|Project by bigbuddha||posted 10-22-2009 09:15 AM||3363 views||4 times favorited||13 comments|
This is the first project in 1.5 years since getting pregnant and having daughter. Hubby was nice enough to babysit after work and on weekends so I can crank this little play kitchen out for our nephew over the course of the last couple months!
I designed the kitchen around the IKEA trivet that is the oven rack. The oven has a little LED puck light so nephew can turn the oven light on or off. There is a stainless steel “sink” which is actually a bread pan from a kitchen supply store. I was trying to save time so I ended up using wooden toy wheels as part of the knobs. The stove top ranges are IKEA coasters. The faucet is my first attempt at bent lamination, I had to bandsaw out the pieces to about 1/16” thick and soak them before bending them into the form. Knobs were modeled after shop-made knobs for jigs :). All the knobs and faucet turn. I wanted to try a no VOC paint, so went with Mythic Paint, definitely takes some time to dry. It’s been over a week and the glossy paint is still a little bit tacky here and there. I was a little worried the gray would look too dark, but I think it makes the unit look more masculine for a little boy :). Hope my nephew likes playing with it! I’ll probably need to make another one when my daughter is a little older hehe. Lots of mistakes but hope he won’t notice. Good practice back into woodworking in the very little spare time we have.