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DIY Concession/candy Stand construction

post #1 of 57
Thread Starter 
Hey everybody,

I have been searching here and online for DIY concession/candy counter. One that can hold a popcorn machine on top (a counter) and candy on the inside for display. I have found a few pictures, but not much in the terms of construction or plans. I know this is an accessory; however, I am looking to build mine if possible and thought the construction thread would be best.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks
post #2 of 57
The easiest approach would be to assemble a concession stand from kitchen cabinet boxes. Use a couple of base cabinets and order doors with glass inserts for the display area. For safety reasons, make sure you get tempered glass. Add a counter top and you're done.

If you want to get a little fancier, order a shallow-depth cabinet for the display area and have a mirror cut to fit the back of the cabinet. Use glass shelves and glass doors. Add some rope lighting around the inside of the cabinet's face frame.

Adapting pre-made kitchen cabinets like this would be fairly easy and would give you a lot of options in terms of style and finishes.

Hope this helps. -- Paul
post #3 of 57
Check out the kitchen cabinets at IKEA. They are designed in a very modular manner so that you can create many configurations with some ingenuity. Very good price. Great quality for the price.
post #4 of 57
There was one issue of the now defunct "Home Theater Builder " Magazine. They had a DIY candy counter article that showed a step by step how to...
build from a kitchen cabinet bought from lowes...

if you cant find it PM me and i will see if i can copy and send it out to you

Max
post #5 of 57
If you can get your hands on a display case ( I got mine from a toy store closing ) you can box it out completely custom. you should be able to find one on e-bay, or if you see a store in your area going out of business. Have fun !

http://picasaweb.google.com/mahler00...71568622604290
post #6 of 57
I have an old copy of Home Theater Builder magazine that has a candy counter project in it. It's quite shop. If you're interested, I can try to dig it out this weekend and scan you a copy or something.
post #7 of 57
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by finishingtouchcu View Post

If you can get your hands on a display case ( I got mine from a toy store closing ) you can box it out completely custom. you should be able to find one on e-bay, or if you see a store in your area going out of business. Have fun !

http://picasaweb.google.com/mahler00...71568622604290

That's pretty slick what you did there. Thanks for the idea.
post #8 of 57
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Originally Posted by mn_hokie View Post

I have an old copy of Home Theater Builder magazine that has a candy counter project in it. It's quite shop. If you're interested, I can try to dig it out this weekend and scan you a copy or something.

Thanks for the offer. Max (couple threads above) is going to hook me up with a copy of the same article. If for whatever reason, the article does not come through, I might come back to you and take you up on the offer.

Thanks
post #9 of 57
Mn_hokie,

I'll take you up on that and I'm here in the cities.

Scott
post #10 of 57
Scotty. You got it. I'll try to dig it up this weekend and see if my wife can scan it for me at her office on Monday.
post #11 of 57
mn_hokie - If you get that scanned can ya help out a fellow Hokie and send me a copy too?

Thanks!
Craig
post #12 of 57
You bet!
post #13 of 57
Jason,
I'll PM you my email. I'd love to see your HT when your done. Are you in the Mpls Proper or suburb.
We're out in Mound.

Scott
post #14 of 57
Scotty,

Not TOO far from you - Maple Grove here.
post #15 of 57
Well then,
I'd like to see your theater when it's done. I can show you ours sometime, but it's nothin' special.

Scott
post #16 of 57
Hi guys, I was looking for info on building a concession counter for my theater, and found this discussion. If possible can you please forward a copy of article to me?
post #17 of 57
Hey guys,

Just wanted to let you know I haven't forgotten about everyone and the article. I just need to locate it I'll take another stab tonight after getting some insulation up in the theater.
post #18 of 57
Thanks!!
post #19 of 57
Yeah if possible can I also get that article? Thanks mn_hokie.
post #20 of 57
Something like this??





I just had another request for plans so maybe I can put some together for all if interested???
post #21 of 57
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Originally Posted by jikkjack View Post

Something like this??





I just had another request for plans so maybe I can put some together for all if interested???

(holding up hand)
Count me in!! I'd love a set of plans...
Tom
Best,
Chinaclipper
post #22 of 57
Same here. Count me in.
post #23 of 57
send me a pm if anyone would like a copy faxed to them ..
post #24 of 57
I would like the plans also count me in. Thanks
post #25 of 57
Thread Starter 
Hook us all up!

The more plans the better.
post #26 of 57
Guys. I am working on the detailed plans and hope to have them completed soon.

Jason
post #27 of 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by hlomax View Post

There was one issue of the now defunct "Home Theater Builder " Magazine. They had a DIY candy counter article that showed a step by step how to...
build from a kitchen cabinet bought from lowes...

if you cant find it PM me and i will see if i can copy and send it out to you

Max

I hope it is ok to load up pics of the article...

here is the article:



















post #28 of 57
Ok. Here you go. I put this together from memory and pictures so please be sure to validate my numbers as you go to ensure that I didn't make any mistakes or typo's.

Good luck and post pics if you construct a candy counter!!

JikkJack's Concession Counter Plans PDF
post #29 of 57
Dang.. All these are sweet.

I am very space limited on mine. But I am going to have to break down and do something a little better eventually and this thread is awesome.
post #30 of 57
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jikkjack View Post

Ok. Here you go. I put this together from memory and pictures so please be sure to validate my numbers as you go to ensure that I didn't make any mistakes or typo's.

Good luck and post pics if you construct a candy counter!!

JikkJack's Concession Counter Plans PDF

Fantastic! I want to thank you from all of us - this is very time consuming to put plans like this together and I surely appreciate your effort!
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