DIY Drink Dispenser Stand / Holder

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Build your own drink dispenser stand that flips to a carrying crate for way less than buying one. This free plan uses inexpensive cedar fence pickets to create a beautiful wood drink dispenser stand.  Perfect for parties, weddings, picnics - and great for storing your drink dispensers too.

Step by step tutorial with photos and detailed diagrams, shopping list and cut list from Designed and built by Family DIYnamic


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Building the Drink Dispenser Stand and Carrier

This drink dispenser stand was super easy to build!  First, I cut all my boards using a compound miter saw - but you could also use a circular saw or jigsaw for cuts.

Cutting the Handles

Since this drink dispenser stand flips to become a carrier for the drink dispensers, I wanted handles to help hold it.  You could use hardware pulls as well.  Here's how I cut my handles out:

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I first drilled two holes with a spade bit.  Then I connected the two holes together with jigsaw cuts.

Building the Drink Dispenser Crate

Once the handles were cut, I can start building.  I used brad nails to build - you can also use screws or staples - all work great, just a matter of tool availability and fastener preference.  GLUE is essential if using nails or staples.

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I built two sides identical, with the 1x2 attach on the inside.  The 1x2 also works as a support for heavy drinks.

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Then I attached the 1x2 for the bottom frame - this is all detailed in the plans below.

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With the two sides done, I can now add the front and back pieces - it's starting to take shape!

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The bottom pieces fit inside and attach to the 1x2s.  Also nail from the outsides.

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Free Drink Dispenser Stand Plans

Here's the free plans so you can build it too.  Please send in photos when you are done, we love seeing and sharing your projects!



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DIY Drink Dispenser Stand / Holder

drink dispenser stand carrier holder dimensions
Suitable for two drink dispensers, max width of dispenser is 8-3/4" x 12" (including the faucet)


Shopping List
  • 1 - 1x2 - 4 feet long
  • 3 -  6' x 3-1/2" wide cedar fence pickets (can also use 1x4s but some measurements will need adjustment, cut as you go)
  • 1" brad nails or staples
  • wood glue suitable for exterior use
Cut List
  • 4 - 1x2 @ 5-1/2" - corner supports
  • 2 - 1x2 @ 17-1/2" - bottom supports
  • 4 - 3-1/2" wide cedar fence pickets @ 13" - sides with handles
  • 4 - 3-1/2" wide cedar fence pickets @ 17-1/2" - longer sides without handles
  • 5 - 3-1/2" wide cedar fence pickets @ 11-3/4" - bottom


Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Miter Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander
Drill Bit Set


Step 1

Build the inner 1x2 frame first, build two identical.

Step 2

Add the side panel pieces to the outsides of the 1x2 frames.

Step 3

Add the end pieces to the two side pieces.

Step 4

Add the bottom.

Drill out handles and cut with jigsaw or add hardware handles.

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Sand the entire project well.
Finish Used
Paint or stain as desired.