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Forum topic by macin posted 10-05-2011 06:57 PM 1444 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-05-2011 06:57 PM

Topic tags/keywords: kid play kitchen

I´m going to build a play kitchen for my son who is 3 years old. I like the design of DUKTIG kitchen from IKEA

DUKTIG minikök – mini kitchen

DUKTIG Överdel till minikök – Top section for mini-kitchen

My idea is to build a kitchen with a sink, oven, microwave, fridge and perhaps washing machine.

I was thinking if should build all in one or not ? I think the kids like very much to open and close the doors.

What kind of hinges did you use ?

Did you use magnetic locking mechanism ?

Did you build the sink from plywood ? Have been looking for a bowl but have not found one :-(

What measure was your kitchen ? Hight ? Was it adjustable to use when the kid gets older ?

Regards for Scandinavia

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#1 posted 10-05-2011 10:29 PM

I haven’t built one yet, but it is something I would like to do.
I would build seperate units, that way you can rearragne the kitchen from time to time.
I would reccomend that you find the accessory pieces (like the bowl, sink hardware, stove pieces, playfood, pans…) before you start building. If you have the unit built you will never find the right size pieces and you will wish it was just a bit bigger.

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#2 posted 10-06-2011 12:39 AM

I was also thinking of that option to build seperate units, I have been looking items for sale on the internet.

Maybe I´ll copy the IKEA unit and then have a seperate fridge and washing mashine.

I have already bought a wooden grocery store from Toys´rus on a sale, got it for 25% off full price and some pots and pans and also some playfood. I´m also thinking of make some “wooden” food as cakes, pizza slices etc.øbmandsbutik.aspx?id=618932

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