Lemonade Stand for Grace's Town Collection

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This cute plan works with the wide hutch plans (Grace's Town Collection) to help your little one's in their pretend play. Features a bar and shelving behind the bar, just right height for a cash register, and ample opportunity for creative touches, this lemonade stand is sure to delight little ones.

Photos from Shawn, thank you!

3′ wide x 2′ tall x 13 deep


Shopping List

1 - 1x12 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x4 @ 3 feet long
1 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
1/4" plywood or beadboard (try a wainscot panel) or 1/4 sheet

Common Materials
120 grit sandpaper
wood conditioner
paint brush
Cut List

A) 2 – 1×12 @ 21 1/2″ (Sides)
B) 1 – 1×12 @ 36″ – (Top)
C) 3 – 1×4 @ 34 1/2″ (Shelves)
D) 1 – 1×2 @ 34 1/2″ (Inside, top cleat)
E) 1/4″ plywood or beadboard, 34 1/2″ wide x 21 1/2″ tall (a wainscoat panel would do fine, about $7 at Lowes or Home Depot)
F) 1 – 1×3 @ 36″ (Back Toekick)
G) 2 – 1×2 @ 7 3/4″ (Inside Bottom Front Supports)
H) 1 – 1×2 @ 36″ (Countertop Trim for the Front)
I) 2 – 1×2 @ 20 3/4″ (Front Side Trim)

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Circular Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander
General Instructions

Start by cutting all your boards. When building, use 2″ nails and glue unless otherwise noted. Always nail into all available joining boards whenever possible. Always predrill before screwing.


Step 1

Start by nailing the shelves C to the sides A, as shown above. It is always a good idea to mark your sides first so you know exactly where the shelves will go. Keep the shelves flush with the sides on the back of the base unit, as shown above. After the shelves are in place, nail the countertop, B, to the sides, A.

Step 2

Use 1 1/4″ nails to nail the cleat, D, shown in white, in place as shown above. Also nail through the sides of A into the end edges of D.

Step 3

Mark your plywood according to the measurements in step 1, and then use the 1 1/4″ nails to nail the plywood in place, as shown above. It is always a good idea to check your project for square before adding plywood. If you do not know how to check for square, visit the HOW-TO section.

Step 4

Add the back toekick, F, as shown above to the back of the base unit. Use the 2″ nails, and make sure you nail into both the sides and the bottom shelf.

Step 5

Step 6

Back to the 2″ nails. Nail the countertop trim, H, in place (shown in red above). Keep top and outside edges flush.

Step 7

The final step is to nail the boards I in place, as shown above. The front side trim should be nailed to the sides, the supports, and you shoul also nail through the top of the countertop trim into the end edges of the front side trim pieces, I.

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill holes with putty and sand and finish as desired.


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BethCupitt (not verified)

Fri, 06/11/2010 - 10:20

i love this one so much. i think i might try this as a starter project (with husband supervision at first, i suppose). i've got lots of neices that might be getting this for christmas. thanks for all you do.

cindyreg (not verified)

Mon, 12/27/2010 - 03:39

Thanks Ana! I was looking for a puppet theatre and this will work! I love that we can use this in many different ways. Puppet theatre at noon, burger stand at 1:00 and grocery store at 2:00, with a little tea shop at 3:00.
Thank you :)