A Side Project – Display Booth
Our neighbor has asked me to build a display stand for her. She makes and sells women’s hand bags at arts and crafts fairs, and she needs a self-standing L-shaped display wall that can be disassembled and put into a minivan for transport. Each wall must be 10’x6′ assembled and must be able to hold a lot of weight.
I am making the unit out of 4×4 posts with black-iron gas pipe that screws together with flanges as the cross-bars. She will paint the whole assembly. Four 4’x4′ beadboard panels will hang from the top cross-bars. Each panel will have 4 hooks to display her merchandise.
I assembled the basic frame last night and it is very strong vertically, but a bit wobbly in the horizontal. My wife suggested putting each post in a bucket filled with sand, and I believe that will solve the problem (the unit must be able to be placed on pavement, so no support wires can be used). Looks like the unit will cost about $125 in materials.
I will build the panels over the weekend, and then get back to the desks.