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Well, my father has made me a few in the past, and the one below was made by a local carpenter. I don't know much about woodworking, but I've been PM'd about these stands so much that I'll give the dimensions and a few photos here for you to make your own.

My largest white 4 TIER BOXES CUPCAKE STAND, is made from hollow boxes of MDF (that's medium density fibreboard. It's not solid wood, or it would be very very heavy.) The dimensions of the one I have are as follows:

-top box is 6" x 6" x 6" tall
-2nd box is 12" x 12" x 6" tall
-3rd box is 24" x 24" x 6" tall
-4th box is 36" x 36" x 6" tall

They all fit together using wooden slats. BUT, they are great for smaller weddings/events because I don't have to use all 4 boxes. Sometimes I just use 3 or even 2 for really tiny parties. As is, using all 4 boxes, this stand is absolutely HUGE. It's 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide!!!

Using all 4 boxes, I can fit 144 of my large cupcakes in a neat display....or 140 cupcakes + a cake on top.

We painted the display using a non-toxic Ivory oil-based paint. (Ivory in case there is a tiny stain, easier to conceal than pure pure white. Oil-based paint is a must, as it's easier to wipe clean than latex.)
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Thanks so much, Helen!!! You are the best!!!
~Christy~
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Wow, this is incredible! Thanks for posting.
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Thanks Antonia!! Your cupcakes stands are beautiful. Did you paint the dark stripe around the middle or is that ribbon? Thanks again for sharing the instructions.

Cindy
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Thanks Antonia !!, even if it isn't ribbon, I think that would be a great idea that way you could change with the colors as needed.
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post #6 of 130
Another question for you, Helen! What about the round one, where did you find it?
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post #7 of 130
I love these stands. Such a great way to display cupcakes at a wedding or event, they look so elegant! Thanks for sharing Antonia74!
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That's real ribbon. You can change it to match each wedding's colours.

The round white 5-tier stand I have is from www.bossmanufacturing.com
$200 US$ or so
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Thank you so much! I had printed out your picture from the gallery and gave it to my husband with dimensions to make for me. I think you gave dimensions in one of your gallery comment responses. I don't know why I didn't think to PM you! This is so helpful, especially the picture of the slats that join the boxes. This should keep my hubby busy for awhile!
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Wow, Helen! This is great!! Thanks so much for sharing thumbs_up.gif This looks like something I could actually build myself...ok...with a little help from DH icon_lol.gificon_razz.gif Thanks again!! icon_biggrin.gif
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Thanks!! I love this...it'll be my project for the summer!
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Since I'm one of the people that PM's you ALL of the time, thanks for posting this (even though, I am one of the ones who asked you about this stand as well!!!).

So anyway, in the picture where we can see the underside of the box- what is the piece that is laying flat on the table?

TIA!
-Suz
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Thanks so much Helen! This will be cheaper than having to buy another one of those stands and it will look much better. Thanks again! icon_smile.gif

Love the ribbon idea! thumbs_up.gif
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Thanks so much Helen...you're the greatest thumbs_up.gif

What is used in the center of each box for support when stacking?
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