Toy Kitchens

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Project by BoerneDude posted 01-24-2013 03:18 PM 2070 views 18 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 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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#1 posted 01-24-2013 03:25 PM

Beautiful job, Dude! Thanks for sharing.

-- Jeff, North Andover, MA

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#2 posted 01-24-2013 03:44 PM

Nice work. What are the dimensions of these?

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#3 posted 01-24-2013 04:02 PM

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 01-24-2013 04:11 PM

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?

-- 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 01-24-2013 04:44 PM

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 01-24-2013 05:04 PM

These are great super job.

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#7 posted 01-24-2013 05:25 PM

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 01-24-2013 06:33 PM

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

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin

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#9 posted 01-24-2013 06:42 PM

Those look great.

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#10 posted 01-24-2013 07:46 PM

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

-- "My 6 grandkids call me Dude"

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#11 posted 01-24-2013 08:29 PM

Great job GranPa!

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#12 posted 01-24-2013 10:47 PM

excellent job!!!

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#13 posted 01-25-2013 12:49 AM

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 01-25-2013 12:27 PM

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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#15 posted 01-25-2013 02:52 PM

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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