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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

DIY wood kitchen for under $100 - Oven/Stove

To make the stove for Lily's pretend kitchen, I started by taping off the area I wanted to be painted above the oven.  I painted the stovetop with black paint.

I took old CDs and super glued them 3 high for each burner.

 I used the CD spindle to help stack each CD exactly on top of the next one.

I then painted my burners black.

 bought oven knob replacements at my local hardware store.  The oven knobs came with a bunch of different adapters.  I chose the adapter with the smallest center hole to use for this project.   I then used a nail that had a head big enough it wouldn't go straight through the center hole on the adapter.  I made sure the nail was long enough to go into the desktop, but not too long to go straight through it.

I set the knobs where I wanted them to end up.  I used a level to make sure they were all in a straight line.  I marked the center of each knob using a pen.

I then put the nail through the adapter and nailed it into the desktop on the marks I had made.  Once the adapters were nailed in I pushed the knobs on, fitting them to the adapters.

I glued on the painted burners using wood glue.

For the oven I used the same tactic I used for the Microwave.  I cut a 6.25" by 8.25" rectangle in the oven door.  I then cut a 1/8" MDF board to be the same size as the door, and used a jigsaw to cut a 6" by 8" rectangle in the same place as the other piece of the door.  I glued the two pieces together using wood glue.  I spray painted the front an aluminum color and painted the back white.

I cut a 6.25" by 8.25" rectangle out of plexiglass and glued it in just like I had the microwave using a glue gun.  I then added cabinet hardware.

I added old racks I got from my local thrift store for the oven rack inside.  I also spray painted the drawer under the oven the same aluminum color.  I have the door swinging out not down because I was afraid if I did it down kids would step on it and break it.  I also installed a magnetic closure so it "clicks" when opened and closed.

For the tutorial on the kitchen click HERE
For the tutorial on the sink click HERE
For the tutorial on the dishwasher click HERE
For the tutorial on the microwave click HERE
For the tutorial on the accessories click HERE
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  1. Excellent work!! Thank you so much for posting the tutorials.

  2. Great job!! We, too, are making our daughter a play kitchen. I have been searching high and low for a way to attach the stove knobs that still allows them to turn. Does your method allow for them to turn?

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