Step 5: Paint the parts and make the sign

Paint the parts and make the sign
Photo: Wendell T. Webber
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Prime the wood with latex primer on all the sides and edges. Allow the primer to dry completely. Using exterior paint, finish the stand in your favorite colors. While the paint dries, make a sign by drawing the letters L-E-M-O-N-A-D-E on individual cards with colorful markers.

To parents: Speed the drying process by placing the pieces on sawhorses in the sun or setting up a drying station with fans in the garage.
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    Tools List

    • 30-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • combination square
      Combination square
    • hand clamps
      Spring clamps
    • drill
      Drill/driver fitted with -inch bit
    • jigsaw
      Jigsaw
    • random orbit sander
      Random-orbit sander
    • paintroller
      Paintbrush and roller
    • safety glasses
      Safety glasses
    • straightedge guide
      Straightedge

    Shopping List

    1. 4-by-8-foot sheet of ½-inch birch veneer plywood

    2. Two 5-foot lengths of ¾-inch PVC pipe

    3. Two ¾-inch PVC end caps

    4. 120-grit sandpaper

    5. Latex primer6. Exterior latex paint

    7. Colored markers

    8. Card stock

    9. Velcro tape

    10. String

    11. Clothespins