After doing a search I came up with 0 so this will be a LJ's first Folding mobile shelving unit

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Project by Blackie_ posted 01-29-2012 12:26 AM 4409 views 43 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I did a search just to see if anyone else had constructed one of these and I came up with nothing found here on LJ so this should be a first for Lumber Jock, I constructed this folding transportable 4 tier shelving unit out of Knotty Alder, this would be great for those needing to display items on the go such as vendor booths, I finished it in Tung Oil and polyurethane due to the conditions of being indoors and outdoors. Though it’s portable it carries a very sturdy structure, It measures 48 3/4” H x 26” W x 13 1/4 D and weighs 28 lb.

I plan on using it for displaying my boxes.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#1 posted 01-29-2012 12:50 AM

Great design. This is going to my favorites.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#2 posted 01-29-2012 12:50 AM

Hey Randy that turned out great, a real cool design and very innovative too.

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#3 posted 01-29-2012 01:08 AM

Thanks everyone, Jim

I’m in the process of building another only using western red cedar this time, going to see how that turns out, I’m poundering if it might be to much on the light side to with stand high winds, it should be a bit lighter then that alder but not by much.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#4 posted 01-29-2012 02:00 AM

Very Ingenious idea Blackie. You could probably sell the plans to this display stand as well as what you have in it.



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#5 posted 01-29-2012 02:13 AM

Great idea! I’m just glad I don’t have to move my furniture often enough to want to build it!

-- Ian, Tennessee

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#6 posted 01-29-2012 02:33 AM

Actually this would be a cool idea for those folks who sell at weekend craft fairs, flea markets, and swaps.


-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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#7 posted 01-29-2012 02:44 AM

This is both very clever in design, and a great job on building it!


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#8 posted 01-29-2012 02:58 AM

really gr8 idea. very funtional, and compact. nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 01-29-2012 04:45 AM

Well done.

-- Gary, Florida

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#10 posted 01-29-2012 06:31 AM

Great work and function too. If you used Balsa it would cut some serious weight. lol

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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#11 posted 01-29-2012 11:12 AM

Very cool idea, I like it! A nice way to display your wares. Going in my faves too. Thanks for sharing the design.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#12 posted 01-29-2012 11:29 AM

Great example of “form and Function”. I actually had a folding shelving unit years ago, but it didn’t look nearly as good as yours, plus it was very flimsy. Don’t remember what happened to it.

Tim – Louisiana

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#13 posted 01-29-2012 01:42 PM

Actually Tim these can be purchased via online and variouis local stores but why buy import when I can build it the way I want it with wood of choice and getting a quality piece of furinture to boot, A lot of folks would prefer to buy handcrafted over store bought anyway.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#14 posted 01-29-2012 03:04 PM

It’s a great design, Blackie.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#15 posted 01-29-2012 04:49 PM

Now that is pretty cool! I never grow tired of the cool ideas and work I see here on Lumber Jocks…. Well done!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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