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Project by BoerneDude posted 535 days ago 1811 views 16 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The story of how I discovered the LumberJocks site. My oldest daughter sent me a link to a blog where a couple had repurposed an old entertainment center into a play kitchen for their daughter. She wanted me to do something similar for her daughter. I preferred to attempt to build one from scratch. Searched the web for ideas and came across Spunwood’s post on this site. Here is a link to it http://lumberjocks.com/projects/37901. I made some slight mods. My other daughter has 3 little girls so I knew there was no way to get away with building just one. This is the only pic that I could find and does not include the 5 wooden knobs that were added to each. I let the girls decide how they wanted me to finish them. One decided on pink and white paint, the other wanted a walnut colored stain. I built these two years ago and the kiddos still play with them regularly. Thanks goes out to Spunwood for posting his project.

-- "My 6 grandkids call me Dude"





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redsox9

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#1 posted 535 days ago

Beautiful job, Dude! Thanks for sharing.

-- Jeff, North Andover, MA

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#2 posted 535 days ago

Nice work. What are the dimensions of these?

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BoerneDude

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#3 posted 535 days ago

Thank you. Marcus, if I remember correctly, they are about 42”Wx36”Hx18”D. Used a dog bowl for the sinks and painted on the burners.

-- "My 6 grandkids call me Dude"

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#4 posted 535 days ago

Those are great projects to share with your |Granddaughters
It would be nice to see how they finished them.
Can you add pictures of them?
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 535 days ago

Nice idea. They’ll get lot’s of use out of it I’m sure.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#6 posted 535 days ago

These are great super job.

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#7 posted 535 days ago

Your granddaughter is one lucky little girl. The kitchen looks wonderful and am not surprised they love playing with it. Nice storage for toys as well. Nice job.

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#8 posted 535 days ago

Excellent work, my friend. Should keep your granddaughters entertained for years. God Bless.

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin http://www.bgwconstructionllc.com/

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Kevin

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#9 posted 535 days ago

Those look great.

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BoerneDude

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#10 posted 535 days ago

Thanks, I found a couple of pics that show the different finishes.

-- "My 6 grandkids call me Dude"

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#11 posted 535 days ago

Great job GranPa!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#12 posted 535 days ago

excellent job!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#13 posted 534 days ago

i cant wait to make one of these for a kid of mine or someone elses kids

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#14 posted 534 days ago

Real nice I did a similar one for my grand daughter. Mine was almost identical less the refrigerator. My wife found plastic bowls for the sink at the local dollar store. I am sure the kids will love it, our grand daughter has had hers since Christmas 2011 and still plays with it daily. I bet you will get requests from from other parents to build more of them, I did but time did not allow me to do them.

-- A tube of calk and a gallon of paint will make a carpenter what he ain't

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LaughingMoose

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#15 posted 534 days ago

Beautiful job!
Wish I’d seen it before my GD was too old for it.
Maybe it’s just me, but the TV placement bothers me a little.

-- “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.” ― Ronald Reagan

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