At the recent National Association for Interpretation conference in Denver, we designed and fabricated our expo hall booth nearly entirely from recycled cardboard. Using 1″ thick packing honeycomb pads we cut the large sheets into strips and stacked/hot glued the pieces together leaving room for photos and some LED strip lighting. Text was applied of lettering from our vinyl cutter. Plywood boxes were fabricated to serve as bases to add weight and stability for the five vertical sections.
The standing desk was constructed out of five sheets of material and all fit together with no glue or hardware. Two sheets were shaped for the top and we left a little space for hiding keyboards, papers and junk. The whole desk packed flat and went together in a few minutes. Total weight was about four pounds and easily held up to abuse with lots of nice water marks from coffee cups! We cut slots in the top to hold business cards and our handouts.
The entire booth received great attendee reviews…especially the desk. In fact, we had about five offers to buy it. In the end we donated it to NAI for their live auction after they inquired about putting it up for bidding.