Simple Play Kitchen Stove
This cute little stove is easy to make and will thrill little ones for years to come. Solid wood. Can also be used as a nightstand or a play dishwasher.
In addition to the supplies you need for the sink, also pick up:
- 4 - 2" to 3" wooden discs (found at Joanns or Michaels for wooden wheels on toy trucks in the wood section)
- 1 - 10" bar pull
- 1 - 10 x 12 piece of plexiglass, used for picture frames (found at Home Depot and Lowes with the plexiglass sheets, should be under $1)
- 1 - set of self closing hinges (should be about $2 at Home Depot)
2 - 1x2 @ 14"
Build the sink.
Use 2 1/2" nails to nail through the sides of the 1x2 into the edge of the 1x4, as shown above. Nail on all four sides. You can also use pocket hole screws (recommended) or carefully predrill a pilot hole with a countersink bit and attach. Not comfortable with that? A few cheap brackets could do the trick too.
Drill a hole in the plexigalss where each screw will go to prevent the plexiglass from cracking. Then use 3/4" screws to screw the plexiglass to the door frame as shown above.
Many of our brilliant readers use mirror clips to hold the plexiglass in place.
Add the handle as shown above. Be creative!
Put the hinges on the door and attach to the stove. Add the nobs to the face. Leave the knob screws slightly loose so the knobs will turn. Paint burners on the top of the stove. Be creative! Add a clock, bar pull on the side for towel hangers, a dish hutch from the scraps (as shown in the photos), or paint it different colors - YOU are the designer!