The second and final installment of the Over the Table Display Tutorial!
(Sorry to just spring it on you like that. Hope you were sitting down)
OK, in all honesty I’ve been dragging my feet about this post because:
A) it’s pretty dang niche but, more importantly,
B) I knew the pictures I had of it were terrible.
Now, clearly, as we’ve all witnessed, I’m no stranger to posting lousy pictures online but, the thing is, it’s a really good idea – useful, versatile, easy to make and portable – and it is sorta defeating to post bad pictures of good ideas.
But, nevertheless….here we are.
So, for those who have somehow forgotten this exciting tale:
Previously, on Cheltenham Road
I had a 6 foot table spot at a Halloween show and wanted to maximize the display space.
I needed an over-the-table structure that was stable, sturdy, easy to put up and even easier to take down (I was tired of spending time screwing and unscrewing my displays).
and it worked great! But wanted something a bit more polished to use going forward.
You can read Part 1 of the tutorial here – which has all the details about lumber sizes, cutting and assembling.
I know, you can’t really see it very well in those shots.
Here you can see a bit more clearly how the display goes together.
I’m always coming up with new signs that need to be hung and I wanted to avoid having to put in multiple screws all over the place as displays changed.
So, as an experiment, on the top strut I rigged up a piece of picture wire running from end to end with a couple of screws in the middle to provide support.
I have “fix” in mind where you could add tension to the wire kind of like tuning a guitar. I’ll keep you posted.
Overall I’m very pleased with it.
6 pieces that are easily packed up (no hauling heavy, clunky things around) and about a 5 minute set up.
And that concludes today’s post: Bad Pictures of Good Ideas.
Tune in next week when I plan to jump the gun and start talking about Christmas!