What kind of wood is used for church pews?
Upholstered church pew bodies are reinforced with a solid oak inner-frame. All components are screwed together into solid oak or solid maple and are guaranteed not to come loose for the life of the installation. Colonial ends are 2 1/4″ thick solid maple and have a true raised panel route with extra sharp corners.
Are old church pews worth anything?
After fully restored and resized, most of our antique walnut church pews sold for between $600 and $1200. So, yes, antique church pews can be valuable antiques on the market today.
Why do they call church benches pews?
late 14c., peue, “raised, bench-like seat for certain worshipers” (ladies, important men, etc.), frequently enclosed, from Old French puie, puy “balcony, elevated place or seat; elevation, hill, mound,” from Latin podia, plural of podium “elevated place,” also “front balcony in a Roman theater” (where distinguished …