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Do you sell things at craft shows or vintage markets? I do and I needed a way to display things at these markets. My husband and I designed and made a DIY Folding Display that is perfect for displaying the things that I sell.
Our wall folds for storage and it is free standing. I am able to hang my things for display during a sale and when the sale is over, I removed the nails that I used for displaying merchandise, fold it, and store it until the next sale.
How to Build a Folding Display for Shows and Markets
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Pressure Treated Privacy Fence Panel (6 ft. x 8 ft)
2 x 4 (Scraps)
2” Deck Screws
1 – 5” Lag Bolt
Clamps (These are our favorite and you can never have enough of them!)
Steps to Make a DIY Folding Display for Shows and Markets
1. Buy the Supplies
2. Screw the fence pieces together.
3. Build braces so that the fence will be free standing.
We cut two triangles from scrap 1/2” plywood, and utilized scrap 2×4’s to hold the fence vertically. The triangle’s base measures 34” and its height measures 17”. The bottom 2×4 piece is 7” and the top on 5 3/4”.
A ~3/8” hole was drilled diagonally through the brace and fence, into the opposite side 2×4. Through this hole we inserted a 5” lag bolt, so as to lock in the brace to the fence. Gravity keeps it in place – we did not bolt the other end. The bolt is simply used as a peg. Therefore, a long wooden dowel would suffice for this function.
The Finished Product
If you make this and plan to use it outdoors, I recommend further support. I try to pick a spot with a tree or fence available so that I can tie the wall to either to keep it from blowing over if the wind is particularly strong.
Another use for this DIY Folding Display is a backdrop for a party. People love to take pictures at parties and it would be easy to decorate this with a theme.
My sweet Mama joined me for the sale in July and I’m hoping that she’ll join me again on Saturday.