheet of 3/8" CDX plywood = $7
Now these are prices you would find at a lumber yard, in pallet quantity, but you could probably get close to this at your local Home Depot/Lowes/Menards.
So, $13 for a single wall panel may sound like a lot, but think of what you can do with just a few wall panels...
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This little haunt takes up a lot of space and only uses 84 wall panels. At $13 per wall panel, you're only looking at around $1100. If you're young and can't spend that much money yet, just build a few walls and integrate them into your existing haunt. Within a few years, you'll have the sweetest home haunt around!!! Obviously you'll have to add the price of screws and nails (nail framing together, but screw plywood on), but still those prices are rather negligible.
Last year we used pallets for most of our walls. they were FREE and easy and they looked great! you can get free pallets off of craigslist. here are some pics to give you an idea of what they looked like.
Wow thats awsome. How are u keepin the walls standing up? what are u attaching all the walls to so they are not falling? for example if i were to walk through your pallet hallway and looked directly up, would there be a piece of wood attached to the halls to keep them standing up?