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[Idea] Booth Design


#1

Wanted to suggest a booth design I’ve just made. It’s the
cardboard pedestals from Elaine Martin and Co. I put three
together, sewed a cover from upholstry fabric. Added a counter
top of two boards, each three feet long. Covered those with
batting and then fabric. Makes a nice, light weight, folds flat
counter! Works well for me, and better than a table, no one has
to lean over.

-Elaine
Chicago, IL, USA
Midwest


#2
  Wanted to suggest a booth design I've just made.  It's the
cardboard pedestals from Elaine Martin and Co.  I put three
together, sewed a cover from upholstry fabric.  Added a
counter top of two boards, each three feet long.  Covered those
with batting and then fabric.  Makes a nice, light weight,
folds flat counter!  Works well for me, and better than a
table, no one has to lean over.  

I also use one of the Elaine Martin pedestals . . . my only
concern is , WHAT IF IT RAINS HARD??? Cardboard and water don’t
really mix. I have painted the bottom of the pedestal with ‘rust
proof’ paint, I am not sure whether that will help if it rains.l
I love the rest of your ideas!!!


#3

I have tried out many “props” for my booths over the years,
always trying to go for something lighter and easy to set up,
since most of the shows I go to require plane travel and I take
everything with me in a trunk, checked as luggage. I think I
finally have the props that work well for me. I have to clean out
my garage and get rid of all the extras, that while perfectly
good, are now extras. I would like to sell some of these things
as I have enough to furnish at least 3 booths!

I live in the Los Angeles area, so if anyone is interested in
acquiring lights, risers, table drapes, etc., please e-mail me
off line, and I’ll be mor specific about what I have.

Ruth


#4

Dear Ruth, I also live in the L. A. area,and am very much
interested in buying some materials for my booth: please e-mail
me,or call at - 213 3431127 or 213 709 9656. I hope to hear from
you soon.

Sincerly ,
Ruben Yanez


#5

What if it rains, was asked, re my cardboard pedestals.

Well, I covered the bottom caps with vinyl wall paper and clear
contact paper. Then cover whole thing with heavy, sewn to fit
uphostry fabric cover, then the plywood covered with batting a
fabric on top of that. Plus booth walls. I only have one now,
nylon, next summer I’ll have 2 or 3 in canvas, waterproofed.

I could covered the rest of the pedestals with wall paper. In
fact, that’s probably a good idea for extending their lives, too.
Vinyl wall paper is the kind used in kitchens and bathrooms. I
get mine at surplus stores or garage sales, never pay more than
$1.00/roll. Hope this helps! -Elaine