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#41 Mark C.

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 03:34 PM

Powder coating is great stuff .If you are not familiar with it then you should know it can chip if hit hard or flake if metal bends. It pretty tough as long as one knows the limits. I have had lots of stuff done this way-all the pro panel metal parts you see are powder coated for reference .They use the black flake look.

I tend to have aluminum boat parts done as it protects them


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#42 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 11:27 PM

Mea,
How long are those shelves? What are the dimensions of the top and bottom. Don't need every one. Just trying to understand the size. Thank you.
They look great.

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#43 Mark C.

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 11:50 PM

Top shelve is 60 inches 0r 5 feet she said -Its a guessing game on width-until she answers, but my guess in 5 and 1/2 feet wide (66 inches) looking at the spread in her photos. I love a good guess.


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 10:01 AM

The shelves are 44 inches wide. When I bought them they were 47 inches but I cut them down. This is exactly wide enough for four stacks of plates.

The unit is 60 inches tall. It is 8 inches deep at the top and 20 inches deep at the bottom. The narrow top shelf will be for a single row of small mugs and tumblers, plus maybe a small flower vase. The wide bottom shelf has two jobs: 1) it will be for the pots that customers have reserved in advance of a show. That bottom shelf is too low for many people to explore, so it's perfect for the already sold pots. I want to have the sold items on display without taking up valuable real estate. Or 2) at shows where I don't have enough reserved pots, I will make a pretty tabletop-like display of plates and bowls there. This is another feature I've long wanted in my booth, but I didn't want to devote valuable stock space for it.

With my previous shelving unit, I only had four shelves, and the stacks of dinner plates were on the bottom shelf. I sold a lot of plates, but I could see how hard it was for people to bend down that low. Now the plates will be on the second shelf.
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#45 Mark C.

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 02:34 PM

Cannot wait to see a photo with rack full of your wares.


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#46 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 08:43 PM

Thanks Mea. That is a nice size for hauling around.
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Posted 09 February 2017 - 10:51 AM

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.

HI Mark,

Would you send me these plans? I am going to do my first pottery show this May, and I'm looking for my husband :) to make me some displays. Thanks much,

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 10:37 AM

My new shelves, going to work for the first time. So far, I am endlessly pleased about them.

 

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#49 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 11:13 AM

They look great mea. They really do a good job of showing your work.Are those your lights as well?
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Posted 23 February 2017 - 11:35 AM

There are track lighting fixtures in my booth, those are mine. The grid of lighted dots you see in the ceiling in the background are the convention center's lights. 


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 04:55 PM

elegant, sophisticated, professional.  all describe not only the shelving and display but the work itself.  

 

your efforts to brand yourself and your work have paid off.  hope many people find you and buy that lovely display totally out.  may you take home only empty shelves and a full purse.

 

for those of you unfamiliar with the venue, it is the baltimore convention center and the show is the American Craft Council show.  a BIGGIE!


Edited by oldlady, 23 February 2017 - 04:57 PM.

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