Hands down my favorite project of all time!!

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Hands down my favorite project of all time!!

My daughter and I built a lemonade stand together.
Simple to make. Cedar fence pickets attached to a frame. We made it so sit on top of a Red Flyer Wagon (I hope I didn’t mess up that name) with clips on the bottom so it doesn’t fall off. I used some chalk board spray paint and some extra cedar I had laying around to make her menu board. Drilled a hole for the umbrella.

The day this photo was taken she was giving out drinks for donations for “Kids with cancer”. 100% her idea. She brought the donation box home from school and knew exactly what she wanted to do. I love this kid!!

I would love to see photos of projects you made with or for your child. Please post a pic or comment below. Thanks!! She is wanting to make something else soon.

-- Vieth Custom Furniture,

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#1 posted 02-06-2014 03:48 PM

Better watch out! In some jurisdictions the authorities are shutting down kiddie run drink stands, in come cases even threatening to fine the “operators” of the “business.”

Great project!

Good Luck!

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#2 posted 02-06-2014 03:54 PM

Very cool, nice build and an adorable little daughter you have,she must love the lemon aid stand.


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#3 posted 02-06-2014 04:03 PM

You are correct Herb. What a crappy deal. I feel for the enforcement officers that are told to walk up to a kids stand like this and close them down. (Only if they don’t fine me :) Fortunately, our town is swarming with kids with stands and no one has ever had an issue.

Thanks for the comment.
Very important point.

-- Vieth Custom Furniture,

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#4 posted 02-06-2014 05:20 PM

Good job to the both of you! The stand looks great.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#5 posted 02-06-2014 05:27 PM

you and your daughter did an amazing job, good luck

-- steve, simple and effective

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#6 posted 02-06-2014 06:15 PM

Great project and how fun that had to be!

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

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#7 posted 02-06-2014 07:09 PM

And it has wheels!!!!!!!! Good job.

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#8 posted 02-06-2014 07:41 PM

Haven’t seen one in a long time. You and your daughter did great. What do they charge for a lemonade these days? I think back in our days it was 5 cents.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 02-06-2014 07:49 PM

She likes to charge a premium price. I’m trying to teach her the value of money so in turn she tries to re-coop the cost of materials in one cup. I told her good luck with that:)

-- Vieth Custom Furniture,

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#10 posted 02-06-2014 08:37 PM

Great project, best kind ever – with children. Creates a bonding, and who knows, she may take up woodworking – and your shop.

-- "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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#11 posted 02-07-2014 12:25 AM

Welcome aboard!
What a cool stand, if my daughter sees it I may be adding it to our to do list. The neighborhood kids set up a small stand last year with a table and some chairs, she helped out for short period of time and was paid a part of the profits $2 I believe :). I could see this being popular.

As to pics of kids working with us in the shop, my daughter has a workbench in my shop and we have done a number of things together. It is awesome to spend time with her and teach her skills she will always have.

Look forward to seeing other projects that you guys can work on together.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#12 posted 02-07-2014 11:02 AM

Hey VCF….that’s a great project. I love making things with my kids. I have a son who is at that age of really getting into his skateboarding… we decided to make a DIY you-beaut skateboard!!!...he was proud as punch when he told his mates that we (he and dad) made this cool board. ...anyway – a pic or two of the board (and the jig/mould) we used for the hold the gluing laminations…...

-- regards, cyclops4069

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#13 posted 02-07-2014 12:26 PM

That is awesome!! Thank you so much for sharing. Really fantastic. I’m sure you have cool dad status with all of his mates.

-- Vieth Custom Furniture,

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#14 posted 02-07-2014 12:37 PM

What a great project. Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#15 posted 02-07-2014 05:24 PM

Awesome project! I especially like the painted grass, and flower to give it that added touch.

-- This is all make believe just like Bernoulli and his stupid principal.

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