Yes you can make this simple play market stand well in advance of the holidays and it won’t be stuck in a container on a boat out in the middle of the ocean. Week two of the Handbuilt Holiday series and this gift build idea from Ana White and me is bound to delight any kid.
A DIY tutorial to build a kids play market stand. Make this generous sizes kids play stand perfect for all things pretend play.
Truly this play stand could be anything:
- farmers market
- lemonade stand
- puppet theater
- ice cream stand
- grocery store counter
Look closely and you will see I constructed this kids stand using wafer head screws. No pocket holes, no countersunk screws, just self tapping wafer head screws. So all you need is a saw, a drill and some wood glue and you can make this cute and functional play stand.
The market stand sign up top is a 1×3 x 29″ long with two 3/8″ dowels. It is removable and reversible and probably would be even more fun if I had painted it with black chalkboard paint.
Ana put together easy to follow plans for this play market stand here. Down below are a few real life process photos if you prefer some visual details.
Be to construct the legs as mirror images so you have two opposites.
I highly suggest cutting a 7″ spacer to help with the placement of the bin dividers.
Thanks for joining me for this play stand build. Please leave any questions in the comments below and be sure to follow me on social media for sneak peeks, tools and project inspiration:
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