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Daily Wire Tip: Tables and Height at Shows
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip
Dear Dale, I just watched your DVD about selling jewelry at shows and parties. It has you at a show, and you’re using PVC pipe on the legs of the table. I have the exact same table. How long do you cut your PVC pipe to lift the table? Also when you are in Arizona or other out-of-state shows, do they furnish the tables? Thank you so much.
-Sharon in Raytown, Missouri
Hi Sharon, I am so glad that you are getting so much help and advice from our Definitive Guide! The length of PVC pipe to cut depends on how tall you would like your tables to be, so customers don’t have to bend over as much to see your jewelry.
Measure the height of your table from the floor to the absolute top, then subtract it from your desired height, and write that down. Now turn the table on its side, and measure the distance of the leg from the bend or cross bar, to the bottom of the table leg. Add that length to the one you wrote down, and you will have the necessary length of PVC pipe to cut.
We also have a video tip (shot at the same time as we shot the DVD) with some discussion on this tip: Raising Table Legs.
As far as promoters providing tables for vendors’ use, that really depends on the show. Some promoters include one or two tables, a chair, and a trash can in the booth rent; others have these items available, but you have to order and pay for them in advance. Sometimes you can get them to include covers and skirts, and other times you have to pay extra for those, too. Some convention companies also have glass display cabinets that you can pre-order and rent for the show. When I participate in really long distance shows that I do not drive to, I will rent what I know I need, rather than depend on being able to use what may be provided.
Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
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