Pipe & Drape Rental Guide
Pipe and drape systems are Pipe and drape systems are extremely versatile and can be used for a variety of events.
fairly simple but as with all new things, it’s a good idea to know the specific components beforehand. By understanding the different components of a pipe and drape system, you can swiftly set up your display with ease and style.
We’ll begin with the steel bases, which can come in stunning silver or sleek black, depending on how you want it to pop at your event. The bases come with their own components, which are pins for connecting the base to another component we’ll discuss in a bit—the “uprights.” For some extra stability, you can also seek out rubber weights that are specifically designed to get the job done.
As promised, now we’ll dive into the titular pipes. The first pipe we’ll address is suitably titled an “upright,” which is a vertical pipe that connects to the steel base. Just like the bases, uprights can come in the same shades of silver or black. At the top of the upright is where you connect the crossbar, which is a vertical support rod. The crossbar is the pipe on which you’ll put your drapes. All these components come in a variety of sizes to accommodate different display needs.
The final component is the drapes themselves, which spill over the whole system with style and grace, as long as they’re properly set up. Luckily, setting up these systems is so easy that it’s harder to get it wrong than right.
You can also take advantage of valance hangers, which allow you to add an extra crossbar to create draped layers. Plus, tieback bands can help you add an extra touch of class to those layers. Using extra layers can expand your creative choices for designing the display while also adding some visual depth to it.
When it comes to the different components of a pipe and drape system, you have the basics, plus some additional options. For example, you can find upright extensions, as well as covers that add bold shades of blue, red, or white to the display. Another additional component you have the option of adding is “S” sign hooks. These hooks attach to your existing pipe and drape system and allow you to hang materials such as signs or banners for an event.
Now that you know what they are, you’re ready to take full advantage of a pipe and drape system at your next event. As our name suggests, we have a variety of options for those who need pipe and drape wholesale to easily make an event more attractive and elegant.
Crossbar: The horizontal drape support rod that is typically adjustable in width, depending on how many fabric panels you use. The narrowest models generally start at three feet wide, and the widest go out to sixteen feet in width. The more space you need to mask with fabric, the more support equipment you’ll need.
Upright: The uprights are the vertical pipes that hold up the crossbar and fabric. Like the crossbar, they are adjustable, allowing you to adjust the height to create the fabric coverage you’re looking for.
Base: The base is the foundation of your pipe and drape display that keeps everything safe and sturdy. The weight of the base will depend on the height of your upright bars, as well as the weight of the fabric drape you choose. Sometimes you may need to place a sandbag on these bases for a little extra weight, or a rubber base weight for the heavy-duty displays and backdrops. Base plates can range from 15 lbs up to 75 lbs depending on your install's height.
Drape: Designed to meet any budget, Dazian’s drapes are a vast variety of fabrics that come in a range of colors, style, and materials. They make perfect accessories to larger visual experiences or simple backdrops to mask out backgrounds, and they easily slide on or attach to piping for quick and convenient set up.
Extras: To take a traditional pipe and drape to the next level, we’ll often provide accessory elements, like a valance header on a crossbar pipe, or double back wall hangers for adding layers of fabric to enhance the overall appeal.