Simple Play Kitchen Stove

Submitted by Ana White on Wed, 11/18/2009 - 21:15
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This cute little stove is easy to make and will thrill little ones for years to come. Solid wood. Can also be used as a nightstand or a play dishwasher.

You will first need to construct a <a href="">sink from these plans.</a>  This plan is simply for a door to convert the sink to a stove.

20" high x 16" wide x 12" deep (same as stove)


Shopping List

In addition to the supplies you need for the sink, also pick up: 

  • 1x4 
  • 1x2 
  • 4 - 2" to 3" wooden discs (found at Joanns or Michaels for wooden wheels on toy trucks in the wood section) 
  • 1 - 10" bar pull 
  • 1 - 10 x 12 piece of plexiglass, used for picture frames (found at Home Depot and Lowes with the plexiglass sheets, should be under $1) 
  • 1 - set of self closing hinges (should be about $2 at Home Depot)
Common Materials
wood conditioner
paint brush
Cut List

2 - 1x2 @ 14" 

2 - 1x4 @ 12"
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Brad Nailer
Power Sander


Step 1

Build the sink.

Step 2

Use 2 1/2" nails to nail through the sides of the 1x2 into the edge of the 1x4, as shown above. Nail on all four sides. You can also use pocket hole screws (recommended) or carefully predrill a pilot hole with a countersink bit and attach. Not comfortable with that? A few cheap brackets could do the trick too.

Step 3

Drill a hole in the plexigalss where each screw will go to prevent the plexiglass from cracking. Then use 3/4" screws to screw the plexiglass to the door frame as shown above.

Many of our brilliant readers use mirror clips to hold the plexiglass in place.

Step 4

Add the handle as shown above. Be creative!

Step 5


Charlene (not verified)

Tue, 06/01/2010 - 06:29

Hi Ana! Your website is great! I am determined for my daughters to have a play kitchen of their own, but do not want to spend an arm and a leg for a quality one. Thanks for posting these plans. I noticed that in this post, you mentioned posting plans for a larger kitchen set, but I didn't see any while I was browsing through the list of posted plans. Have you just not gotten around to it? Thanks so much for all your time and effort! I love it!

Lomax Sawyer (not verified)

Thu, 10/21/2010 - 18:07

was wondering what the dimensions were for the sink , stove and refrigerator sets . thanks Lomax Sawyer

Kelly Ryan (not verified)

Thu, 10/28/2010 - 11:44

Just wanted to thank you so much for the plans. We are currently building this set for our daughter as a Christmas Present and it is adorable! We have come across one discrepancy in the plans though. For the cut list you have listed to use a 1x12 for the top, bottom, and shelf. This is fine for the sink but if you do this for the stove then your door won't be able to close. I'm guessing the shelf should read as a 1x10? We're just planning on cutting it down about a inch or so to accommodate the door. But hopefully this will save someone else that extra step:) Thanks again...I'm already looking forward to starting some more projects once this one is finished.

kelley (not verified)

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 07:05

I had the same problem with the shelf for the stove. Thankfully I thought about it before nailing it into the frame.

Build your tod… (not verified)

Thu, 12/09/2010 - 00:32

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