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Mark C.    1,805

I shot these today after applying a hand oil refresher finish before putting it up for winter as I already have several of these units in my van.

I have had so many requests about this rack I thought this would clarify its build.

The wood on rack support is silver maple as well as the strong backs glued to the birch plywood.

 

The rack (not shelves) is pegged on top for top shelve behind mug rack which is also pegged as well on top and bottom full shelves. The middle shelves are universal and fit in any of the three spots. The top shelve is cut up so one has to fit in just right at an angle to fit down. The bottom shelve is a bit narrower.

 

The rack folds flat and opens like a big W.

 

My newer racks have a water borne finish that never yellows-this older one has an oil finish that does darken over the years but is easy to add a new coat.

 

The plywood edges in front have silver maple glued to them for strength so they do not sag with pots on them. They nest flat when you flip the next one to nest.

 

I travel with 2-3 of these to all shows and have had one at a gallery for years.

 

The tiered nature really shows off pots well as every shelve you can see the work, as they do not cover each other. These have been to shows now for over 20-25 years and I have yet to see any like them. I also have more straight up and down racks.

 

This rack has a footprint of 6 feet wide and 30 inch's deep-There is a wood slotted piece that fits the bottom middle for rigidity that not in the photos-it slides over the hingein back.

 

If you want larger photos PM me thru this site.

 

Mark

 

 

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GEP    863

Hey folks, remember that buying and selling stuff is not allowed on this forum. You can PM each other, or email each other off list, if you want to pursue this.

 

(Mark, the shelves look awesome, thanks for sharing!)

 

Mea

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Mark C.    1,805

No plans as I'm just sharing this with everyone-any good woodworker with these photos could build this.The plan is in my brain.

If you want send me a PM with your name and mailing address and I'll make a few measurement notes on paper and mail them to you.

I'm off doing a few shows so it will be a few weeks before you get it. I'm not needing any money for plans as this sharing is what I'm all about.

Mark

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kmcquhae    0

Thank you Mark, your shelving plan gives me great ideas for a stable table top display of my pottery. I was using boards, new unused paint tins to place the boards on, i have been racking my brain, trying to think of a way to make shelving for on top of a 3 X 6 table. I have to make the most with this small space, height and stability is the issue.

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clay lover    133

What proportions would you reduce the measurements to for table top use? I have 2x4 tables and am looking for an improved table top display, right now I'm using a board and end block stacking system that is just OK.

Mark, I would appreciate that PM also.

do I need to send you one first?

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Mark C.    1,805

Clay lover- you will have to scale down this to a few shelves -and as far as size it has to fit your table top/

PM me your name and mailing address as I'm mailing some rough plans in a day to others.

 

The last point I want to say is this rack as all mine where made by a experienced wood worker and is biscuit jointed and has angles which makes the glue up very had (he made a jig) and was run thru a 36 inch drum sander. This is not a handyman job so I suggest hiring this job out to a good wood worker other wise your rack will not be looking as nice.

 

 

No need to worry Mea the plans are free

 

 

If you want a free plan set send me your mailing info soon.Bamboo steamer and ginzo knifes are extra

Mark

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SShirley    9

Mark,

 

Great pictures! You really could work out some useful plans from these. I am a drafter (real job) so if you need any help putting plans together, let me know.

 

Sylvia

 

I shot these today after applying a hand oil refresher finish before putting it up for winter as I already have several of these units in my van.

I have had so many requests about this rack I thought this would clarify its build.

The wood on rack support is silver maple as well as the strong backs glued to the birch plywood.

 

The rack (not shelves) is pegged on top for top shelve behind mug rack which is also pegged as well on top and bottom full shelves. The middle shelves are universal and fit in any of the three spots. The top shelve is cut up so one has to fit in just right at an angle to fit down. The bottom shelve is a bit narrower.

 

The rack folds flat and opens like a big W.

 

My newer racks have a water borne finish that never yellows-this older one has an oil finish that does darken over the years but is easy to add a new coat.

 

The plywood edges in front have silver maple glued to them for strength so they do not sag with pots on them. They nest flat when you flip the next one to nest.

 

I travel with 2-3 of these to all shows and have had one at a gallery for years.

 

The tiered nature really shows off pots well as every shelve you can see the work, as they do not cover each other. These have been to shows now for over 20-25 years and I have yet to see any like them. I also have more straight up and down racks.

 

This rack has a footprint of 6 feet wide and 30 inch's deep-There is a wood slotted piece that fits the bottom middle for rigidity that not in the photos-it slides over the hingein back.

 

If you want larger photos PM me thru this site.

 

Mark

 

 

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Mark C.    1,805

Sylvia

I just took some more photos and and printed them then drew dimensions on them and filled in all the details on the photos.

Then made color copies-Have a bunch being mailed out today-Thanks for the offer-I did take a drafting class in school myself.

Mark

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Christine    4

Thank you so much for your generous post .... I've shown the photographs to my husband who's confident he can make a scaled-down version for me to use

 

I love this forum - such lovely talented people

 

 

Christine

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Mark C.    1,805

OK I've mailed out a bunch of plans and need to add that all Joints are biscuit joined and glue is titebond 11 which is waterproof.

The rack ends after glue up are all run thru a 36 inch drum sander till smooth and on same plane.

Good luck

please mail or e-mail me a photo of your finished rack-

Mark

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Pres    896

OK I've mailed out a bunch of plans and need to add that all Joints are biscuit joined and glue is titebond 11 which is waterproof.

The rack ends after glue up are all run thru a 36 inch drum sander till smooth and on same plane.

Good luck

please mail or e-mail me a photo of your finished rack-

Mark

 

 

Great stands-I put this link in my browser for when I need to build new display stands. There are nice enough they would work in a showroom if needed. Thanks a lot!

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Mark C.    1,805

I have had a few PMs on this rack building  recently-It took me some time to find this post as the software for my posts does not go back that far it seems.

Check last post  below for plans

Mark

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oldlady    1,323

thank you mark!!!  will try some fancy printing out to show guild members coming to the picnic on aug 10.  maybe we can get rid of some of those awful ladder frame things.

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Mark C.    1,805

Pugaboo made a quick PDF of these plans and I can send you a set via e-mail if you need a set of booth plans.

Wow the original post was 2012.Man time flies

all I ask is a photo when you are done building them.

 

send a PM with your e-mail if you want a set

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Marcia Selsor    1,301

I like the idea of a studio display rack. That would be great for holidays/ studio lists. I'll be in a much more affluent town that buys art!Mark, I'll send you my PM .

 

Marcia

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Mark C.    1,805

One last note-the last person who made some of these spent $450 per rack-which is about what I paid a for materials and labor 20-25 years ago for them.

I own 5 of them now. I had one in a shop that sold about 20k a year off of. This tracks really display work well for sales.That shop changed hands and I took my rack out and only sell limited forms to now as I'm not very happy with current owners. I have been in that shop since 1975.

A few other nots is I suggest staying away from using ash as it attracts moisture and can mold easy. The maple or silver maple is super tough. Any hardwood plywood will work but birch is high colored and all plywood shelves need that strong back glued on from for support.

This units fold flat and shelves stack flat into themselves for travel. All the pegs are on the rack side not shelves except the mug rack which has pegs on it.

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Marcia Selsor    1,301

very nice design. I would appreciate getting the plans. I will have room in me studio for a display area.

Thanks. I love building with wood. ..no shrinkage.

 

Marcia

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