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!
As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase on the site or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest. If you are a blogger and you post about your build, don’t forget to include a link to your post on your showcase here. Don’t forget… for all of our newer plans, clicking on the images will let them expand to enormous sizes with much greater clarity. The older plans may need updating so please let us know if you need one fixed!
- 1 – 1×3 at 8′
- 2 sheets of 1/2″ plywood or mdf
- 1″ Pocket Hole Screws
- Pocket Hole Plugs – Paint Grade, Pine, Oak – optional
- 1-1/4″ Brad Nails or or 1 ¼” Wood Screws
- 1″ Brad Nails or 1″ Wood Screws
- 2 – small hinges
- 1 – Drawer Pull
- Range Knobs
- Burner Grates – like this or this – they should be small and in a style you like
- Countersink Drill Bit
- Pocket Hole Plugs – Paint Grade, Pine, Oak – optional
- Safety Gear
- Edge Banding – optional
- Wood Filler
- Wood Glue
- Sanding Supplies
- Paste Wax
- Finishing Supplies
- 4 – 1×3 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Attach the back using 1 1/4″ brad nails or 1 1/4″ wood screws and glue.
Now for the pretty stuff! Finish as desired and attach your burner knobs, grates and add your drawer pull and voila! donzo!
Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School