New Display for Art Shows

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Project by longgone posted 02-02-2014 01:38 AM 2677 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I truly believe that having a good display for good shows is very important…almost as important as having quality work because a good visual presentation is most certainly important…

I have been building a new set of 4 displays for my upcoming shows. Each display will have four shelves.
the display is hinged and folds flat for transport. This is made out of 3/4 Baltic birch plywood with the back section being 1 1/2” thick and the two folding sides are 3/4 thick.
At first I wanted to use a natural finish on the birch because as a woodworker anything else is sacrilege. However the natural wood displays just clashes with the natural wood boxes. I went through this same conflict with my last display and ended up painting them white.
The displays are 54” tall because the top shelf at this height is just right for eye level viewing.
With a total of 16 shelves I will have ample display room when used with the two tables I also use in the booth.

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#1 posted 02-02-2014 01:45 AM

Very classy display. Only proper for your boxes.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 02-02-2014 01:50 AM

these will be perfect, your boxes will really stand out against this color , so what is this that you used, it sure looks good, doesnt really look like wood, great job, your just about as set up as you can get greg, ..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 02-02-2014 02:03 AM

Good looking display. I think that your thinking is right on the money Greg – the presentation of the product is almost as critical as the project itself. You should have no problem with either your presentation or your product – both are excellent!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 02-02-2014 02:05 AM

Cool design ,it should make you products really stand out.


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#5 posted 02-02-2014 02:08 AM

Great looking shelves Greg…

And the craftsmanship is just like your boxes; outstanding!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#6 posted 02-02-2014 02:14 AM

Elegant design! But of course! LOL! This is definitely “Outside the Box” thinking and production. What is the weight of one shelf?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 02-02-2014 02:40 AM

Awesome, great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#8 posted 02-02-2014 02:42 AM

Very nice, great looking design. They are a super way to show off your boxes. Please show us the finished product, there could be a few of us that would love to copy these. Thanks for sharing.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#9 posted 02-02-2014 02:56 AM

Gonna make your fine boxes look even finer.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#10 posted 02-02-2014 03:41 AM

Right on the $$$$$ Greg! 1st class job, 1st class presentation for 1st class boxes !!!

What did you use as a finish for the frames? It appears from what I can see in the background that one of the shelves is painted white????? How are the shelves made and how do they hook onto the frame?
Yes, when you are done, a pic of the whole presentation would be fantastic !!!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#11 posted 02-02-2014 05:03 AM

Thanks everyone…it was fun to build these shelves…but I still need to complete all of the painting. The weather has not been too cooperative and the painting is an outside job. I used Valspar stone spray paint…really like the effect and the look.
I haven’t weighed them but they are not that heavy and easily manageable when folded. I use slat wall brackets to support the shelves…and the shelves are a lightweight molded plastic that are 30”x13” and are very strong.

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#12 posted 02-02-2014 06:16 AM

Great looking shelves to display your boxes, looks like you will be living the good life, having fun making boxes
and selling them to make more money to have fun and make more boxes. Congratulations and thank you
for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#13 posted 02-02-2014 06:47 AM

Greg, you let us watch your boxes evolve and change and now the same thing is happening to your shelving. Why am I not surprised that your shelving is evolving and getting a more sculpted look? I agree about the color not being natural wood. It does distract from the boxes. Good choices as always. You are going to be the most stylish gypsy in tent town. Lead the way. May your inspiration be rewarded.

-- Big Al in IN

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#14 posted 02-02-2014 11:45 AM

very neat set up..the granite paint looks great & will not show as much dirt. I painted mine dark, just so the dirt did not show so much..but I like your idea better! good luck at the shows

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#15 posted 02-02-2014 12:39 PM

Looks good. Please post the finished product with your boxes on it. Would love to see how it all comes together.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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