LumberJocks

Toys #1: Dinosaur Motif Kitchen

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by olivine posted 1010 days ago 847 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Toys series no next part

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.

Cheers,
Derrick



4 comments so far

View Woodbutchery's profile

Woodbutchery

268 posts in 2185 days


#1 posted 1010 days ago

that is fantastic! What a great way to involve the child and give her the sense of purpose and playall at the same time. in the T Rex supports… Fantastic! Great build and thanks for sharing it.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

View Eagle1's profile

Eagle1

2065 posts in 1663 days


#2 posted 1010 days ago

Great job. I’m sure she will use it alot. I like the way she is using a oven mit thats cute.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

View Brian Shourd's profile

Brian Shourd

106 posts in 1192 days


#3 posted 1009 days ago

Wow, that is adorable! I’m sure that she will love this toy for a long time. And you did a fantastic job on the build, too. Thanks for sharing.

-- Brian

View greg48's profile

greg48

270 posts in 1356 days


#4 posted 1009 days ago

Bravo Dad!!

-- Greg, No. Cal.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase