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table top display shelves

by JTTHECLOCKMAN
posted 12-04-2018 03:44 PM


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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-04-2018 04:59 PM

Hi John. I’m thinking of building something just like that for shows. I saved this post, thinking to design around that idea. Take a look and see if you see this working for you too.

Cheers, Jim

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/374049

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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higtron

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#2 posted 12-04-2018 05:33 PM

When I was still working I made knock down saw horses out of 3/4” ply using finger joints they were sturdy enough to set as much lumber on top as I wanted no worries. they flat packed into the back of my truck and took up very little space. Just cut your material to desired width cut a slot half the width of your uprights at whatever spacing you want your shelves the thickness of your material cut the corresponding slot into your shelving slip it all together you got yourself some knock down shelves. I used this technique on some book cases for my daughter who use to move around a lot she doesn’t anymore but still uses the book cases.

-- A friend will help you move, a good friend will help you move a body

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JTTHECLOCKMAN

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#3 posted 12-04-2018 08:16 PM



Hi John. I m thinking of building something just like that for shows. I saved this post, thinking to design around that idea. Take a look and see if you see this working for you too.

Cheers, Jim

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/374049

- Jim Jakosh

The step shelf thing may have potential. Thanks

-- John T.

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Tony1212

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#4 posted 12-05-2018 02:47 PM

Just brain-storming here:

Two 4ft sections – each section has four supports that are 3/4” plywood that look like a stair case. One for each end and two evenly spaced in the middle. The front and top of each “step” on the supports has a neodymium magnet. Then you just use 4ft boards, also with neodymium magnets as the “treads” and “risers”.

Another idea along the same lines is using small hinges instead of magnets for the platforms that would hold the merchandise. Then the whole thing could be folded flat. Keep the magnets on the front of the steps and slap a board on the fronts if you don’t want the see-through look.

I think both of these ideas might be a little “tippy” in that they might collapse of someone knocks into it from the sides. Maybe adding some scraps to the backs of the “risers” that would be on each side of the 3/4” ply supports?

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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