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    How to build a lemonade stand

    Posted by  ·  May 31, 2013

    It is summer and time for ice cold lemonade. Kids love selling lemonade! Here are plans for a simple lemonade stand you can build in an afternoon.

    This wooden lemonade stand is build from a 4′ X 8′ sheet of 1/2″ plywood and some Masonite for signs.

    free lemonade stand planSupply List:

    4′ X 8′ X 1/2″ sheet of plywood
    4′ X 4′ X 1/8″ sheet of Masonite
    4 – 4″ Strap Hinges (hooks sides to front)
    2 – 3″ Door hinges (hooks top to front)
    36 – 8 X1/2 flat head phillips wood screws
    2- 8 X 5/8 philips metal screws (hooks plastic pvc coupler to sign)
    2 Nails approximately 2″ long
    Drill bit #8 or 11/64″
    2 – 1″ PVC Slip Couplers
    2 – 3 inch L Brackets
    4 – 8 X 3/8 Flat Phillips Metal Screws
    Paint , I gave the stand a coat Pantone’s “Color of the Year” Emerald Green Valspar paint from Lowes.

    Cut from plywood:
    Top 48″ x 18 1/2″
    Front 36″ x 48″

    Cut from Masonite:
    Sign 22″ x 32″
    Top sign 18×48

    how to build a lemonade stand step 1 how to build a lemonade stand step 2 how to build a lemonade stand step 3 how to build a lemonade stand step 4


    The best part is when you are finished selling lemonade the stand folds flat for easy storage!

    how to make a lemonade stand

    These girls are on there way to making their first million!

    free wooden lemonade stand plans

    If you are looking for ideas to beautify your outdoor space Lowe’s has all the tools you need to be creative. Check out their Lowe’s Creative Ideas blog and be inspired! You can find Lowe’s Creative Ideas on Facebook and don’t forget to pick up a FREE Subscription to Lowe’s Creative Ideas Magazine. Their magazine is fabulous!


    As always my DIY supplies are from my go to store Lowes. Thanks Lowes for sponsoring this post!

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    1. Thursday, June 11th, 2015
      So, it looks like the dimensions for the sides should be 36 in x 18.5 inches right? Also, I am not clear how the top secures to the rest of the structure. I see in one of the drawings you mention "slip a nail in this hole." Is that a hole you drill in each side piece?

      Thank you! Such a cute idea!
    2. Monday, July 21st, 2014
      So cute! Love the color! Pinned!
    3. Lora
      Sunday, April 27th, 2014
      Thanks so much for the plans! I made one for my son this morning as we are having our annual garage sale and he requested another stand. Except this year we should be the star of the neighborhood thanks to you!
    4. Wednesday, December 25th, 2013
      I made this for Christmas. It turned out cute. I did have trouble with the strap hinges though. I could only use 2 screws per side or it wouldn't fold up. It is a bit heavy to move, but I'm excited about it and my 4 yr old loved it! If I did it again, I think maybe I'd make it a teensy bit smaller so I could move it easier. Thanks for sharing!!
    5. Sarah
      Friday, August 9th, 2013
      What are the 'side' measurements? I think someone already posted this question, but it wasn't answered.

    6. Mandie
      Friday, July 12th, 2013
      I'm looking for cutting measurements and don't see the sides listed on the cut list... Are the side dimensions 36x18?
    7. Niki McDowell
      Saturday, June 15th, 2013
      When will you be posting the other instructions?
    8. Saturday, June 1st, 2013
      Your lemonade stand is wonderful Cindy!! Sharing on FB, love it!

      xo, Tanya
    9. Jenny
      Friday, May 31st, 2013
      Incredible! Love this project and of course the models are adorable too! You did a great job of designing such a cool lemonade stand - Genius!
    10. Friday, May 31st, 2013
      So cute!~

      This is on my list of things to make before the Fourth!

    11. Hillary B
      Friday, May 31st, 2013
      My kids would love a stand like that, and I love that it folds flat. That is so fun!
    12. Karen Alldredge
      Friday, May 31st, 2013
      Wow thanks for sharing this I want one so bad! Got to convince my hubby how much we neeeed it!
    13. Laura Reese
      Friday, May 31st, 2013
      Okay this is totally amazing! My kids do lemonade stand every week (or want to) and the ideas that it fold up is just fabulous!
    14. Friday, May 31st, 2013
      WOW! That's amazing and so cute!! Love how it folds up. I'm sending this to my husband:-)