Christmas time is the part of the year that
we all love for one reason(s) or another.
Now we won’t go into all the
reasons why this season is loved so much, but if you are reading this,
one of the reasons you probably like Christmas is because it is the
time of the year that you can get out your wonderful collection of Dept
56 houses and display them.
Yes, us collectors can’t wait to start building our displays. Some of
us start contemplating our displays back in September already.
But, I would venture
to guess, that the biggest complaint that Dept 56 collectors have, at
Christmas time, is ...
where, or on what, are they going to display
their collections on.
If you are like our household, my husband will start complaining about
lugging the 4 x 8 sheet of plywood (or whatever wood it is) out to our
den. Then he has to go out to his shop and bring the sawhorses in to
set them on. Then since they aren’t all the same height, he has to
level them before he can hoist that 70 pound piece of wood up on the
Some years I don’t use the 4 x 8 sheet for displaying my collections.
In those years I will use every available shelf, end table, or TV
cabinet for my houses and then sometimes I even have some houses left
Basically after about 25 years of collecting I am getting a little
tired of my limited choices for my displays.
year I asked my husband to build me a display table – but not just any
It had to meet my specific demands.
Here were my demands:
It had to be portable. No more carrying
around heavy pieces of wood in which he would almost kill himself doing.
It had to be easy to store. Tables with
legs are a real pain to store. Using sawhorses were just as bad, and
hiding a big 4 x 8 sheet of wood behind boxes is not easy to do.
It had to be sturdy. I didn’t want to
place my valuable houses on something that could possibly cave in or
It had to be versatile. I didn’t want to
be back in the same position in a few years from now when my choices
would be the same as they have been -- only now I have one more table
It had to be cheap (rather inexpensive).
As with most of the things I use in my displays, I didn’t want to spend
a lot of money on it.
It had to be able to hold my backgrounds
if I wanted to put one up. And, if I didn’t want a background with one
my displays, I didn’t want to see anything which would distract from my
After explaining my list of demands to him, all he could say was ......
whatever you want!”
to say, my sweet darling
came through and met every one of my demands.
Basically, he took a 4 x 8 sheet of wood
and cut it so that it is easy to carry and easy to store.
He used some very common and very
sturdy things for the legs and made it such that it can be
completely disassembled (which again helps with the handling and
storage of it.)
It certainly was sturdy. He proved it by
laying on it and it didn’t budge one inch.
It was also versatile. He showed how you
can place the tables such that you have over 20 different combinations.
This means over the next 20 years, whether I feel like putting up a
small display or a big display, I can use something different each
year. The other good thing is that I can put my displays in different
rooms now, too!
He spent as little money as he could on
it. The most expensive item he bought was the 4 x 8 sheet of wood.
Everything else he had to buy multiples of and most of them were under
a couple of dollars or so.
Lastly, he had my frame for my
backgrounds, so depending on my display, I can put them up or not, and
you’d never know the difference if there was a support there or not.
he got done building the tables I told him my last request was ...
for him to write down how he did everything
so that my fellow collectors could have the same wonderful tables for
Now if you or your spouse wants to build these tables, it really is not
that difficult. Anyone with some basic wood working skills can do it.
The only tools you will need are a drill and saw. If you have more
power tools, that would help, but it is not necessary.
His final instructions are pretty good. They are full of details and
pictures – probably more then you need.
Here is a photo of one of the tables with my background
is the empty table with my first background - waiting
for the houses!!
Here is the complete set-up!
picture above was taken after I was all done setting up my houses.
Believe it or not, this was taken at night with all the lights out.
However, with the camera flash it looks like daytime.
only reason I mention this is because
I have a string of white Christmas lights in the sky behind the
backdrop. Here is another photo where I try and get the "stars" showing
Here is the night time starry
If you would like to see a video of how I
first set up and planned my display - using my brand new and wonderful
table - just watch the following video. Then if you want to watch more
tutorial videos on how to set up your display, hide the cords, place
your trees and so on, visit Dept 56 Display videos.
Here is the video of the start
of my first display using my brand new table
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