For the last year, I have been scoping out fellow artist's displays and mentally taking notes. Combined with my own ideas I have come up with a new, more refined booth. With the help of my friend Todd (carpenter extraordinaire), we are making my vision a reality.
To be honest, I really like my display. It's functional, lightweight, takes up hardly any room in my car, sets up in a flash and makes it so that I can keep an eye on everything in my booth at once. I wanted to keep all of the same attributes while making it better looking. So my idea was to make the same display I have now, only a tiny bit smaller and made out of wood.
After a few trips to Home Depot, we got a bunch of unfinished pine dowels and table legs.
First step was to stain everything. I used Minwax's 'Early American' stain.
And just 20 minutes later, what a difference!
A few hours later, my friend Todd came over to cut and drill the holes for the dowels. (A little known fact about me: I hate handling anything sharp. Knives, saws, and just about anything with a blade scares me. I'll leave this part up to the professionals)
|Professional sharp tool user|
Next, we put it all together and it surprisingly went without a hitch! (I'm used to 'Murphy's Law' mucking things up for me)
Woot! We are so happy about the new display!
Preview of Part II: more booth design while keeping my head in the clouds...