Play Kitchen

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Project by johnstoneb posted 06-20-2014 12:07 AM 1433 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Daughter-in-Law made the comment that she sure hoped Mason(my Grandson) would hurry and get tired of his play kitchen so Emma could have it. Knowing that my gradson was not going to get tired of it for quite awhile. I got online found a toy kitchen that had the overall dimensions listedI printed the picture off and got on Sketchup. This is the first project that I actually designed all the way with Sketchup(took me about a week off and on). I then went to work cutting it out of 1/2” Baltic birch, found some decals online, got a dog dish from Petsmart and the cheapest faucet I could find at a plumbing supply house $8.00 and put things together.

It seems the client is very happy with her kitchen. She has lots of doors to open and close. The doors in Mom and Dad’s kitchen won’t open for her.

To keep Mom, Dad and other grandparents from buying something before I finished this. I had my daughter call them and say Mason was getting tired of his play kitchen and if they wanted it they would bring it down later this summer. They bought it hook line and sinker. The first word out of my son when I delivered this were. Lisa is bringing her down this summer. My answer was who do you think had Lisa call?

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#1 posted 06-20-2014 01:07 AM

Great job grandfather!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 06-20-2014 08:21 PM

Nice job, looks very well built. Lucky Grandkids!

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#3 posted 06-21-2014 12:17 AM

I made a play kitchen some 40 years ago for my daughter who now has two kids of her own. I used red Plexiglas for the burners with a 6 volt bulb underneath (I would have used LEDs today) and a lantern battery. She could make the burners just barely light up to full bright with a little control circuit and knob. It had a square cake pan for a sink a spigot and hot/cold knobs but no water. I covered the entire kitchen with Formica because a local counter top maker sold scrap pieces for 10 cent a square foot.
When she outgrew it I gave to one of the girls at work as she had two little girls that fell in love with it too.

I think that you granddaughter will be very happy with her new kitchen because you did an outstanding job!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#4 posted 06-22-2014 03:48 PM

That is the most awesome kitchen ever. You’re very talented. Love the appliances too, looks like you made them as well?

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#5 posted 06-23-2014 02:57 PM

Fantastic job Bruce, I know Emma thinks her grandpa is the greatest on earth.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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