Lemonade Stand

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Project by Andy Panko posted 06-10-2012 12:37 AM 2073 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished building this lemonade stand for my kids. It is nothing fancy and the construction was real simple, but for a lemonade stand, it is built like a brick you-know-what house. It was made entirely from scraps and leftover lumber. The 2×4s and LP Smart Panels are leftovers from the recent playhouse project I blogged about here on Lumberjocks. The top is laminated in white Formica I had leftover from making a laundry folding table in my basement. The poles holding up the faux awning are electrical conduit from when I rewired my laundry area and the awning is made from miscellaneous pieces of 1/8” hardboard I had laying around, built around a frame of 1”x1” pine. The kids loved it, AND they made about $15 selling lemonade and cookies at a yard sale we had today!

-- Andy Panko, Edison NJ,

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#1 posted 06-10-2012 12:48 AM

Nice lemonade stand and what a pair of cuties! They could sell ice to eskimos!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 06-10-2012 03:13 AM

Wonderful job

-- Norman

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#3 posted 06-10-2012 03:18 PM

Awesome your the coolest Dad around! Just ask those smiles!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 06-10-2012 04:35 PM

I’m getting thirsty just looking at the giant lemon on the front. Nice work!

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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#5 posted 06-10-2012 04:44 PM


That is really great. I especially like that the lemonade is just to get the crowds into the shop. Then there are all the other things for sale.

Is there anyone else who is thinking about the absurd worst-case legal ramifications that good ol’ cr1 would bring up here?

(Andy – cr1’s last post was just 8 days before you joined LJ)

-- “And the products of wealth push you along on the bow wave of their spiritless undying selves.” ― I. Anderson

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#6 posted 06-10-2012 04:45 PM

You did a wonderful job on this and it was a wonderful thing to do for those little girls and I can plainly see how much they appreciated it. Way to go, Dad.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 06-10-2012 04:47 PM

Awesome dad!. I can tell you now, being a father of all girls, be prepared to build them a lot of furniture, a home, all the furniture going in it, their kitchens, and “baby cribs and beds” in a heap of trouble ole boy but it sure is fun and enjoy the ride.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#8 posted 06-10-2012 05:39 PM

Pretty cool dad!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#9 posted 06-10-2012 09:10 PM

How could anyone resist buying a cool,tall ,dixiecup of lemonade from two cuties and a professional looking stand like that !! Nice work DAD !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#10 posted 06-11-2012 01:26 AM

Very nice job! You have created a wonderful memory for the girls.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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