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If you've longed for a hassle-free way to set up an effective display at art fairs and shows, here's a versatile unit that makes sense.
Assembled, the Display Wall is very stable, with sturdy aluminum components, adjustable tilt, and vertical shelf positioning. Dismantled, the entire unit slides into a 7" × 54" (18 cm × 137 cm) zippered canvas carrying bag. With a combined weight of 16½ lbs. (7.5 kg), it's easy to move the display wall and all of its components from one location to the next.
The unit consists of a 68" (173 cm) high folding vertical stand and three shelves — two 52" (132 cm) in length and one 36" (91 cm) in length. Each shelf supports up to 50 lbs. (23 kg) and holds framed pieces up to 1½" (4 cm) thick. Additional shelves are available in sets of two, and a 12" (30 cm) extension piece can be purchased for added height.
Testrite Easel Extension
Slips on top of the Testrite #500 Studio Easel to accommodate larger canvases. Locks into place and extends the easel up to 12" (30.5 cm) higher. Aluminum.
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Excellent Alternative to Expensive non-collapsible Wall Panels
By Nature Photog
from Berrien County, Michigan
Comments about Testrite DW-1 Display Wall:
1. Put on work gloves because some of the edges are sharp.2. Leave plenty of time to open the box, figure out how to assemble it (no instructions) and clean the entire display as it has oils on it from the manufacturing process. (Luckily I have a yard and a hose). I put some Dawn dishwashing liquid in a spray bottle with water and it cleaned up well. If you're not mechanically inclined, go get a friend who is so you can hold it up while they figure it out.3. Go buy lock washers. They keep the bolts from slipping and dropping the arms. Testrite should have provided them. There are some specialty (custom?) hardware pieces that you must have in order to assemble the display and there are no extras!! Testrite should have provided duplicates. Without them it's scrap metal.4. The shelves are made to be positioned to the height of your artwork so that there is a shelf above and below the piece. The shelves secure or "sandwich" it in place. This was a lifesaver for me, as I do outdoor markets and the wind can be problematic.5. The Bag is also well-made, designed well, heavy duty and also a lifesaver.6. With all this front-end work of figuring out how to assemble, cleaning, buying washers, etc. this is still a great buy. It's a very impressive display piece! Definitely worth the money!!! It looks great with my 16x20 photographs in place and is very eye-catching! I would buy again! (And if I lose one of those custom hardware pieces, I guess I will be....)
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Just what I was looking for!
from Alexandria, Minnesota
I am renting a smaller space for a studio and gallery. Putting a display system on the walls just will not work BUT the Testrite Display wall is perfect! I am also doing a a Wine/Art Crawl in our downtown area. I am paired with a business and this display system will work really well and I now do not have to rely on tables/easels/etc to show my watercolors. Less hauling and just enough space to feature a number originals. Could not be happier with this product. Easy to use and assemble.
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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Nice & compact, but use with caution
from Guildhall, VT
I have yet to find anything that is as portable & user-friendly esp for those who don't own big vans to drive big display panels to shows. The edges are sharp, but that's not the problem. CAUTION - even lightly loaded, the arms can (& for me, do) drop your framed work w/o warning. My frames for this show were very lightweight. The arms need to be propped up at the ends to be secure. Another thing that helps is putting in some non-slip o-rings on either side of the wing-nuts that hold the system together. I think the addition of some non-slip material on the channel on the back of the vertical support member could solve all. I was set up on pavement when I used this product, and lost 4 frames to dropping of the middle arm. Lacking other packable alternatives, I will use again this year, but with added o-rings, roughing up the channel so it doesn't slide, and prop sticks on the ends (as well as carpet over the pavement).
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Works but not pretty
from Christiansburg, Va
I was disappointed when I discovered the place to hook the easel back together was broken off on my second assemblage. I first put things together to see how they worked. It does hold art work easily but it is not pretty and it does have sharp edges. I would suggest that extra hardware be included with the display as it is easy to misplace.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Testrite DW-1 Display Wall
from Scranton, PA
Right now, I'm using the display wall as a way to display many of my paintings in my house. Later, I will use it at upcoming art shows. So, the art wall does double-duty for me, so to speak. When I saw it in the catalog, I knew it was something I could redily use right away, to get my artwork up off my living room floor and display some of the canvases in my home. What it doesn't have are wider shelves to get more pieces on each shelf. But it's a display wall, to be used displaying artwork at art shows, not to get as many pieces off a living room floor as possible. But as a display wall, it works for what it was intended and designed to do, if this is how one wants to display art work.What I would want someone to do is design a display wall to be used in a house, making the shelving out of wood or a wood composite, maybe stainable, with wider shelves to be able to allow for more canvases to be put up, albeit some pieces in front of other canvases.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
By C Jean
from Kula, HI
I like this product because it holds quite a bit of artwork to show during art fairs. However, the edges are sharp, and it is difficult not to damage my art on it. Also, it lost a rubber foot after two uses. It is fairly sturdy, but make sure to tighten all bolts, because it can slip and cause the whole art wall to fall over. I think that this is a bit over priced, but it does (at the bare minimal) what I need it to, and doesn't look super unattractive at the same time.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Very Useful Product
from Las Vegas, NV
Is used this product as it is pictured in the advertisement as opposed to the way they show it in the instructions. I bought 4 of them and set them up side by side with the arms all set at the same height; that way, I was able to create a solid wall and have some pictures sharing arms from both stands. The stands are easy to assemble and the design is well thought out. Three of the 4 I bought came with oversized carrying bags that held everything easily. The fourth came with a bag that was just big enough.
I love them!
By Charcoals by Danielle
I purchased these to use at festivals and art shows. They held up well and were sturdy for the outdoor shows and they are PERFECT for indoor use. I can display seven framed 16x20 drawings without any trouble. Wind is an issue, but with something tying the tops of the frames to the stand, an easy fix. LOVE IT!
Great concept questionable practicality
By rookie artist
from Birmingham, Alabama
I was going to use for upcoming art show. As I was practicing to set it up I noticed the edges are very very sharp. I am looking for something attractive to cover them because I am afraid if anyone brushes up against them they will get hurt. Also you have to put the same size art work on each row for it to be able to hold them in place. I thought your artwork could be self supporting sitting on each shelf, however what holds it in place is the next row of shelves. So if you want to pull one out you have to loosen the screws and I don't feel safe with frames with glass possibly hitting the floor. The most disappointing thing is the sharpness of the shelves and not being able to display various sizes of work, however it is great concept and very lightweight and easy to assemble
Just what I needed.
from Highland, IN
This self contained display wall is sturdy and stable, providing space for framed and matted works to be displayed securely. I have recommended this to friends and fellow artists after just one use.
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