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Couple of more measurements...how tall do you want it...? and how much distance between the shelves...

This will determine the width of ply to use... assuming you want to use ply... With ply you could make the braces and shelves one piece instead of having to join at corners...your choice...
They're dimensions are good... Guess we'll just pirate their design, after looking at the type of items they put on it.

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total height: 12”
Length of shelves: 16”
Length between shelves: 4”
Individual shelf depth: 3”
Wide of entire unit: 9”

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And I was thinking feet instead of inches...

Ok, then...same dimensions except 6" shelves instead of 4"...? And you want three shelves...right...?

If it's that small you can probably cut it on your scroll saw...you can decide if you want to use the scroll saw or a jig saw and guide...

Looking at the measurements you posted, I'm having a small problem with 16" length of shelves (assuming the bottom one) and the overall 9" width of the whole piece...the two measurements don't jive.

Let's work with "legs" of the shelves...how long do you want each side of the bottom L-shaped shelf...? This will then determine the overall width of the unit...the lengths of the upper two shelves can then be cut to your liking...

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Ok...we crossed posts...you want same dimensions...?

You can always cut the lengths of the shelves to your liking...

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This is their shelf broken down, Nick, and one picture with items on it.

Wish I knew how to do the scaling to tell you the actual on these. Theo has a technique, but it's above my blonde brains understanding.
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Ok, then...with those measurements it will be an angle of 45 deg at the top and same at the bottom corner of the brace. You will need a protractor or speed square to pencil the angle on the brace or draw a box 12"x12" and draw a diagonal line from corner to corner...that will be 45 deg. For spacing, I would suggest the top shelf 1 1/2" from the top and the bottom shelf 2 1/2" from the bottom. That will leave 4" between the shelves. I'm thinking 1/2" ply...? or do you have other wood in mind...?

Now for the slots in the braces... If you make the shelves 3" wide and insert them 1" into the slot of the brace, it will only leave you 2" for any item you put on the shelf that is taller than 3 1/2" due to bumping into the next shelf up...is that ok...? You can always make the shelves a bit wider...s'up to you... The slots in the braces should be about 1" deep...

I'll make up a quick drawing in the morning...gotta go horizontal or I'll turn into a pumpkin...
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BTW...I read Theo's post and his technique and I think he's got the right idea for drawing the pieces and then using them to do the cutting...

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BTW...I read Theo's post and his technique and I think he's got the right idea for drawing the pieces and then using them to do the cutting...
I don't understand his technique it made no sense to me. Ah well. Not like the fair is next week (thank goodness!) We'll pick this up later.
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For the size you're considering, half inch BB ply should produce a nice result. The nice thing about BB is the multi-layer edge is nice looking, colorful when rounded over and with a clear finish. Good side up. It will make your other wood stuff stand out.

You can cut a lot of it with the Circ saw, the notches with the jig saw. Someone pointed out that you use the vertical back leg to lay out the notches, that way, whatever angle you settle on, the shelves will be level.

I think I'd lay out the triangular piece on a nice square chunk of cardboard, including where the notches will go. If it goes on a table top (I assume it will), I'd make the lowest shelf that same distance from the table top as the space you decide on between shelves. That way the table can hold stuff.

When we set up our display, we need a nice spot to put paperwork, signup forms, extra pens, order forms, etc.

Did you arrange for credit cards yet? We started with BofA, but now my daughter is using something much cheaper - no monthly service fee. It will help, and people bargain less when you accept CCs.

We used to rely on standard folding tables for display, but later we started using some folding tables we found at Target for about $20. They don't weigh a ton, are pretty cheap, come in a box you can reuse. They are much narrower, about 4 ft by 20 inches. We always found that we did better when we arranged the booth so people stepped into it. The thing we hated most was hauling around anything heavy.

Put a price tag on everything and price it a little higher than you usually set. Perceived value is good.
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No tablesaw .
If I was in that circumstance,I’d draw the pieces out and then jig saw it out as close I could get to the outside line .Next I’d use a piece of mdf as a guide ,and air nail the mdf to the inside of the line and then go over it with a flush mount router bit .I’d build a template for the notches .
Not sure if this is making any sense lol
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Cutting the slots: Just double stick the two V pieces together, use a square of some sort to mark the thickness of the shelves on the diagonal piece, jig saw the slot just slightly undersized and use a bit of sandpaper to make it fit tight. Use a fresh blade and straight edge. I'd tape it to cut down of tearout. You'll have to mark and cut each shelf separately after the diagonal piece is notched, so you get an exact fit. It's going to look nice.
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