Dec
14
2015
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Refrigerator
Project Details

We shared plans for the stove and oven, and today the refrigerator, yahoo! We are well on our way to a full functioning gourmet kitchen!

Don't forget to take lots of pictures as you build and share them in a showcase here on the site or post to social media using the hashtag #BuiltTDCTuff. Just be sure to tag me as well so I am sure to see your beautiful hard work!

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

Estimated Cost
$75-$125
Dimensions
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Refrigerator
Tools
Lumber

1 - 1x3 at 8'

2 sheets of 1/2" plywood or mdf

1/2 sheet of 1/4" plywood or luann

Materials
Cut List

4 - 1x3 at 17" - Kick Plate and Supports

3 - 1/4" Plywood or Luann at 18" x 1 1/2"  - Vent

2 - 1/4" Plywood or Luann at 13" x 2 1/2" - Door Trim

2 - 1/4" Plywood or Luann at 24 7/16" - Door Trim

2 - 1/2" Plywood or Mdf at 36 1/2" x 14 1/4" - Side Panels

3 - 1/2" Plywood or Mdf at 17" x 14 3/4" - Bottom and Shelves

1 - 1/2" Plywood or Mdf at 18" x 4 1/2" - Vent Board

1 - 1/2" Plywood or Mdf at 29 7/16" x 18" - Door

1 - 1/2" Plywood or Mdf at 17" x 36 1/2" - Back

1 - 1/2" Plywood or Mdf at 18" x 15" - Top

 

Instructions

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1

Cut your side panels to size and using a jig saw or circular saw (or plunge router or table saw) notch out a small rectangle in the lower corner of your panel. You will need two of these and they should mirror each other. If your plywood or mdf has a face side to it, you will want to pay attention to that so that you have the corner notched out of what will be the front facing section of your side panel.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Refrigerator
Step 2

Attach your kick plate, upper supports, and your lower back support using your Kreg Jig set for 1/2" material and your 1" pocket hole screws and glue. Place your pocket holes on the inside so they aren't seen, and set your kick plate to be flush with the front facing edge of your notch and it will sit inside of your side panels. The upper and lower back support will sit 1/2" back from the back edge.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Refrigerator
Step 3

Fasten your bottom in place using your nail gun and 1 1/4" brad nails or your countersink bit with 1 1/4" wood screws and glue. For the remaining two shelves set your Kreg Jig set for 1/2" material with your 1" pocket hole screws and glue. You can place the 2 upper shelves wherever you see fit, this will depend on how your kiddos want to arrange their fridge and the type of things they will put in it! Just keep in mind that the vent will hang down about 4 1/2" from the top so this will change how high the top shelf seems. I have put the shelves in place with some dimensions that will work, but feel free to change it if you like!

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Refrigerator
Step 4

Cut your vent board to size and fasten to the upper front support using your nail gun and 1" brad nails and glue. You can use 1" wood screws and your countersink bit or simply glue this in place if neither of the previous options work for you. This will sit flush with the top edge of your side panels. Then simply nail and glue the trim pieces directly over the top of the vent board.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Refrigerator
Step 5

Cut your door to size and simply glue on the trim in much the same way you did for the vent board. Hang your door as you would might for a simple cabinet door with your hinges along one side (right or left) and follow manufacturer instructions to do this. You should leave 1/8" between the vent and the top of the door for easy opening and closing.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Refrigerator
Step 6

Attach the back using 1" brad nails or 1" wood screws and glue.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Refrigerator
Step 7

Fasten the top in place using 1" brad nails or wood screws and glue.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Refrigerator
Step 9

Fasten the top in place using 1 1/4" brad nails and glue or 1 1/4" screws if necessary. The top will sit flush on all 4 sides.

Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

Kiddos 
Disclaimer

// Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you ONLY use 1 image and provide an ADEQUATE link back to the original source and appropriate plan! Plans from this page are not to be used for commercial purposes or republished without the express written consent of Rayan Turner, The Design Confidential. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this website as outlined under Terms of Use. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by The Design Confidential.com and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, personal injury or death, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of information or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. I hope to provide accurate plans, however, I cannot guarantee each plan for accuracy. Not every plan that I post has been built and tested, so you are building at your own risk. It is recommended that you have a clear understanding of how the project works before beginning any project. Please contact me if you find an error or inaccuracy so that I might fix it. The Design Confidential.com is inspired by but does not replicate exact designs, any similarities between these plans and items sold at specialty retailers is coincidential and not endorsed by or related to any said retailers. // Post May Contain Affiliate Links

Dec
07
2015
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Stove + Oven
Project Details

Weeee... I am a little late this year with our Handmade Holiday series of gifts, though I knocked out a few good hostess and adult gifts already - so, not all bad I guess. I will try to pump these out quickly in the midst of life, and birthdays... lots and lots of birthdays. Eek. And of course the holidays... which is precisely what you will want these for, no? Luckily this and the other pieces in this Chelsey Play Kitchen collection are easy builds! Seriously, like knock them out in an afternoon or so - easy. So let's get right to it!

Plans for the Chelsey Play Kitchen Refrigerator

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Stove + Oven

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

Dimensions
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Stove + Oven
Tools
Lumber

1 - 1x3 at 8'

2 sheets of 1/2" plywood or mdf

Materials
Cut List

4 - 1x3 at 17" - Kick Plate and Supports

2 - 1/2" Plywood or Mdf at 22 1/2" x 14 1/2" - Side Panels

1 - 1/2" Plywood or Mdf at 17" x 14 1/2" - Bottom

1 - 1/2" Plywood or Mdf at 17" x 14" - Shelf

1 - 1/2" Plywood or Mdf at 17" x 4" - Range Board

1 - 1/2" Plywood or Mdf at 16 3/4" x 15 1/4" - Door

1 - 1/2" Plywood or Mdf at 18" x 14 1/2" - Top

1 - 1/2" Plywood or Mdf at 18" x 26" - Back

Instructions

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1

Cut your side panels to size and using a jig saw or circular saw (or plunge router or table saw) notch out a small rectangle in the lower corner of your panel. You will need two of these and they should mirror eachother. If your plywood or mdf has a face side to it, you will want to pay attention to that so that you have the corner notched out of what will be the front facing section of your side panel.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Stove + Oven
Step 2

Attach your kick plate and upper front support using your Kreg Jig set for 1/2" material and your 1" pocket hole screws and glue. Place your pocket holes on the inside so they aren't seen, and set your kick plate to be flush with the front facing edge of your notch and will sit inside of your side panels. The upper support will sit 1/2" back from the front edge.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Stove + Oven
Step 3

Attach your back supports using your Kreg Jig set for 1/2" material and your 1" pocket hole screws and glue. Both supports will sit flush with the back edge of the side panels. You can place your pocket holes on the backside facing outward since they will be covered in a later step.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Stove + Oven
Step 4

Fasten your bottom in place using your nail gun and 1 1/4" brad nails or your countersink bit with 1 1/4" wood screws and glue.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Stove + Oven
Step 5

Cut your shelf to size and place pocket holes along the bottom of it. Use your Kreg Jig set for 1/2" material and your 1" pocket hole screws and glue to attach approximately 10 1/2" from the top edge of your side panels. This is a bit subjective so you can place this shelf anywhere it makes sense to you as long as it sits 1/2" back from the front edge of your side panels.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Stove + Oven
Step 6

Fasten the range board in place using your nail gun and 1" brad nails and glue. You can use 1" wood screws and your countersink bit or simply glue this in place if neither of the previous options work for you. This will sit flush with the top edge of your side panels.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Stove + Oven
Step 7

Cut your oven door to size and cut out the center opening. If you would like to attach acrylic to the inside of this, a thin panel that is slightly larger than the opening should work just fine and can be screwed in place using small picture frame screws or something no longer than 1/2". Hang your oven door as you would a cabinet door with your hinges along one side (right or left) and follow manufacturer instructions to do this. You should leave 1/8" all the way around for easy opening and closing.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Stove + Oven
Step 8

Fasten the top in place using 1 1/4" brad nails and glue or 1 1/4" screws if necessary. The top will sit flush on all 4 sides.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Stove + Oven
Step 9

Attach the back using 1 1/4" brad nails or 1 1/4" wood screws and glue.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Stove + Oven
Step 10

Now for the pretty stuff! Finish as desired and attach your burner knobs, grates and add your drawer pull and voila! donzo!

Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

Kiddos 
Disclaimer

// Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you ONLY use 1 image and provide an ADEQUATE link back to the original source and appropriate plan! Plans from this page are not to be used for commercial purposes or republished without the express written consent of Rayan Turner, The Design Confidential. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this website as outlined under Terms of Use. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by The Design Confidential.com and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, personal injury or death, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of information or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. I hope to provide accurate plans, however, I cannot guarantee each plan for accuracy. Not every plan that I post has been built and tested, so you are building at your own risk. It is recommended that you have a clear understanding of how the project works before beginning any project. Please contact me if you find an error or inaccuracy so that I might fix it. The Design Confidential.com is inspired by but does not replicate exact designs, any similarities between these plans and items sold at specialty retailers is coincidential and not endorsed by or related to any said retailers. // Post May Contain Affiliate Links

Oct
09
2015
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase // Pottery Barn Inspired Hudson Console With A Twist

I started out building this table as a birthday present for my wife. I ALMOST had it made in time for her birthday too until I had the idea to create a herringbone pattern on the table top. This is the love of my life were building this for, after all, and I wanted her to LOVE it. I used my biscuit jointer to create the pattern on the table top. This is a combination of pine and maple. Maple in the corners and pine as the slats. The rest of the table, with the exception of the drawer rails are all oak. I really like the way it turned out, and more importantly, so does my wife!

The Design Confidential Builders Showcase // Pottery Barn Inspired Hudson Console With A Twist
Estimated Cost 

400 USD

Length of Time 

50 hours

Modifications 

Herringbone pattern on the table top

Lumber Used 

Frame - oak

Table top - combination of oak, maple, and pine

Finishing Technique 

Verathane cognac topped with 2 coats of minwax satin

Sep
30
2015
Builders Showcase // Toscana Dining Room Table

Our first project. We decided to put 2x6 end pieces on the table top and we used metal piping for the support between the table legs.  

Builders Showcase // Toscana Dining Room Table
Builders Showcase // Toscana Dining Room Table
Aug
27
2015
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase // ManMade DIY Toscana Table
To Read More About This Build, Visit This Blog Post 
Estimated Cost 
Length of Time 
Modifications 
Lumber Used 
Finishing Technique 
Additional Project Details 
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase // ManMade DIY Toscana Table
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Aug
19
2015
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase // Chesapeake Daybed
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase // Chesapeake Daybed
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase // Chesapeake Daybed
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