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Project by agibbs posted 01-25-2016 12:28 AM 2244 views 12 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a quick play kitchen I knocked together for my son. Nothing fancy since it’ll get beaten and broken (and that’s the point). The carcass is home center pine, the burners and handle bar are off cuts of oak stained black. The knobs are pre-made toy truck tires. The only concession to fancy joinery I made was the oven window, which is a panel slotted into the rails and stiles, which is sturdier, but more effort, than just screwing it on to the back. He’ll never notice, but I certainly will.

In terms of safety, I designed the handle so that it is in contact with the floor when the door is open, and put a friction stay so that the door opens slowly.

The oven rack is a steel cooling rack that I hacksawed down to size. It was refreshing and oddly liberating to make something about as far from fine furniture as it’s possible to get.





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ScottM

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#1 posted 01-25-2016 01:02 PM

Very nice. I made something similar when our oldest daughter was about 2. I “touched it up” a couple of years ago for her children. It’s still hanging on!! I’m sure yours will too and it will be a nice hand-me-down.

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#2 posted 01-25-2016 01:37 PM

Lucky kid, very nice kitchen toy.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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jeffswildwood

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#3 posted 01-25-2016 02:13 PM

I really like this. Good job! Should last for many years.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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Mammatus

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#4 posted 01-25-2016 02:31 PM

Love this:

“It was refreshing and oddly liberating to make something about as far from fine furniture as it’s possible to get.”

I’ve made a few projects for my kids with the same principle – it is indeed refreshing.

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#5 posted 01-25-2016 03:41 PM

This is so nice and the kids will love it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#6 posted 01-25-2016 03:54 PM

Nice job! Now for the fridge, sink, dishwasher, cabinets…..

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#7 posted 01-25-2016 04:57 PM

That’s definitely going to get a lot of use.

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#8 posted 01-25-2016 05:53 PM

Looks good. It has everything a kid needs.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#9 posted 01-25-2016 07:00 PM

Looks like fine furniture to me.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#10 posted 01-25-2016 08:27 PM

just too darn cute – so when do we show up for cookies ?

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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