Play kitchen

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Project by brg posted 03-31-2013 12:53 AM 1320 views 10 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made out of plywood:
- 9mm (3/8”) carcass
- 6mm (1/4”) shelves
- 12mm (1/2”) back and side walls
- 15mm (5/8”) top
The doors and oven are connected with regular 35mm cabinet hinges as I knew that there will be a lot of stress to those doors when kids are playing. The downside is that now the doors are not that easy to open (due to the spring in the hinge).

It started as a “quick weekend project” in last March, but after three long days I only got most of the pieces cut out with some routed dados for shelves, holes for dowels. Also got the doors glued up. After that the project was to drag on for the summer.

In autumn I restarted – prefinished the doors and sides, glued up the shelves and carcass, made the kitchen hood and all the knobs. As a penalty for doing this project that long I decided to add some extra features: added some led lights inside the oven and under the kitchen hood. And also added 2 old PC coolers into oven and into hood to make some noise and blow some air. They are running on 9V adapter and can be turned on/off by the buttons on the front panels of kitchen hood and stove. I believe that it all took around 60-80 hours to build.

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#1 posted 03-31-2013 12:59 AM

Nice, I made a shuttle for my kids, same idea weekend project turned into a month. The lights and fans are a good idea for details. Nice work.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 03-31-2013 02:34 AM

There are going to be some very happy children who get to play with that outfit, great job, really beautiful.

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#3 posted 03-31-2013 02:17 PM

Great job thank you for sharing this project.

-- Todd

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#4 posted 03-31-2013 02:34 PM

This is a great project for your children. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 03-31-2013 11:52 PM

Bet the kids love it!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 04-01-2013 11:24 AM

Other than the range hood not being properly vented to the outside, it’s awesome.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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