📏 What Does Linear Feet Mean in the Drapery Drop Downs?
Linear feet is the distance in length against a wall. Example, if your wall is 30 ft long from left to right,
then you need a 30 ft long backdrop (30 linear feet of draping). Linear feet does not have anything to do with height of a draping setup.
All ShipOur.Wedding™ drapery rentals adjust from a 4 ft to a 10 ft tall height.
Rounding Up Linear Feet – If your wall is 26 ft long, then round up to the nearest 10, & reserve 30 linear feet of draping. This can be adjusted down a couple of feet so that it will fit your space. This is possible because all our crossbars adjust from 7 ft to 10 ft long. Example, a 30 foot section has (3) crossbars. This 30 foot rental can be adjusted down to minimum of 21 linear feet (7 ft x 3 crossbars = 21 linear feet).
Calculate Entire Room Linear Feet – Let’s say you are draping an entire room that measures 40 ft long by 60 ft wide. You must add the total distance of all (4) walls. You would add 40 + 60 + 40 + 60 = 200 linear feet of draping.
How to Measure Linear Feet – If you are not sure of your room/wall measurements, then consult with your venue contact. Sometimes they will provide you with the total square ft of your room. Square footage is not helpful you need the linear measurements of your walls to be draped in order to reserve the correct quantity of draping. Your venue contact may have to use a tape measure & provide you with these dimensions if you are unable to do so yourself. Your venue should have a diagram with these measurements on file since this is commonly requested info.
DIY Tip: When reading diagrams, one dash ‘ means feet & two dashes “ means inches. You want all measurements to be in feet & not inches.