I got the idea for these racks from a photo that I saw on the internet. There were no instructions to make the display but, the construction looked simple enough to figure out. So my husband Jeff and I headed out to the hardware store to get the necessary supplies.
Two sets of 2″ high door hinges $1.97 for a pack of 2 (screws included), Rustoleum spray paint at $3.89 a can and some trim carpentry pieces that cost about $6 all together. I had to buy a bottle of wood glue too for around $4.00 We already had some MDF at home from previous projects. Total cost was about $18. Total time about 1 hr. Finished result…Freakin’ Awesome!
The big board has two triangles cut from MDF that fold out so that the rack can stand. I wanted the rack to take up very little space when stored and that is why I used the door hinges to create a fold out stand. The hinges are screwed into the MDF board from the back.
The trim pieces were glued together to make the shelves. Basically we used a 1/4″ x 1/4″ stick of wood for the shelf and a wood trim piece to make it look more finished. The shelf itself is just glued on to the board as well. The smaller boards were made from a very thin wood so I had to glue the MDF triangles onto the back.
My mother is really sweet but, she is also a worrier. She came by to see my card display and she expressed her concerns. “I just hope your cards catch peoples eye enough to make them want to buy something.” she said. (Translation: “Oh no! I don’t think anyone will buy your cards!) But then she also said “How do you know that customers will pay for the cards at the door before they leave and not just shove them in their purses?” (Translation “Your cards will be so popular that people will be willing to go to hell for stealing from a church craft fair.) Sigh. Moms. Can’t live with “em but, you can’t live without ’em!