Fold up concession stand

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Project by easiersaidthandone posted 04-30-2013 02:50 AM 3308 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first commissioned piece. The requirements were that it had to fold up for easy storage, have a shelf underneath and a way to hang the banner. With the exception of the lower shelf, the whole project is made out of one sheet of 3/4” plywood. I made it to table height (30”) and the counter is just under 18”. So those two pieces combined accounted for the full width of the 4×8 sheet. I did some mockups with small scraps of plywood to figure out the nesting arrangement of all the various pieces. And I was able to use up some scrap door hinges that I had laying around to keep the cost down. For the banner, 3 sticks of 1/2” electrical conduit, 2 couplings and 4 eye screws did the trick. The finishing was done by the new owner who plans to use it at all her neighborhood yard sales.

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#1 posted 04-30-2013 06:22 AM

Great build… Smart idea as well

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 04-30-2013 11:44 AM

Nice design, did you have plans? Folds up nice & flat for transport, great job.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 04-30-2013 02:17 PM

Nice work.

-- Chris K

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#4 posted 05-02-2013 03:26 AM

I made it without plans, just a computer generated sketch provided by the customer. If I had to do it over I would have made the front piece 1.5” longer than the top. That way the two side board could be biscuited to the back side of the front instead of screwed to the sides of the front. Doing that would eliminate the end grain of the side pieces being visible on the front of the piece.

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#5 posted 05-02-2013 04:12 PM

Great idea and design! This will come really handy on yard sales.

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#6 posted 05-03-2013 02:33 AM

That’s pretty nifty. I like it.

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