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Project by Blackie_ posted 10-06-2013 03:09 AM 2171 views 17 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After viewing Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor’s booth display I decided to make a change on mine as well and liked the white, I wanted something different and nicer then the covered table setup that I had been using so this is what I came up with.

I made three sets of mated shelf supports with static shelf rest for a total of 6 shelf supports all together, the horizontal 1” x 2” supports that the boards rest on vary in height per each set, as I wanted to have variation in the display, I first started by ripping 2×4’s in half making them 1 1/2” x 1 3/4” on the bandsaw and using those for the vertical uprights front and rear, I used 1” x 2” for horizontal shelf rest and made dado’s in the uprights for the supports to glue into making them non adjustable hence the reason for the variation, the top and bottom of the supports are uncut 2×4’s I measured 16” in width between the rear and front vertical uprights, I then tied them together with 2” hinges one at the top and one at the bottom on each so as to make them fold up and out. I cut 4 – 1” x 12” x 8’ in half creating 8 – 4’ boards I then purchased 4 – 6’ 1” x 12” boards and 4 – 1” x 10” x 8’ boards, all are white wood pine boards and lastly added white paint, once they are assembled with all boards in place they become very stable even in high winds no need to tie them. All sets are 63” tall with the top shelf at 60”.

It took me a couple of weeks to complete them as a whole and the painting was the worse part of the whole deal, after this I think it’s now official, I hate painting.

If anyone is interested or has questions please ask.

Thanks for viewing and comments are always enjoyed.

-- 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 10-06-2013 03:15 AM

Looks very functional. Nice job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-06-2013 03:30 AM

That is well done and should make for a great presentation. If I were a spectator at a craft show, I would be drawn to your booth. You have a great variety of items and all are displayed nicely.

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#3 posted 10-06-2013 03:51 AM

Shelves are great, I’m amazed by all the finished projects. Wow.

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

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#4 posted 10-06-2013 03:57 AM

looks very inviting and should pay of in sales .
Yes I hate painting too !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Kiefer 松

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Jamie Speirs

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#5 posted 10-06-2013 09:52 AM

Randy that is a nice display
There is many hours of work sitting on those shelves.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 10-06-2013 09:56 AM

Very nice!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#7 posted 10-06-2013 01:12 PM

I must say you did a nice job painting the entire display. But I’m with you when it comes to painting! I hate it until it’s all done, then I look back and love how it came out. Your display came our great! I just had to zoom in and check out all of your items you made also. I got so involved I felt like I was window shopping! I like the white shelving also, I think it makes it easy to view your work. Good job Randy!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Eric in Florida.

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#8 posted 10-06-2013 01:50 PM

That set up looks like just the ticket for a bunch of successful sales buddy !
I think the white enhances the nice color of the pieces as well.
Good work Blackie & good luck !

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#9 posted 10-06-2013 02:00 PM

Thanks all for the great comments, so glad all of my hard work paid off, unfortunately once again wrong venue, I’m still going through the learning stage of what battles to pick I’ll have it all sorted out soon.

-- 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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#10 posted 10-06-2013 02:06 PM

Looks great,, Great looking projects as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 10-06-2013 02:06 PM


Great set up. Customer is out of the elements and into your domain. He/she knows that they can buy it with their credit card. You are presenting “one of a kind” artist made items when only one item is shown ( sleighs or mugs), they can always ask “do you have others?” Looks like you have a sign. Do you have a logo?

Painting is up from sanding. LOL!

Comfortable “wood” chair to keep you off your feet, too.

I think Huff and Greg would approve. LOL!

Should create interest.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#12 posted 10-06-2013 02:09 PM

This looks really nice, Randy. It should definitely help your sales.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 10-06-2013 02:59 PM

That’s a really Smart and Professional looking Set-up My Friend!
I like that it’s not closed in… People don’t have to come inside to see what you’re featuring, they can browse around your booth… Plus they can see your work, even from a distance!
Great Job on this and Good Luck on your future sales!

Painting is not so bad… It’s certainly not at the top of my “favorites list”, but it’s no where near the bottom!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#14 posted 10-06-2013 03:01 PM

Thanks Ken, Thomas, Mike and Charles.

Thomas, my logo is on the sign to the right and also I hand out business cards, one thing though that I keep forgetting to do as I’ve gotten into the habit of displaying my signs above the entrance instead of hanging them on the rear of the tent facing forward, they would be better seen hanging on the rear as when people enter they can’t see them, their eyes are focused on the boxes not the signs when they enter.

-- 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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#15 posted 10-06-2013 03:18 PM

Randy, I thought your other set-up was most impressive and functional- but this one beats it by a mile. I agree with every comment here about attractiveness and functionality. I had to look again to realize just how ingenious your tear-down is. It all stores flat. Excellent.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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