Computer display stand for a conference trade show

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Project by Mark Shymanski posted 11-03-2010 06:13 AM 3651 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It is not exactly fine wood working but it is sturdy and portable two essential criteria for a trade show stand. We were asked to showcase what our EMD (emergency medical dispatchers) do and demonstrate their work environment at the Paramedic Association of Manitoba’s annual conference. Since there is a lot of technology involved in the EMD world we wanted to show that. Because it is in a trade show environment the stand needed to be sturdy, light and easy to set up and take down at either end of the show.

It is made of 2X4s and re-purposed hollow core interior doors (light but rigid!)- 30 inch door for the bottom and a 14 inch for the top. There were two critical dimensions on this one the height – had to be 48 inches, the second was the height of the second little table atop the first (12 inches). These were the only two measurements I made the rest of the fitting and angles were just made to look good, be symmetrical and strong. I usually draw stuff up in Sketchup and agonize over all the little bits, this time I did not have the luxury of time to fiddle with it. I ‘designed’ this in my head whilst travelling to San Diego the week before and built it one day a week before the conference. Folks had just enough time to do a couple of dress rehearsals with setting it up and taking it down before we had to take it down to Winnipeg and set it up. it had to hold 4 LCD monitors, several computers and some telephony and radio equipment…failure was not an option!!! LOL!

It held up well, and we got a couple of compliments from other folks displaying at the show. I unfortunately do not have a picture of it all wrapped up with t the black vinyl tabletops and blue shiny cloth around the skeleton. I will have to see if anyone took any pictures of it that they can send me.

Thanks for looking!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#1 posted 11-03-2010 01:40 PM

Mark: A greaat display table. nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 11-03-2010 01:51 PM

it works for what you need right? Thats all that matters

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#3 posted 11-03-2010 02:32 PM

Great table and good layout. I would suggest something, the wires can easily be tamed in a coil around cable that wraps like a spring around those electrical cables and all neatly plugged into a power strip that is mounted to the underside. When you only have minutes to make your point clear, the last thing you want is a cable getting snagged or worse a power surge or drop. In the EMT field, the more professional and the attention to detail that is seen, is carried over to confidence in the service. Your service in the field is applaudable. Thank you.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#4 posted 12-23-2010 11:22 AM

Simple and clever. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jiri

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