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#21 Mark C.

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Posted 13 November 2016 - 04:01 PM

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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Posted 13 November 2016 - 05:52 PM

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.

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Posted 14 November 2016 - 01:06 AM

Plans sent.


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Posted 14 November 2016 - 06:42 AM

Got them. Thank you mark! You have been very generous with all your knowledge.
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Posted 21 November 2016 - 03:45 PM

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 12:51 AM

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 02:34 PM

THANKS MARK


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Posted 06 December 2016 - 07:46 PM

Nice design Mark. Looks like a fast easy setup. Think I will have to build some by next summer. Faster setup than the booth I have now.



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Posted 05 February 2017 - 07:43 PM

These are not exactly Mark's design, but as you can tell they are highly influenced by Mark's design. I had a metal fabricator build these for me. The black metal matches the look of the shelving unit I was using before, and matches other black metal elements in my display. I just picked them on Friday, and cut the shelf boards for them today. 

 

My previous shelving unit had a completely straight up-and-down design. They were stable enough, but in the back of my mind, I always worried they could tip over. These new brackets have a wider footprint based on Mark's design. Now I think I can put those worries aside. Also, I was able to customize the shelf heights to match exactly the pots that will be displayed here. Not a single cubic inch will be wasted! 

 

As always, thank you Mark C. for sharing your ideas so generously. You are improving many businesses!

 

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 11:30 PM

that looks great, mea!   how high is that top shelf, looks over my head?  what kind of shelf material did you use?  

 

it appears you can place the supporting metal anywhere along the length of shelf, very versatile. :)


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#31 Mark C.

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 12:43 AM

Mea 

What keeps them from spreading apart if bumped? catch on the shelve top and bottom or non slip feet?

I take it these do not fold flat but stack in the car L shaped or do they fold up? and if so what is the stop to keep that at 90 degrees?

So many questions-looks like the shelves are melamine ?


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Posted 06 February 2017 - 09:09 AM

that looks great, mea! how high is that top shelf, looks over my head? what kind of shelf material did you use?

it appears you can place the supporting metal anywhere along the length of shelf, very versatile. :)

The top shelf is 60 inches tall, so just above my eye level. The shelves are wood, they are Ekby Hemnes shelves from IKEA.
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Posted 06 February 2017 - 09:13 AM

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What keeps them from spreading apart if bumped? catch on the shelve top and bottom or non slip feet?
I take it these do not fold flat but stack in the car L shaped or do they fold up? and if so what is the stop to keep that at 90 degrees?
So many questions-looks like the shelves are melamine ?

Nothing will keep them from spreading if bumped, other than gravity and the weight of the pots. My previous shelving unit worked the same way. Not the most secure, but overall stable enough.

They do not fold flat, they nest together and lay across the bottom/back of the second row of seats in my minivan, with other flat-packed pieces stacked on top.

I was using melamine shelves before, but this time I spent a little extra on wood shelves. They look a bit more polished, and they are lighter.
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Posted 06 February 2017 - 10:27 AM

length of shelves and weight determine sagging.  melamine is notorious for sagging, hope these last forever.


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Posted 06 February 2017 - 10:44 AM

 

They do not fold flat, they nest together

 

If they nest together does that mean you made them each one smaller than the next?

seems like a good design/ Being that they are square steel tubing I assume they're thin wall stock.

Otherwise heavy and awkward to handle, yes?


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Posted 06 February 2017 - 11:02 AM

Yes they are built of square steel tubing. Each one weighs about 16lbs, so 32lbs combined. Which is manageable to carry. They are both the same size, but exactly 90 degrees so they fit together snugly. Here's another photo showing them nested.

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 11:08 AM

...ah, I see now. Are the two corner end pieces connected somehow, like with a cross bar top and bottom?


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Posted 06 February 2017 - 11:24 AM

Nope, no crossbars. They feel solid and rigid without them.
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Posted 06 February 2017 - 01:56 PM

Flat black paint or powder coated?

Not familiar with Ikea shelving nearest one is a 12 hour round trip.

Those look great by the way-I think you will notice an uptick in sales from good racks.


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Posted 06 February 2017 - 02:11 PM

They are powder coated. My initial plan was to paint them (never heard of powder coating before this) but the metal shop talked me into powder coating. It wasn't too expensive, it looks much better than paint, and I can tell it will require a lot less maintenance.

First show of the year is coming up in a few weeks, can't wait to use them!
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