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Old 01-16-2006, 11:46 AM   #1
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Art rack without carpentry




Hi -

Thought I would share this. I don't do carpentry, but desperately needed an art rack. I already had these wire display grids.

What you're seeing is 4 grids, 2 x 6 feet, attached so that two are together on each side with two base feet per side.

I've used precut lumber strips through the grids. They stay attached to the sides because screw-in cup hooks hold on to the grids.

In the spaces in-between, you see screw-in metal eyes. I connected jute string between eyes to create compartments.

I like it because I can still used these display grids for shows if I ever have to, but in the meantime, they hold my frames, canvases, boxes, spare bits of cardboard, etc. Plus my backgrounds and other drapes I have (hung on 4 ft wood dowels) fit over everything to keep the dust off.
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Old 01-16-2006, 11:48 AM   #2
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Old 01-16-2006, 12:16 PM   #3
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That would make a good dust-free place to let paintings dry as well - great idea. I may have to steal this.
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Wow! This is great...

1) Where did you get these grids and the feet? Are they something I can pick up at a Home Depot? How much did they cost?

2) Is that a shelf I see in the middle? Did you just put up plywood on top of the pre-cut strips?

This might be perfect for me, because I have no where to put my finished work/canvases waiting for paint AND I have been wondering if there is anything affordable to use if I do an outdoor show.
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Thanks Kim and Lacey -

I've never seen these grids at Home Depot. I got mine online, which I wouldn't recommend unless you have to do it that way, because of shipping costs. Suppliers to retail stores sell them - I've also seen them advertised on ebay. I can't remember how much they cost any more - I've had them a few years now.

My mid-rack support happens to be extra pieces of foam board and a cardboard portfolio. Anything firm ought to work okay. I just laid them on top of the wood strips.

When I used them in a show, to make them look nicer, I covered them with a fabric drape.
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Old 02-03-2006, 11:14 AM   #6
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Grid Supplier

Here's a link to the supplier I used. They currently have a 10% off coupon available (if you email them, I'm sure they'll send it to you). The only caveat I would offer is about shipping - get in writing how much the shipping will be, so you are not surprised.

www.triodisplay.com.
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