|Project by spunwood||posted 09-30-2010 05:52 PM||2454 views||10 times favorited||10 comments|
Beatrice’s Kitchen Set is all finished and I am proud of our work. The tongue oil & Mineral Spirits finish really brought out some deep tones in the pine.
If you look at the divider between the “sink” and the “stove” and between the “fridge” and “freezer” and at the bottom of the fridge, you can see some walnut left over from a woodworking class on dovetails. There was also enough walnut to make a little faucet. I used a grinder to shape the faucet and the knobs for the sink and stove top.
A dowel rod is holding the curtain (which has yet to be hemmed).
The weird picture of the ghost is showing off the great idea which a fellow at Lowes came up with in just a moment. I wanted the knobs to spin without the danger of coming off. He pointed out spacers which allowed me to use screws and just a dab of glue on the knob end for security. The spacers held the knob firmly and allowed me to tighten the screw almost all the way. The spacers are counter sunk and I also drilled a hole slightly bigger than the screw. It works like a charm.
The weather changed right as we finished this project and the doors became jammed, but it was as simple as freeing them and then using a hand plane to trim the edges.
We painted on burners and added a magnetic clasp to the inside of the stove door to prevent it from slamming down.
Hope the little girl likes it when she can start playing with it. Meanwhile, our three year old is excited to start cooking on “his” new toy.
Finally, all the trim was jigsawed by Stephanie, except the stove door which she allowed me to take a crack at and guided me through the sanding and fixing process (after I had it off center). You can tell the difference in the symmetry between that cut-out and the others, but I am getting there.
Oh, Stephanie wants to add that she really enjoyed applying pure tongue oil watered down with mineral spirits, and that she would have sanded all the pieces better, possibly even before we joined them.
-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν