This step by step diy woodworking project is about 2×4 lemonade stand plans. I have designed this sturdy lemonade stand so you can build one for your kids using common materials that are available at any home improvement store. This stand is set on caster wheels so you can move it from one location to another. See my other woodworking plans HERE.
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2×4 Lemonade Stand – Free DIY Plans
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- A – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 36″ long, 2 pieces – 10 3/4″ long 2xFRAME
- B – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 13 3/4″x36″ long SHELF
- C – 15 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 19″ long SIDES
- D – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 36″ long, 2 pieces – 15 1/4″ long TABLETOP
- E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 53″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long BANNER
- 9 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 1/4″ plywood – 1’x2′
- 2 1/2″ screws
- chalkboard pain
- glue, filler, stain
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How to build a lemonade stand
The first step of the project is to build the frames for the lemonade stand. Cut the components as shown in the diagram and then lay them on a level surface. Drill pilot holes through the 36″ components and then insert 2 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular supports. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush.
Fit the 3/4″ plywood to the lower frame, as shown in the diagram. Align the edges with attention and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock it into place tightly.
Next, attach the 2×4 slats to the frame to create the front face of the lemonade stand. Place a 5/8″ wood block between the slats to create even gaps. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws.
Fit the slats to the sides of the lemonade stand, as shown in the plans. Notice the long support that will hold the top banner.
Fit the 2×4 slats to the top of the lemonade stand to create the tabletop. Place a 3/8″ wood block between the slats to create even gaps. Align the slats with the frame,, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws.
Use 2×4 lumber for the end slats and cut them as shown in the diagram, using a circular saw.
Fit the end slats to the tabletop and align the edges with attention. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Fit the 2×4 slats to the top of the supports. Center the slats, drill pilot holes through the supports and insert 2 1/2″ screws. Leave no gaps between the 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber.
Cut a piece of 1/4″ plywood at 12″x24″ and then paint with chalkboard paint. After the paint dries out staple the panel to the front of the lemonade stand.
Fit the caster wheels to the lemonade stand, so you can move it easily.
Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches for this lemonade stand. Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain to enhance the look of the plant stand and to protect the components from the elements.
You can adjust the size of the stand to suit your needs. In addition, you can add more shelves to the stand so you can make the most of it.
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