A sure sign of the times. It’s 2021 and we’re making a DIY kids espresso station. We definitely didn’t have this when I was a kid ;).
A DIY tutorial to build a kids espresso station. Make this kids size play barista counter complete with wood espresso machine.
Welcome to Week 5 of this year’s Handbuilt Holiday series! Ana White and I are here to share gift build ideas every Friday leading up to Christmas and this week’s project does not disappoint. Oh the cuteness has put me over the edge!!
Kids Espresso Counter
Let’s start them young learning how to operate an espresso machine with this fun play version. Because we all know when they get older they’re going to want lots of real espresso drinks.
Ana designed this wood espresso machine using off the shelf lumber sizes so it’s very simple to construct. I opted to run a router over the edges for that smooth curved look but you definitely don’t need to do that extra step.
What’s an espresso station without the signage? I used my scroll saw to cut out the letters but you can simply paint right onto the wood.
For this kids espresso station we were inspired by the Hearth and Hand Kids Barista Station from Target however it’s sold out. Why take chances waiting to see when it will come back in stock when you can build your own?
Ana has the build plans for this espresso station here. Be sure to check out some progress photos below if you’re a visual person.
Begin with the station body. This is a very simple box type construction.
Wait to attach the top until after the base is painted.
Thanks for joining me for this espresso station project. Please leave any questions in the comments below and be sure to follow me on social media for sneak peeks, tools and project inspiration: