Welcome to the first gift plan build project for the 2017 Handbuilt Holiday series. This first project is a sweet kids play kitchen that is so simple yet completely functional and a nice small size too.
A DIY tutorial to build a simple play kitchen. Make this kids kitchen with sink, oven and plenty of storages with free plans.
For all those new readers we are so happy to have you join us for the annual Handbuilt Holiday series. Ana White and I have been doing this series for 5 years now and we honestly never tire of making fun gift plans to share with you.
Today we have free plans for this kids play kitchen. It’s got everything a young chef could need:
- open shelving
And it’s compact size won’t overtake your family room but still gives kids a fun kitchen space to play.
Ana designed the plans very efficiently using one handy panel for the backing and 1×12 boards for the base cabinet. The entire project cost less than $70. I added all the little details using scrap pieces, use what you have to make it fun and playful for kids.
The sink is optional, I cut out a 8″ x 7″ rectangle in the top, secured 1×2 sides from below and a 1/4″ plywood base to the 1×2’s. The faucet is made from various dowels.
Ana has the plans here. Be sure to read through entirely before building. Also measure your handy panel width prior to making any cuts to be certain of the actual size.
I followed the plans and added the sink as described above.
To install the faucet use a forstner bit and make an 1/2″ deep inset hole. Apply wood glue, insert the faucet and secure using a 2″ countersunk wood screw from below.
To paint the backing I divided the width by 7 to get equal stripes. I suggest painting first and then attaching the open ledges. Use painters tape to ensure straight lines.
I used the following DecoArt Americana Outdoor Living paints:
I hope you have a certain young toddler person in your life who would enjoy a play kitchen. I had the most fun building this gift and I just love adding all the play food too.
Be sure to share your play kitchen and tag Ana and I if you do build it, we love seeing your creative ideas and modifications.
Come back every Friday when we share a new gift plans you might consider adding to your project list.
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