Looking for a bit of display help.

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Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:11 am

pumpkingeek wrote:Got to Target, get THESE....hold like 6 kins for 14.99!

http://thepumpkingeek.com/id8.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

They are stackable, buildable & durable (& lightweight!)!!! Come in black or white...And I do just bring them into the garage when I am done!
Alex,
I gotta Ask !

Have you used these for outside use?
I know they would work great for an indoor display or exhibit booth as you used them.
but they look Very light weight, and I think the wind would take it and the kins with it.
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Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:21 am

Also Check out blakatcrossing's threads.

I'm sure you could place Plexiglas on front.

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Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:31 am

pumpkingeek wrote:This is EXACTLY what I use for my outdoor display!!!! They are light-weight, compared to wood...but when you built a stack of 20-30, they are VERY secure and get a bit heavy. I'd say 50+ pounds. Unless you have SERIOUS wind, these work FANTASTIC! I think I bought 6 of the 2x3 boxes...best $100 I ever spent!
LOL that's why I asked !

Wanted to make sure - it would work for outside also. ;)

Do you have the box they came in?
Or know exactly what their called ?

I just looked on targets site and could not find them.
searched for shelf and shelving ?

I wanted to check em out also,
But I share the same concern, about people being able to touch them

I can't count how many of my carves get messed up each year at the farm.
from kids and Adults mucking with them.
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Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:02 am

I'm thinking of Building these.
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I have built these in the past and have them down my Basement.

For those I made the Heavy Duty Version. using 2x4's

For the pumpkins the 2x2 standard version would work fine.

After Halloween - take it apart with a screw gun,
would take about 10 minutes.

The Simpson Strong Tie Brackets can be bought at Home Depot.
After it's Built I will most likely paint it Black.

Direction's and Material List Here
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Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:31 pm

Thanks Alex !

I'm now more leaning on building something more structurally sound.

Keep in mind, Most of the carves I will place on this will be HEAVY Real Pumpkins.
For me the Shelf's would be for outdoor use, and will be out probably the whole month of OCT. The Kins wont Last, but the shelf needs to - ;)

Most Likely (make that definitely) I will use pressure treated Lumber.
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Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:17 pm

pumpkingeek wrote:That makes complete sense...even tho the product says 15 lbs per bin, I'd be a little concerned about real kins. For the foamies, it is a great setup tho! And cheap!
Yea you see the difference - I need really sturdy.
I may Even drive Metal Fence Poles in the Ground, and Tie off the shelf with zip ties.

BUT: I have to say these shelf's are GREAT !
The ones I made are over 11 years old and are strong as an OX.

I'll snap a Photo of one I have down my basement.
even if not making these for pumpkins, they are easy to build, and great for a basement. Garage, You make them whatever Size you want, and with how many shelf's you want.

You just adjust the materials needed for what your shooting for.
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Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:28 pm

Here's a heavy duty one I built 11 years ago.

And the size was also Altered for the Space I used.
and the shelf spacing.

The photo also shows that I need to start and finish that China Inn Carve.

This is a gift carve for a Chinese Buffet I eat at on the weekends when At linvilla.
their like a 1/2 mile away.

There's not much else close by to eat, and run. - LOL

And they take good care of me for they know I have to go back to work and carve.
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Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:08 pm

I think I found them at Walmart online. Is this the same thing, Alex? http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product. ... gMethod=rr
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Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:54 pm

Man I switch Idea's very quickly !

I'm now thinking of using the same Simpson strong ties
and making a table top Shelf.

I'll make a graphic of what I'm now thinking of ! :)
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Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:06 pm

Okay Here's my New Idea.

The Issue I see with building a full shelf is the kins on lower shelf will be ground Level.

So this would Sit on top of an 8' table.

Idea #1
This Idea shows Kins on each Shelf.

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Idea #2

The First Row of Kins would be on the table itself.
Then more rows on the shelves.

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