How to Create Display Panels from D49 Mesh

Posted on: April 20, 2016

D49 Mesh

D49 mesh is very strong and used for a variety of purposes in fencing and construction.

However, few people realise that it can make excellent display panels for attaching a gallery of pictures, promotional posters or even products on a market stall.  D49 wrapping mesh is a cheaper alternative to manufactured display panels and people with a basic DIY talent can make them from D49 wrapping mesh or buy premade mesh panels.  They can then be covered in a fabric of your choice to showcase your products or art at exhibitions, trade shows, art galleries and markets. The panels can be used time and again since D49 mesh is durable and can last a lifetime when used for this purpose.  They will also hold much more weight than standard display panels.

Things You’ll Need

  • D49 mesh or mesh panels
  • Fabric of your choice
  • Wall brackets or panel joining clips if your display is going to be free standing
  • Tools to assemble your panels
  • Velcro, pins or a sewing machine
  • Hooks (preferably S-Shaped)


Measure the space you have, calculate the number of items you need to display and measure them allowing for space in between where you will want to put a description or price tag. Usually you would allow around 12.7 centimetres space between items.  To make sure you get it right you can layout a sheet on the floor to match the size of the display panels you need using it as a pattern. Mark out where you are going to hang your or attach your items and then calculate how many panels you will require.

If you need particularly large panels you should consider making free standing models because too much weight hanging on them could easily detach them from a wall if wall mounted.

If you choose manufactured panels, rather than making them yourself from D49 wrapping mesh, they will have interlocking connecters and if wall mounted, hooks or screws. Make sure they are firmly secured before moving onto the next step.

Attaching the fabric

When the panels are connected together you will need two and half times the measurement of each one for the fabric covering.  The fabric used is normally thick nylon or felt. Cover the panels from above leaving the open ends at the bottom.  You can pin, sew or attach Velcro to secure it. Push your S shaped hooks through the fabric and then you can begin to attach your items.

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