Play Kitchen Stove and Sink with Running Water

Play kitchen DIY plans with real working sinking
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Free plans to build a play kitchen sink and stove with a real working sink!  This is an easy build project and makes the cutest little play set. Free step by step plans with diagrams from Ana-White.com

This easy to build play kitchen features a real working sink.  The free plans include step by step diagrams, shopping and cut lists, designed by Ana White.

play kitchen real working sink running water

play kitchen real working sink running water

Are you looking for a great pretend play toy set to inspire hours of device free play?  

For my four year old daughter, I build her a brand new kitchen set, styled after how real kitchen cabinets are built.

To make it extra special, I sized it to fit an inexpensive amazon ordered plastic working sink toy.

This play kitchen stove and sink set are beautiful enough to place in my kitchen, and fun enough for constant use. 

I spent about $100 on the set (I used leftover paint and had the knobs).

I'm so glad to be able to share these plans with you.

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Play Kitchen Stove and Sink with Running Water

Dimensions
play kitchen dimensions
sized for preschool age, dimensions shown in diagram

Preparation

Shopping List

SINK SHOPPING LIST

  • 1 - 1x12 @ 5 feet long
  • 1 - 1x4 @ 18" long
  • 1 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long
  • 1 - 1x10 @ 16-1/2" long (shelf)
  • 1 - 1x2 @ 5 feet long
  • 1/4" plywood, minimum size 18" x 19-1/4" plus scrap piece for door backs
  • Sink with running water, sized about 16" x 10-3/4", I used this one
  • 1-1/4" and 5/8" brad nails
  • wood glue
  • 1-1/4" pocket hole screws for building the doors and top
  • 4 surface mount hinges and 2 magnetic clasps

STOVE SHOPPING LIST

  • 1 - 1x12 @ 6 feet long
  • 1 - 1x4 @ 15"
  • 1- 1x3 @ 8 feet long
  • 1 - 1x10 @ 13-1/2" long (shelf)
  • 1 - 1x2 @ 15" long
  • 1/4" plywood, minimum size 15" x 19-1/4"
  • acrylic glass piece 9" x 11"
  • 1-1/4" and 5/8" brad nails
  • wood glue
  • 1-1/4" pocket hole screws for building doors
  • 2 surface mount hinges and 1 magnetic clasp
Cut List

SINK CUT LIST - Measure the sink dimensions first and adjust plans as needed to fit 

  • 2 - 1x12 @ 19-1/4" - sides
  • 1 - 1x12 @ 16-1/2" - bottom
  • 2 - 1x3 @ 16-1/2" - toekick and back top support
  • 1 - 1x4 @ 18" - front
  • 1 - 1x10 @ 16-1/2" - shelf
  • 1 - 1/4" plywood  @ 19-1/4" x 18" - back
  • 2 - 1x2 @ 18" - top front and back
  • 2 - 1x2 @ 9-3/4" - top sides

STOVE CUT LIST

  • 2 - 1x12 @ 19-1/4" - sides
  • 1 - 1x12 @ 13-1/2" - bottom
  • 2 - 1x3 @ 13-1/2" - toekick and back top support
  • 1 - 1x4 @ 15" - front
  • 1 - 1x10 @ 13-1/2" - shelf
  • 1 - 1/4" plywood  @ 19-1/4" x 15" - back
  • 1 - 1x2 @ 15" - top back
  • 1 - 1x12 @ 15" - top main
Cutting Instructions

Cut boards according to the cut list.

Use a compound miter saw for professional looking cuts.

For cutting the 1/4" plywood, a table saw is best but a circular saw can be used, with the plywood elevated up on foam or scrap wood blocks to prevent the circular saw from cutting the table - also make sure the wood is fully supported, even after the wood has been cut to prevent the saw blade from being pinched.

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Kreg Jig
Drill
Miter Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander

Instructions

Step 1

Attach the sides to the toekick with 1-1/4" brad nails and wood glue.

Step 2

Attach the front to the sides, flush on top and sides, with 1-1/4" brad nails and wood glue.

Step 3

Attach the bottom shelf to the sides and the toekick with 1-1/4" brad nails and wood glue.

Step 4

Attach the back top support to the back top corner with 1-1/4" brad nails and wood glue.

Also attach the 1x10 shelves inside, flush to the back, with 1-1/4" brad nails and wood glue.  I left about 6" space under the bottom shelf.

Step 5

Attach the back panel pieces with 5/8" brad nails and wood glue.

Step 6

For the sink, attach the frame with 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws.

Then attach the top pieces to the tops of the stove and sink with 1-1/4" brad nails and glue.

Step 7

For the doors, use 1x3s to make the frames.  Attach frames together with 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws (two per joint).  

Then attach 1/4" plywood to the back with 5/8" brad nails and wood glue. Plywood panels should be about 1" larger than the center opening, not the full size of the door back.

Attach the acrylic glass to the stove with suitable glue or predrill and use small hardware screws.

Attach with hinges on the sides and use magnetic clasps to keep closed.

Advanced users can use Concealed Hinges for Frameless Cabinets.

Add knobs and handles.  

The stove knobs are spaced 3" apart, starting from the center working outward.