Portable Cash Wrap Stand

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Project by Muzhik posted 12-21-2014 09:20 PM 1812 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife is a decorative painter, and does several craft fairs every year. Occasionally she asks me to make something for her booth. I’ve made lattice display stands in the past, and more recently re-configurable shelves. She asked me to make a portable cash wrap stand when we recently moved back from overseas. I went a little overboard.

It’s made of American Black Walnut with 1/8” masonite panels that have been gilded with copper leaf. The copper is given a patina using mild acid solutions and different transfer media (cheesecloth, tissue paper and sea sponges in this case). I also attached leather to a sheet of masonite for a drop-in writing surface on one side of the top. There are four folding shelves and 24 hinges in total. I used 1/4” brass rod as shelf supports and locating pins, as well as for a decorative element on the breadboard ends for the top.

The overall dimensions are 45-1/2”W x 23-1/2”D x 40”H. Despite my best efforts to keep it light (I thinned down the shelves and the rails/stiles to 1/2”, the top and legs are 5/8” and the breadboard ends are 3’4”), it still weighs 54 pounds.

One final addition I’ll make is to add a brass rod rail across the underside of the top in front so that she can hang various items for sale from it.

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#1 posted 12-21-2014 11:34 PM

Cleverly designed and damn pretty too. The copper leaf / acid dabbing is a nice touch.


-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#2 posted 12-22-2014 03:32 AM

Excellent design work and artistry … thank you for sharing it!

-- -Tim Royal -"Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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#3 posted 12-22-2014 02:47 PM

knowing what it takes to set up a craft show, I’m impressed with the substantial “look” of this piece, and how neatly in folds up for transport. – - pretty cool, and the copper leaf is an awesome touch ! well done.

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#4 posted 12-23-2014 01:17 PM

wow! what a great display cabinet..adore the copper & it folds up too? WOW!

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#5 posted 12-24-2014 03:47 AM

You’re right, you did go overboard, and it looks great. Imaginative work.

-- Ben in Va

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