Not sure what forum to put this in, but since this is a selling tool for turned stuff, I guess the Turning Tools section is as good as any. Mods fell free to move it if you have any better ideas. (I guess I can always put it back if I disagree.)
The juried art shows I'm hoping to get into this fall require pictures of your work, plus a picture of your booth. Since I've not done any shows before, I had to mock up the booth in the back yard. Nothing fancy, but I'm trying to stay within a reasonable budget, in regards to both money and time. At this point, the canopy, sign, tables, table covers, and a few baskets from Ikea have set me back about $600 - $700. (And that's after doing a lot of price shopping.) I'm learning this is not for the weak at heart. Just means that much more stuff to sell before breaking even. Glad I'm not doing this for a living.
The two longer tables fold in half for transport, and the table covers are fireproof, to please the Fire Marshall if I end up doing any indoor shows. Table covers were one of the things I figured I'd make myself, but when I priced the material (and estimated my time) I realized it was cheaper to buy them from a company that specializes in that sort of thing. And I gained a lot of time.
The black Ikea baskets were my sister's idea...something that can be expanded on in a lot of ways. I can use them to hold shelves, or use them as shelves or shadowboxes themselves. The small ones fit into the bigger ones, so they'll be relatively compact to move. (Plus, they can carry stuff too.) The table arrangement and display will be a constantly-evolving thing as I come up with new ideas.
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The sign is my own graphic (new logo), rendered as a ridiculously large JPG file and taken to Kinko's. (I miscalculated the pixel count and made the JPG about 110 inches wide. It's nice and crisp reduced down to 36 x 24 inches.) It's printed on outdoor vinyl fabric, and I'm using rare earth magnets to attach it to the canopy wall (for now).
A sidebar about the "Workingwoods" name...I have registered two DBAs: Workingwoods and Curls and Burls. Although I prefer Curls and Burls, and it more closely fits what I'm actually making, I surveyed a number of non-woodworker types, and none of them thought of woodworking when they heard the name. (Hairdressing and weightlifting were the two most common answers.) Gotta go with what gets the idea across with the public.
Now all I need to do is hire some attractive booth help. Would you buy something from this guy?