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Project by bkhop posted 04-24-2008 04:29 AM 1164 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here’s a few snapshots of a recent project for my daughters. The kitchen (refrigerator, oven, sink/cabinet) are all made out of melamine. The drawers are birch ply. All the raw edges of the melamine were edged with mel. edgebanding. The refrigerator has Lexan shelves so the light goes through (just like a real one!) The doors on the ‘fridge are painted with magnetic paint so the refrigerator magnets stick (just like the real one!) The sink is a half-pan chafing dish and the spigot is from a camper trailer. The fun one to figure out was the stove-top grills… computer fan grills. The door on the oven is made so that when open, it lies flat – with the handle touching the floor. -That way when the kids stand on it (and they will) it won’t tip the oven over.

These pictures were taken before the final “clean-up” so some pics show pencil marks and in others you can see sawdust, etc. Anyway, you get the idea.

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 04-24-2008 04:40 AM

This is a wonderful play set. And you have designed in some important safety features with the oven because your are right about them standing on it.

Great post. Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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jjohn

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#2 posted 04-24-2008 04:43 AM

Some very lucky girls. Nicely done. Hours and hours of play time here.

-- JJohn

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Napaman

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#3 posted 04-24-2008 04:45 AM

very nice!!! some of these picts look like real appliances!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#4 posted 04-24-2008 05:22 AM

I see some great childhood memories in store!
Nice work.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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trifern

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#5 posted 04-24-2008 05:29 AM

Wow! I bet they will be cooking up something good.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Thomas Porter

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#6 posted 04-24-2008 06:07 AM

My wife has been begging me to build a set for the longest time. This is inspiration to do it. Nice job!

-- Thomas Porter, Phoenix, AZ, www.thomasporter.com

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woodup

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#7 posted 04-24-2008 06:11 AM

Brilliant! I got this project on the back burner myself. Nice design and great resourcefulness. Thanks for sharing.

-- Michael, Fort Worth, TX. "I wood if I could!"

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GaryK

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#8 posted 04-24-2008 07:39 AM

That is just fantastic! My daughter would love something like wheh she is older.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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pashley

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#9 posted 04-24-2008 01:58 PM

Very nice. Her daughter will probably use it someday too!

-- Have a blessed day! http://newmissionworkshop.com

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CharlieM1958

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#10 posted 04-24-2008 03:47 PM

Best looking play kitchen I’ve seen. Great job!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Scott Hildenbrand

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#11 posted 04-24-2008 04:56 PM

That’s a pretty snazzy kitchen… Does it come in stainless, too? ;)

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Bradford

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#12 posted 04-24-2008 05:11 PM

first class work. what kid wouldn’t want to play at that kitchen?

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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ND2ELK

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#13 posted 04-24-2008 06:49 PM

Outstanding job on kitchen set. I made a stove and sink unit for my daughter when she was little. Her daughter plays with it now. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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grovemadman

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#14 posted 04-24-2008 07:08 PM

That’s pretty awesome! You’re duaghters will love you forever.

-- --Chuck

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