play stove with lights

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Project by Carol posted 04-28-2021 07:05 PM 775 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

continuing the play kitchen build

little stove is SO cool lol

again built with 1/2” birch plywood and 1-by carolina white pine. inset oven door with mini 26mm euro hinges. inset drawer below with full extension slides.

the oven door is a traditional 5-piece door, except the panel is lexan and not wood.

figuring out how to wire the “induction cooktop” took me awhile. each burner has its own switch controlling five 1.8mm red led lights. the oven has six 3mm red leds that are fed through the bottom of the oven so they’re hidden by the drawer. the oven also has its own switch controlling the lights. all wires ultimately hook up to a single power source on the back. i can control all the switches and lights with either two aa batteries in a pack screwed to the cabinet back, or i can swap out the battery pack for a usb cable and plug that in to a simple 1-amp phone charger (or a portable power bank).

again, my thanks to the folks at for helping me figure out how to wire and control all those lights and switches.

the tiny little clock embedded in the “backsplash”, i think, looks really cute. little hands can’t pry it out but mom or dad can pop it out to change the time or replace the battery.

on to the frig!

-- Carol

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#1 posted 04-28-2021 07:50 PM

This is soooooo cool. I wish I had a woodworking mom.

-- "wood" and "good" rhyme, but not "food"

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#2 posted 04-28-2021 09:50 PM

That is awesome and will make a small cook very happy! I can only imagine if I had that when I was small.

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#3 posted 04-29-2021 12:04 AM

That’s really great.

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#4 posted 04-29-2021 12:45 AM

Nicely done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 04-29-2021 12:47 AM

I was expecting just a box with some knobs, but this is an entire play kitchen. It looks like a real kitchen. Hope you plugged the sink drain! LOL

Really outstanding and excellent work. That kitchen is what memories are made from.

It needs a sign: __’s kitchen!

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#6 posted 04-29-2021 01:45 AM

Very cute!

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#7 posted 04-29-2021 02:08 PM

Hey….......this play kitchen has more counter space than my real kitchen.
Very clever. 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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#8 posted 04-29-2021 03:53 PM

Fantastic work! Your kids will have the coolest play kitchen in the neighborhood/city/state/country.

-- Ron Stewart

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#9 posted 04-29-2021 05:44 PM

THE LIGHTS is what puts this small kitchen over the top GREAT JOB :<)))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#10 posted 04-30-2021 05:02 AM


That looks like it could end up being a $40,000 kitchen! Such an exquisite kitchen should excite the little one into loving to cook.


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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