|Project by Mr M's Woodshop||posted 06-17-2014 12:10 AM||1753 views||6 times favorited||10 comments|
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, http://www.MowryJournal.com