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So every now and then I get the urge to do DIY a project in the shop or the home. This project was more a need than a want. There are many options on the market for cash wraps but they have two problems. One they are super expensive and two they do not have enough storage space. There are some custom options available that are hand crafted but even those are in the thousands.
This past month I was so close to purchasing a cash wrap option that I saw on a retail fixtures site. Even though the items were 50% off with shipping to my location it would have cost me $450. The quality of most of these cash wraps on the market is not ideal either. Most of them are just melamine laminate that will chip or break easily. I could not see myself spending that much for something that may not last a good year. This unit would have to be able to moved and would have to stand up to the Sophia and Noah test.
So I begin my research process and brain storming. What I had noticed is that most of the cash wraps to me looked like fancy home wood bars. They were around the same height and were built the same way. I then looked at wood work benches and noticed that the frame was pretty much the same but it was easier to build. I found a plan on here and altered it to fit my needs. My plan was to build a wood work bench with shelves and then use wood paneling to enclose the unit. Thank goodness for the staff at the local home depot who was awesome enough to cut our wood for us.
Building and staining our new cash wrap / checkout counter cost us under $200.00 and I love it. We needed to build two units to make it long enough (it is around 145 inches in width). The great thing about it is that it took us less than two days to get everything together. I now have storage space for packaging, shipping supplies, my point of sale equipment, printers and heavy duty scales. It truly felt like Christmas in July once this project was completed. Below are some pics of the the finished project less our fancy molding which will come at a later date. I also forgot to stain the entire left side of the counter because it was pushed up against the white wall. Don't worry though it has since been stained. It stuck out like a sore thumb and bothered me most of the night until I could stain it.
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