This cute play stove is a tad bigger and a ton fancier - just what your little one's need to pretend to be you! Have fun making this stove - it's all in the details!
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1 - 1x12 @ 8 feet long 1 - 1x10 @ 2 feet long 1 - 1x8 @ 2 feet long 1 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long 1 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long You will also need a scrap of plywood for the back, a set of self closing hinges, nails, glue, handle, a piece of plexiglass (9"x18") and your creative spark!
Cut List for the Frame (Does not include the decorative accessories) A) 2 - 1x12 @ 19 1/4" (Sides, Cut Out Legs) B) 1 - 1x12 @ 19 1/2" (Bottom Shelf) C) 1 - 1x10 @ 19 1/2" (Middle Shelf) D) 1 - 1x2 @ 19 1/2" (Top Trim) E) 1 - 1/4" to 1/2" piece of plywood for the back cut at 21" wide x 16" tall (I used scrap beadboard pieces) F) 1 - 1x8 @ 22" (Back Splash, Cut Out Top) G) 1 - 1x12 @ 22" (Stove Top) Cut List for the Door (Does not include the handle) H) 2 - 1x2 @ 12 1/2 (Stiles) I) 2 - 1x3 @ 16 1/4" (Rails)
The success of this project greatly depends on good jigsaw cuts. Practice cuts first and use precut scraps as patterns so all of your cuts match.
Start off by cutting the foot of the piece. Draw out the above pattern on each of pieces A. Make sure the two cuttout patterns are exactly the same. Use a protractor or a large round object to trace out your arc. You can cut one foot, and then trace the competed foot to transfer the pattern to the other foot. I use a jigsaw to cut out the foot.
Start by adding the plywood to the back of the stove. Make sure you check for square at this point. If you do not know how to check for square, go here and I will show you. When the stove is squared up, glue and nail with 1 1/2" nails through the back of the plywood into the sides and shelves. Leave a 1" lip at the top of the stove. The bottom edge of the plywood will be flush with the bottom shelf of the stove. Then add the completed countertop/backsplash piece (not shown above) to the stove. There will be a 3/4" overhang on the front and a 1/2" overhand on either side.
4 - 4" discs cut from plywood as the burners.
1/2 pieces of 1x12 glued to the top for the grate
2" Wooden wheels for the nobs with a piece of plywood glued to the face (I did not screw this in all the way to allow the knobs to turn.
Another wooden disc and wooden numbers for the clock
A 1/2" wooden dowel and pieces of 1x2s drilled out for the dowel as the oven handle
You know your child better than anyone, and I hope you will customize this stove for your child's taste and needs. Happy cooking!