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    I make dog lead hooks and wooden plaques as part of my repertoire but tend to display them flat on the table or use a couple of plate stands for a few of them.

    (not the best photo but gives you an idea of my stall set-up)

    I would like to display them better - perhaps on a vertical board and wondered how others displayed their wooden plaques/signs.
    Angi
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    Last edited by Angi; 05-12-2011, 05:28 PM. Reason: photo added
    http://www.freckles-designs.co.uk/
    http://www.facebook.com/FrecklesDesigns

  • #2
    I too make wooden signs and also wreaths. I've got a tri-fold rattan screen which I can push drawing pins into and hang things off. If you can find something similar it would be really useful. Obvioulsy because you can put the pins wherever you need, you can display different sized signs etc.
    Wid

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    • #3
      Hiya Wid - I like the idea of a tri-fold screen. Stupid question time - does it not fall over with the weight of the signs?
      http://www.freckles-designs.co.uk/
      http://www.facebook.com/FrecklesDesigns

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      • #4
        You can buy stuff called gridwall - my friend uses it for her paintings and I sometimes borrow a section to hang my ceramic plaques on. It comes with special hooks and the special wide feet it has stops it from falling over with the weight of the items. It's not cheap but if you're in this for the long term, it's invaluable.

        If you Google it, you'll find loads of suppliers.
        Daesul

        http://www.clairemanwani.com
        http://www.folksy.com/shops/clairemanwani
        http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ClaireManwaniPottery

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Angi View Post
          Hiya Wid - I like the idea of a tri-fold screen. Stupid question time - does it not fall over with the weight of the signs?
          No. As it is tri fold you can position it how you like, counter balancing any weight, as in an "N" position, or stretch it out a bit. Think of the old screens ladies used to get changed behind in their boudoirs!
          Wid

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          • #6
            If you want Gridwall then I would suggest you look at http://www.kasshopfitting.co.uk/grid...FYYTfAody33pfQ. I recently purchased some from them and it is very good and the service was delivery next day. I did check a lot of other firms on the internet and also found them to be the cheapest.

            Roger

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            • #7
              brilliant link Roger - not as pricey as i expected but can see how the cost could mount up. It is definately worth looking into. Many thanks
              http://www.freckles-designs.co.uk/
              http://www.facebook.com/FrecklesDesigns

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              • #8
                Angi

                I purchased four 7 foot high panels and a dozen clips. Including VAT and delivery it was about £92 if I remember correctly. These were arranged in to a flat panel 4 foot wide with two wings at 45 degress 2 foot wide. This fits behind a 6 foot table, just ask to be against a wall so no one else can knock them. I was hanging glazed pictures on them using some bent galvanised fencing wire. It works well and was quite stable without the extra feet. The only problem is they are fairly heavy if you try lifting all 4 at once and they are quite long to get in my estate car (they rest on top of the passenger headrest and almost touch the windscreen).

                You would probably will only need 3 foot high ones to stand on the table and would not need feet. As a safety precaution I would use some small cramps to fix them to the table - nothing worse than someone knocking it and the display falls over and damages some stock.

                Roger

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Wid View Post
                  I too make wooden signs and also wreaths. I've got a tri-fold rattan screen which I can push drawing pins into and hang things off. If you can find something similar it would be really useful. Obvioulsy because you can put the pins wherever you need, you can display different sized signs etc.
                  What an excellent idea! I've actually been suffering the same dilema for ages!

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                  • #10
                    I went to a craft and gift fair last weekend and the plaque sellers that had screens or panels to hang their stuff on got much more attention and looked more professional.

                    Melanie

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                    • #11
                      Thats good to know Melanie - presentation is key.

                      Roger - i keep looking at the Gridwall and do think that I will purchase some but probably not till the new year as I am not planning on doing another event until February 19th. I'm thinking of purchasing a 5ft panel for now as I would prefer it to stand on the floor to free up table space and think this should fit in my laguna okay - and am thinking heavy duty feet due to the weight of the plaques. My question is - do the feet stay attached when transporting or do you remove them each time? Cheers
                      http://www.freckles-designs.co.uk/
                      http://www.facebook.com/FrecklesDesigns

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                      • #12
                        Sorry Angi I cannot answer whether the feet can stay on as I did not buy any. If you have to remove them it will only be a simple screwdriver job, well thats what the joining clips are.

                        If you need to check your car then get some corrugated board from some boxes and see if a piece the same size will fit and measure for the feet as well.

                        Roger

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