Hybrid Helmet Hook

A hybrid backplate allows placement of this fixture on pegboard, slatwall or backbar. It was seen in use on bar in aisle-long displays and the central feature on pegboard endcap. Though seemingly over designed, the heavy-duty appearance reinforces the marketing of assumedly rugged helmets. The black display surface and fixture powdercoat added sophistication. For headform…

Plastic Hooks For 1″ Grid Fail

One of the fastest growing categories of fixtures is Plastic Hooks. But obviously something has gone awry here. Frontwires are snapped, sheared off at the backplate, and backplates seem improperly toleranced for the grid wire diameters and placement. Breaking and shearing are load failures, and in the light-duty Jewelry application these hooks were found in,…

Failed Reverse Waterfall

Reverse Grid Waterfalls failed at the backplate, and possibly the label holder too. It would appear customers used them for support like Subway Hanger Straps. But the concept might still be valid if the display surface was not Grid but Slatwall offering broad, flat support for the backplate. A longer backplate attachment leg would help…

V-back vs. Flatback Hook

Slowly more of these V-back Hooks reveal themselves. Here they are used alongside Flatback Slatwire Hooks. These classify as a V-back because the bottom leg is an extension of the frontwire not part of the back shape. The V-back Chrome finish hints at overseas origin where environmental protections are not as stringent. Powdercoat is more environmentally friendly and employed here.…

Plug ‘N Play Jewelry Display In Retail

A simple yet sophisticated Plug ‘N Play Jewelry Display that can be easily reconfigured by moving the Plug-In Pegs. Hung from a glass wall, the display itself seemed to float in the air. A steeply angled spotlight cast dramatic shadows to enhance the display. For Jewelry hookery and display see… “Plug ‘N Play Jewelry Display” “Jewelry…

Round-corner C-Channel For Safety

Round-corner C-Channel For Safety is wrapped around the round corner of this Endcap Unit. An economical manufacturing approach to easing sharp corners. It is unlikely that any extruded plastic C-Channel label strip is flexible enough to carry through the curve, but no matter. The end result … safety … is achieved. For shelf edge corner…

Round-corner Gondola Shelf Cap

A cap blunts the corner of this gondola endcap. It provides a concealing terminus to the C-channel  and embedded label strip preventing its edge from catching on passersby. For shelf edge corner treatments see… “Label Strip Turns a 90º Corner” “Round-Cornered C-Channel“ “Round-Cornered Gondola Shelf Cap“ “Round-Cornered Aluminum C-Channel“ “Round Cornered Island C-Channel“ For curved…

How to Fixture a Grey Wall #2

A follow-up visit revealed how these large bore Faceouts were mounted to fixture the blank canvas of a grey wall. To see the original post and furnished wall VISIT… “How to Fixture a Grey Wall #1.” For a similar fixture see… “Baseball-size Display Hook Ends” SEE “Do-It-Yourself Store Fixtures” for a homemade approach to this…