My three-year-old daughter likes to help my wife and I cook in the kitchen. It’s nice that she wants to help but isn’t a lot that she can usually do that is both safe and/or unlikely to ruin the meal. Sometimes she decides to try and start meals without us, let me tell you. Toys + flour + eggs don’t mix will well and are quite the pain to clean. I decided that maybe she needed something else to keep her busy while we cook so I set about designing and building her a kitchen of her own.
It still isn’t quite finished, it is missing the doors and drawers, but as soon as she saw that I was installing the oven and faucet controls she wanted to know when it could come into “her” house.
The kitchen is made of 5/8” Baltic Birch ply and has burners made from Poplar, oven knobs made from scrap Ash, faucet knobs from Paduk and a faucet from hard Maple and Cocobolo.
And since I’m an Earth scientist, I couldn’t help but adding a T-Rex inspired support to the shelf.