New Display system for My Art Shows

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I have been wanting to update my display system and since I have some upcoming shows I figured now was a good of a time as any to just do it. I added tracks to this system that will allow me to have complete control over the shelf heights at 1” intervals. My last display had 3 set levels with no adjustments and I wanted something that would allow versatility.
This setup allows a lot of versatility of how it is set up. With some shows I have a corner booth spot and others will be with a booth on either side. My tent also has a back door opening I can use on either side of just keep it as a solid back wall.

Each unit is 32” wide x 60” tall x 16” deep and is hinged to close up and lay flat for easy transportation and setup.
Rubber bumpers keep it from rattling during transport.
I have 24 shevles and they store in 2 big rubbermaid containers. I initally put all 24 shelves in just one container but I couldn’t even lift the darn thing off the ground

At first I just polyurethaned the wood for a natural finish…but after setting it up and putting some boxes on it my wife and I decided the white would ehnacne the boxes more than the natural finish.
I used 100% acrylic paint for durability so it will hopefully not get scuffed up.

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#1 posted 543 days ago

I agree with the white. Easy setup and tear down is also wonderful. Good job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 543 days ago

Greg, this is a very elegant look. I like that they fold down, and white really makes your boxes stand out. If I ever have a big show or can hold onto enough boxes to put on shelves, I am going to steal your design and run with it. Hope you don’t mind. :-)


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#3 posted 543 days ago

greg, this is one classy set up, very professional , i really like it, its clean and un will have plenty of room for your boxes..your works of art…if i was going to do this, i would do it exactly as this

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

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#4 posted 543 days ago

I agree with the white finish or another solid color! I left mine natural and it “clashes” with my turnings. I may have to rough mine up and put a coat of paint over it. Yours seems to be a more convenient size and more easily stored. Mine measures 4’ wide, 2’ deep and 5’ high. Mine has fixed shelves and folds flat similar to yours. My shelves are 16” wide and 5’ long and overhangs the slats on the sides. I may cut mine down and make a couple more. I am not sure how you attach your shelves to the uprights.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#5 posted 543 days ago

A very nice setup. I agree on the white too.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#6 posted 543 days ago

I like the way you have it set up now. The display units don’t compete with your artwork. Very elegant…mind if I copy it for my set up, Greg?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#7 posted 543 days ago

Nice work the boxes really shine with the white shelves.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 543 days ago

Thanks very much for the generous comments. This is the fourth display I have made since I started doing shows. Each one worked well but always seemed to have things about them that I felt could be improved.
Alot of thought went into this one because I didn’t particularly want to have to make another display. I added clear rubber bumpers that keep the sides from rattling when in the closed position during transport in my van.

If this design helps you in any way for building your display then by all means please copy it.

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#9 posted 543 days ago

Nice design and color choice for your shelves. I also like all the boxes on display. You sure have talent.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#10 posted 543 days ago

Fabulous… just fabulous… now how can i adapt this for my work…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#11 posted 543 days ago

Great job Greg,really beautiful display, nice, neat and a very clean and elegant look.
How and what do you do to get such a gorgeous looking finish on your boxes.

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#12 posted 543 days ago

ZOWIE that looks wonderful..if I were outside your tent, I would want to go inside and look over your boxes. The white (tho hard to keep clean) will truly make your gorgeous sculpted boxes stand out and catch folk’s eyes. Great design & good luck this season with it.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#13 posted 543 days ago

Very nice!
You have taken the sculpted box to a level all its own. You consistently produce a classy product and now you have a super sharp looking display that’s also user friendly.
I wish you the best Greg, you deserve it.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#14 posted 543 days ago

Really nice setup Greg. Very brite, and ez-breezee to setup.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#15 posted 543 days ago

Definitely white was the right choice. These are so nice you might want to hang a price tag on them and offer to make them for folks (just in case the box sales get slow). :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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