Portable Play Kitchen

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Project by bigbuddha posted 968 days ago 2530 views 18 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thought I had more time but the month just crept up on me and friend’s kid’s birthday party the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Drafted it really quick on sketchup and then started work on it Friday/Saturday and finished it about 30 minutes before delivering it to friend Sunday morning.

Made out of pine I found at the Home Depot scrap bin for $1 a piece :). There were a few mistakes that I was able to hide (whew) blowing out the table top edge when I drilled the dowel holes because I didn’t measure the right edge. Didn’t help I also blew out a knob an hour before delivering it so that was a mad dash to chisel the dowel and glue the knob part back. After delivering it, I realized I had rushed it so much that I sandwiched the back splash and front apron against the table top…oops :(. Hope it doesn’t crack from wood movement, it’s not terribly wide.

Altogether, it was a cheap and fun and QUICK project. $3 for the 3 pieces of pine lumber, alder scraps for the burner tops, walnut scraps for the faucet/knobs. Bowl from local supermarket. Finish was WB poly.

-- helen

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#1 posted 968 days ago

this is WONDERFUL.
I never would have guessed it was a rush job.

Two thumbs up!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 968 days ago

Very creative! What a wonderful project… great job.

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#3 posted 968 days ago

Sweet. I like it.
My daughter wants so bad fo me to make one for the grandkids.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 967 days ago

That is really very beautiful kitchen.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 967 days ago

This looks great. I’m actually working on a play kitchen for my daughter. Hope it turns out this well ;)

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#6 posted 967 days ago

How cool is that:)
Very nice and inspiring.

-- ->Growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional-<

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#7 posted 967 days ago

Great job. Racing the clock? Looks like you took your time.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#8 posted 967 days ago

Thank you everyone for the kind words!! I still have to make one for my daughter who just turned 3!!

-- helen

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