27 August 2011

Dog Days of Summer

While planning to set up shop and take advantage of all the garage sale goers during the neighborhood sale I came across a darling lemonade stand on another blog.  I have always wanted to build one for my kids.  I got the general concept but I was limited to working with what I had on hand. 


So I’m not giving any tips on building this sucker because honestly after building the first 85% of it I still wasn’t sure that it wasn’t going to collapse and crush my children to smithereens.


I started with a frame for the top and bottom.  Then I had to put braces in each corner front and back to hold the top to the bottom.


Then I cut all my slats to the same size.


Screw them all along the top and bottom frames.


Then I used a large piece of particle board for the counter top and screwed it in along the top frame.  I toped that with some wainscoting to give it the look of more slats on the top since I had run out of wood at this point.


And the kids made $25.00 on $.50 cups of lemonade that day!  They were thrilled!



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