How to Build Cemetery Columns for Halloween – main columns and gate (Part 1)


In part 1 I make the main columns (which come apart into 3 sections for storage) and the cemetery gates.
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Music by: Midnight Syndicate
Songs: Troubled Times, Awakening, Graveyard, Unhallowed Ground, Crypt of the Forsaken, Winged Fury, The Fens of Sargath
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For Columns:
-Luan plywood 1/4 in. x 4ft. x 8ft.
-Crown molding
-Owens Corning FOAMULAR 1/2 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft.
-R-Tech foam 2 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft.
-Post Pole Light Outdoor Garden Patio Driveway Yard Lantern Lamp Fixture
-flame bulbs
-10 or 15 ft. extension cords
-4 hinges (2 per column)
-Pool noodles
-nuts and bolts to connect the column sections and the gates
-White Flexbond for hard-coat

For Gates:
-1 in. PVC
-3 in. PVC
-Luan plywood
-4 Solid Unfinished Ball Finial for 1-1/4″ Rod – Capitol City Lumber
-Foam paper for finials

Paint: (all outdoors)
-Black, white, brown, green, turquoise, beige, white spray paint