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Published on May 19th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Contemporary display shelf

Materials: Expedit 2×4, glass inserts, legs, drill, shelving brackets

Description: Here at Salon Vivid, we are remodeling our salon, and wanted product display shelves to match the contemporary feel we are trying to achieve. Not being able to find exactly what we were looking for, we decided to get creative!

We purchased the 2×4 Edpedit in white from Ikea. To have the products at an eye level for our clients, we supported them with 3 ft. legs we found online. To attach the legs, we screwed them into the bottom of the shelving unit.

We also wanted the merchandise organized for easy recognition. We decided to insert shelves so our travel sized products would be located next to the full sized products. We ordered custom made glass shelves to fit the dimensions of the cubes. To apply the shelves, we drilled holes and inserted shelving brackets to support the glass.

We love the shelves, especially how they fit the needs of our salon. Also, we receive many compliments on them from our clients!

~ Salon Vivid (Phiet), Webster, Texas

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5 Responses to Contemporary display shelf

  1. Kurt C. says:

    It actually isn’t even corrugated cardboard inside. It is rolled up paper. I peeked inside a broken one in the scratch and dent dept.
    It is just paper rolled up into tubes and stacked. A piece of paper has an incredible amount of strength, so it may be hard to crush, but I would still probably reinforce the bottom. Also, this unit should be anchored to something at the top corner.

  2. Cara says:

    Anon has a good point… It would be smart to add some plywood for extra support so it’ll hold up over time.

    That said, I love the look of this. Very professional and stylish–perfect for a salon!

  3. Celine says:

    Looks nice but doesn’t seem that steady, hope i’m wrong thought.

  4. Anonymous says:

    This looks very stylish, and a great idea… the modern legs look great w/ the shelving unit… will keep this in mind for the future~

  5. Anonymous says:

    The Expedit is pretty much hollow on the inside, supported with corrugated cardboard if memory serves, with just a thin veneer comprising the exterior. I wouldn’t be surprised if those legs punched right thru someday. I’d also be concerned about some kid coming into the shop and turning this contraption over onto himself.

    It has the look of a lawsuit waiting to happen.

    At the very least, I’d recommend bonding the Expedit to a more solid piece of plywood, perhaps painting or veneering the plywood to match the rest of the unit, and then attach the legs to that.

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