Craft Fair Displays

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Project by Mr M's Woodshop posted 06-17-2014 12:10 AM 2996 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and daughter-in-law have begun a handmade lotion business (MrsMsHandmade). We’ve done a couple of craft fairs, and it was time to do dedicated display pieces.

Four things were made for Mrs M:

1. A step unit, giving organization and verticality to the display.
2. A 3-compartment box for lip balm.
3. A tester organizer, that lets patrons find the sample lotions easily in all of the 12 (!) fragrances produced for our first event using the display units.
4. Little price placards, which my wife then decoupaged the prices onto.

Construction was usually with poplar (I also used a piece of IDKWII, and my wife asked me to ID that board as her first question when I gave her the completed piece. What can you do?); finish was mineral oil. The step unit is held together with bolts for relatively easy disassembly and transport.

Since I’m going to the craft fairs in support of the ladies, I’ve begun making cheese boards and cutting boards to sell … and so far, I’ve had no display pieces. That had to change. So, I made:

1. Two step units, which can display a board on each step. Construction with maple.
2. Two 13” x 13” x 4’ towers which use a french cleat system to hang the boards on display. Made with alder.

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA,

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 06-17-2014 01:45 AM

Very good, hope you sell out.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 06-17-2014 06:27 AM

Very nice Henry….looks like you have the whole family involved…very nice boards

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 06-17-2014 12:35 PM

The displays make a very good presentation. Best wishes in the ventures.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#4 posted 06-17-2014 01:04 PM

These are really great! They display the items well and are quite handsome.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#5 posted 06-17-2014 02:41 PM

These are both great looking craft fair booths. They will both enhance you craft businesses. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 06-17-2014 03:41 PM

Don’t let my wife see these. I already have too many displays to build for her as it is. Reminds me too, I need to get back out in the shop tonight and get some sidewalk chalkboard sandwich signs built before this weekend…

Keep up the fine work!

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Mr M's Woodshop

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#7 posted 06-17-2014 04:27 PM

Von, it seems like we’re living the same script. I’ve avoided being assigned to make the chalkboard signs so far, but they’ve been discussed MANY times!

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA,

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#8 posted 06-18-2014 12:14 AM

the display racks look great.hope you have a successful show!!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#9 posted 06-19-2014 12:00 AM

If the public can not see it, they can not buy it. You did a great job of getting the products out front. The products should sell well!! Good project. Thanks for sharing.

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#10 posted 06-19-2014 02:04 AM

Wonderful display. I agree if they see it they will purchase

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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