My Nieces Play Kitchen

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Project by Drifter posted 06-29-2012 05:24 AM 2205 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a really fun project and well worth the effort to see the look on her face!

Two years ago my brother and sister in law wanted to build a kitchen set for their daughter as a gift. They had found several designs and pictures online so we used some of the ideas to come up with a set of drawings of our own. My sister-in-law had specific ideas about color – gotta love the hot pink fridge! – and design as well as hardware and finish so we accommodated those features in the finished products. The faucet was a throw away that replaced the original much lower profile one – a great design improvement as it looks much better with the farmer sink.

We didn’t want the pieces to easily moved or tipped over by little hands so we used 3/4” plywood for the carcasses and most of the construction. The design pictures are fairly accurate with the exception of some construction methods. For example, we used dado construction on the backs to further stiffen the boxes and something that is not pictured is the bondo or body filler we used to cover and blend the brads. Regular wood fillers work fine for little flaws, but bondo goes on and sands very smooth as long as it will be a painted surface and not stained as you can image.

All in all it was a great build and something I would do again – even if it was a little different. But what fun is any project when you don’t learn a little something new!

-- - It's not worth doing if your not willing to do your best.

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#1 posted 06-29-2012 07:36 AM

Totally cool. Uncle of the Year, hands down.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#2 posted 06-29-2012 12:15 PM

What’s for supper? You just can’t put a price tag on creations like this…..great job.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#3 posted 06-29-2012 08:08 PM

Thats awesome!

-- Chris G. ; Los Angeles, CA

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#4 posted 06-29-2012 08:14 PM

looks great!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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