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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.


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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
 

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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.
 

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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


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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.
 

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Originally Posted by finishingtouchcu /forum/post/13444836


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.
 

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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.


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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.
 

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You bet!
 

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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.


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Scotty,


Not TOO far from you - Maple Grove here.
 

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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?
 

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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.
 

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Something like this??






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