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Kids love lemonade stands! Our four kids are no different, so I decided to build them this DIY lemonade stand out of pallets and some 1x4s. We also added a few extra decorations like flowers and colorful feathers to give it a summer festival vibe.
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Tools, Supplies, and PPE
DEWALT 12″ Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw
DEWALT Rolling Miter Saw Stand
RYOBI Circular Saw
DEWALT Atomic 20-Volt Brushless Impact Driver
DEWALT Tape Measure
Building The DIY Lemonade Stand
Use one full pallet for the front of the base and two pallet halves for the sides, and screw them together. Attach two 1×4’s about 7′ long on each side of the base for the sign above. For the sign, cut a piece of plywood and attach to the 1x4s, then paint it with Rust-Oleum Chalkboard spray paint.
Cut to length and mount a support piece of wood, flush with the top of the base, that attaches to each 7′ vertical 1×4. This will serve as rear support for the table top. For the top, simply cut 1x4s to length (mine were about 24″ long) and lay down side by side until the entire surface is laid.
Painting With Rust-Oleum
Cut another piece of plywood (square) and again paint it with Rust-Oleum Chalkboard spray paint, as pictured above. Mount it to the front of the base. Paint the slats with Rust-Oleum Gloss Grape and Rust-Oleum Seaside spray paint, or choose your favorite colors!
Get three flat paper bags, cut small holes all the way around the sides, and pull feathers about halfway through the holes. Paint the exposed part of the feathers with the two colors mentioned above and Rust-Oleum Copper Metallic Finish.
Time to add decorations! Add the feathers, some flowers, your drinks, and any other attractive decor. Grab some chalk and let everyone know what you’re serving on the painted chalkboard signs. Now it’s time for the kids to enjoy their DIY lemonade stand!
Do you plan to build your own lemonade stand? Let me know in the comments below!