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.