Before the Protestant Reformation, churches were generally not furnished with pews. It was only in the mid to early twentieth century when pews were rented out to individuals and families in churches. This was a common practice then among Presbyterian, Anglican and Catholic churches and a way for them to raise income. Today, it is popular among private homes to use antique church pews. They use the church pews in the dining area or entryway as benches. Many people simply feel good about using a part or piece of a church in their home. This is not surprising since compared to the non religious and the moderately religious, very religious Americans have higher overall well being. This is across all major faiths. Thus at present church furniture is used not just by churches but also by individuals in their homes and in other commercial establishment. And although as of 2010, it is in the South were eight of the ten most religious states in the country are located, there are now many manufacturers of church pews for sale. So if you are looking for church pews for sale or church steeples for sale, here are three important things to consider before making your purchase.
First, there are several places where you can get church pews for sale. Basically if you want brand new church pews for sale, you can buy them from a manufacturer or a sales company or store. There are advantages and disadvantages to buying church pews for sale from both. For example, if you buy church pews for sale from manufacturer you can have them custom made. You can for example, choose your wood and your style. On the other hand, it can be more expensive than the more common and basic pews that you can find from sales company. Now, if you are looking for antique church pews you can find them from antique stores or estate sales. There are also many online sites that offer antique church pews for sale.
Second, when it comes to the overall quality and look of the church pews for sale, the most important thing that you should consider is the materials or the type of wood. There are many types of wood that you can choose from, such as oak. The good thing about this is that with very little maintenance your pews will retain its original quality for years and will also last for even hundreds of years. You should therefore talk to the manufacturer about the different types of wood that are available from them. You should also ask about solid wood and plywood if you are concerned about the price.
Third, ask for the warranty of the pews. You would want to find a manufacturer that guarantees their products. In case of problems with your pews you simply want the manufacturer to be there to solve these problems. It also tells you how confident they are about their product.