“Crate” Soap and Product Displays

I wanted some ideas for product displays using inexpensive wood crates as a basis. A few months ago, I made a tabletop display rack to hold bars of soap. This was pretty handy, but really wasn’t big enough to hold the entire product line. It was adapted from the same soap shelves I made for the soap display rack, but used a couple of pieces of wood on the sides to hold it together for use on a table. It was also an odd size, which made it hard to stack with all the product crates that we use when going to a show.


I decided to make something similar, but to make it within one of our product crates.


First, removed three slats from one side, being careful to pull out all the staples that were left behind. Then I sanded the area where the staples were removed.

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I then reattached one of the slats next to the one slat that remained, giving a little extra product display room.


I then made a template to mark the shelf and shelf hole locations on each end of the crate. The holes were marked on the wood with a punch, then the holes were drilled for the shelf screws.

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The whole thing was then rubbed down with an orange oil/beeswax sealer.


A velcro strip was added along the back of each shelf to hold the product signs. I placed a few staples along the strip to make sure that it would stay in place. I then mounted the shelves in the crate using wood screws.

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Here is the finished display, complete with product.


I made a second display, this time only placing two shelves, making it useful for larger items such as sprays.


These worked so well that I made a second set to have for those days when we have two events. Good luck with your making!

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