I use Abstracta, making 6 case units (each approx. 18"x24"x10"high)
and one 18" square counter unit for my craft fair display. I make a
line of 3 cases, a line of two, and a single case and single
counter. I also have two permanently put together earring racks,
which I transport with the plastic carded earrings on the racks,
inside fabric cases made for them.
It is a very versatile system in case of indoor shows with odd
dimensions. My set up time is close to two hours, and a bit less
than that for tear-down. Potters are often in their cars driving home
by the time I get out. But I can stand it, because I don’t do very
many shows per year, and my husband helps me set up most of them. He
is frugal, and has encouraged me to keep this system instead of
buying expensive Arizona cases, which would still require something
for bases. One thing that I would like to have is secure, locking
cases. But I get by with what I have okay. I get many compliments on
the appearance of the display. Please note: don’t get the chrome, get
the black pipes. My chrome ones have some rust spots now, and cannot
be touched up with spray paint. My canopy, Abstracta, rug, chair,
jewelry, tools & supplies all fit in my Taurus station wagon, full
only up to the windows. It gets better gas mileage than a van.
Yes, my outdoor booth is carpeted! It’s Soooo nice when a customer
drops a small piece of jewelry on the carpet instead of in the
grass! I nail the carpet to the earth with pole barn nails.