Lemonade Stand with 2x4 Frame

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Build your own lemonade stand with free plans from Ana-White.com

This adorable lemonade stand features an easy to build design, using a 2x4 frame with cedar fence pickets.  Just cut, screw together, then paint and decorate for the cutest lemonade stand on the block.

This is a sturdy lemonade stand that can be used for years.  It's easy to modify for different heights and sizes.

Free step by step plans with video tutorial from Ana-White.com


Easy to build lemonade stand using fence pickets and 2x4s.  This lemonade stand is durable and beautiful, and can last through a childhood.  Free step by step plans from Ana White.com


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How I Built this Lemonade Stand

This lemonade stand is easy to build with basic tools.  It is designed for beginners with minimal tools.

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First, cut the boards using a circular saw, miter saw, or a jigsaw.  Then build the two frames with the 2x4s and the 2-1/2" self tapping wood screws.

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Now attach the cedar fence pickets to the sides of one of the frames as shown using the shorter screws.

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Make sure you build the two side frames in mirror, as shown.

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On a flat level surface, begin attaching the front and top pieces to the frame, making sure the frame sits flat on the floor.  Be careful with uneven garage floors.

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Add the shelving pieces to the inside and screw down.

Now the fun part - decorate and accessorize!

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For accessories, I used a pom pom garland, and printed out the "lemonade" letters on paper, traced out on scrap plywood, and cut out with a jigsaw.  This was time consuming for sure, but it was free and looks adorable.



Free Plans to Build Your Own Lemonade Stand

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Lemonade Stand with 2x4 Frame

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Lemonade stand dimensions shown in diagram


Shopping List
  • 2 - 2x4 @ 12 feet long (or 3 2x4 @ 8 feet or stud length)
  • 6 - 5-1/2" wide cedar fence pickets, 72" long (can be dogeared)
  • 16 - 2-1/2" long self tapping star bit wood screws
  • 60 - 1-1/2" long self tapping star bit wood screws
Cut List


  • 2 - 2x4 @ 60" - or height of the signage - back legs
  • 2 - 2x4 @ 24" - or height of the tabletop - front legs
  • 4 - 2x4 @ 14-1/2" - inner supports
  • 6 - 5-1/2" wide cedar fence pickets @ 17-1/2" - side panels 
  • 7 - 5-1/2" wide cedar fence pickets @ 35" - front, top and sign
  • 2 - 5-1/2" wide cedar fence pickets @ 34" - inside shelf
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Circular Saw
Power Sander


Step 1

Using the longer screws, build the two frames as shown.

Step 2

With the shorter screws, attach the side cedar fence pickets to the frames, in mirror as shown.

Step 3

Place the center piece in the center, with even gaps in between.

Step 4

On a flat, level surface, add the front pieces, making sure the base still sits flat.  Attach with the shorter screws.

Step 5

Add the top and the sign board.

Step 6

Measure and cut the inside shelving pieces and attach with the shorter screws.

Step 7

Optional drink dispenser riser - I built this later to create a riser for the beverage dispensers.  I left it unattached.

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