Reasons To Use Wood, Acrylic and Metal in Your Point-of-Purchase Display

If you have been following our blog, you already know that Sharn Enterprises, Inc manufactures point-of-purchase displays that are used in the retail industry.  But did you know that most competitors only specialize in one area, such as only acrylic displays or only metal displays?

That's what makes Sharn different from the rest!  Because we routinely use all three of these materials in a display creation, the combination of materials and the possibilities are endless.

We realize that different customers have varying preferences.  Our main goal is to give you the best value, product, and service for your next retail project.

If you are looking for a permanent display, we are here to help!  If you would like an all wood, all metal, or an all acrylic display or if you need a combination of these materials, our professional designers will help you create that "eye-catching" display, that will not only get your products noticed, but it will get them SOLD as well!

We here at Sharn know the benefits of wood, acrylic and metal.  Do you?

Check out the reasons to use Wood, Metal Acrylic BELOW!


There is an inherent beauty to wood.  It comes in all different varieties and finishes and is practical when it comes to its durability and strength.  Wood can be sanded, clear-coated, and stained thus transformed from an inexpensive piece, to a rich and luxurious finished product.  For those who are more price conscious, we have laminate, melamine, and veneer available which are extremely close matches to most of the popular types of natural wood but at a lower price.   The list of different types of wood is endless, and we here at Sharn can help you decide which type is best for your display.

Reasons to Use Wood:

-Inherent Beauty

-Comes in all different types and finishes  

-Practical, Durable Strong

-Aesthetically pleasing


Acrylic (or otherwise known as plastic) has excellent optical properties and is more resistant to impact than glass.  Most acrylic comes in a wide variety of sizes, colors, shapes, and thickness.  Acrylic can also come in clear, tinted, bronzed, fluorescent, frosted, or colored.   Strong, smooth, and lightweight, acrylic is very easy to work with.  Acrylic tends to fluctuate in price more than wood or metal, but is it often a good alternative when price is the deciding factor of your finished product.   Some different types of plastic utilized include, acrylic, polycarbonate, sintra, styreen, PVC, and PETG.  When it comes to the longevity of your display, products made from acrylic have a long life, very good light transmission, and are easy to clean.

Reasons to Use Acrylic:

-Excellent optical properties

-Resistant to Impact

-Easy to clean

-Long Life

-Wide variety of types

-Lower price than wood and metal


We all know that metal is strong and lasts for a long time, but did you know it can be as light or as heavy as you need it to be?  The different types of metal are extensive, but we here at Sharn make a lot of our displays out of sheet metal, tubing, and wire, and then finish it by powder coating or with a chrome finish.  Currently, we make displays for fine jewelry out of metal, and our designers know that they need to have the perfect combination of elegance, beauty, and charm.  On the other hand, we also fabricate metal industrial bins for the automotive industry that are heavy, durable, and get tons of use in the automotive factory.  So as you can see, the possibilities when using metal are endless!  Just like wood and acrylic, we can help you choose what kind of metal as well as the type of finish that will give your store fixture the polished look you desire.

Reasons to Use Metal:

-Strong, durable, made to last

-Easily Shaped

-Can be as heavy or light as needed

-Variety of finishes

As industry experts in wood, acrylic, and metal, our designers and manufacturers can help you decide on what kind of material should use for your retail display.  We take care of those details so you don't have to!

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