I made a craft show checkout station for Glendale! I’ve never really needed one before, but having help this year (cousin Terry) I thought it might be confusing for customers—not knowing who to pay. Not to mention that I’m constantly digging for bags, tissue paper, etc.
Now, you might think “I don’t do craft shows, so why would I need to see this tutorial”. I’ll tell ya why! It’s a simple build and can be used for many different applications—like a potting bench or outdoor entertainment center.
A few months ago I was the recipient of all of this awesome weathered fence wood.
Simple 2×4 construction
I used some of the weathered 2×4’s to build the frame of the station, making 2 of these pieces.
Connect front and back sections with a brace on either side
That gave me a front and a back. I added a side brace to the top and the bottom, some fence boards for a lower shelf, and started adding more fence boards to the front.
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Cover the craft show checkout station with fence boards
As I was enclosing it, I realized that an additional shelf would be helpful.
There was nothing left to do but add the top. I did have to rip a couple of the fence boards to get them to fit properly front to back.
Craft show checkout station | surface for customers’ transactions
Don’t you love it in all it’s rusticness (yeah, totally made up that word). I designed it to be tall enough that we can comfortably stand at it and take money, and wrap products. We were able to tuck our stuff away on the lower shelf, and use the other shelf to hold items needed to check out.
Add extras to aid in a smooth customer experience
I added my 25 cent metal basket to the side for holding paper and some large bags.
Here is the checkout stand in action—in our mostly empty booth! The checkout station worked so well. It was perfect for wrapping items and cashing out customers. You can see more details in my post Glendale 2015.
I suppose I’ll be storing this diy craft show checkout stand in the carport so I can use it again the next time—possibly for the Spring show.
Do you love making projects out of reclaimed wood as much as I do?