A lot of designers don't like to get their hands dirty, or they may feel they are above the grunt work. I kind of like it. I grew up doing grunt work and building things. It's those little creative side projects keep my creative juices flowing. Just for fun here are a few photos of a little summer lemonade stand I designed, built, and painted for my daughter and some friends. We put it across the street from our house (which is conveniently at the neighborhood pool) and she of course earned a return on the investment :)
A removable chalkboard sign (easy to raise their prices as the day gets hotter)
Who can resist the blue and yellow sign!
A natural wood, not painted, but "whitewashed" for that authentic look. (If you are not sure what that is, read Huckleberry Finn)