DIY Play Kitchen with Back Wall

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A new, easy to build play kitchen!  The kitchen is just 1x12 boards (the door too) and the back is an off the shelf 24" x 48" plywood panel, so no difficult cuts needed.

The shelving above is perfect for little play food items.  This one is sized for toddlers or small children.


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DIY Play Kitchen with Back Wall

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Dimensions shown above. Sized for smaller children.


Shopping List
  • 12 feet of 1x12
  • 8 feet of 1x3
  • 1 - 24" x 48" project panel, 3/4" thick (for the back)
  • knobs for oven
  • handle for oven
  • set of hinges for oven door and magnetic clasp


For fasteners, a Kreg Jig with 1-1/4" pocket holes, 2" self tapping wood screws (try SPAX screws) or 2" brad nails in an 18 guage nailer will all work, or a combination, depending on your tool set.

Common Materials
Cut List
  • 2 - 1x12 @ 20-1/4" (sides)
  • 1 - 1x12 @ 22-1/2" (bottom shelf)
  • 1 - 1x12 @ 24" (top)
  • 2 - 1x3 @ 22-1/2" (apron, base)
  • 1 - 1x12 @ 10-1/4" (shelf)
  • 1 - 1x12 @ 17" (divider)
  • 1 - 1x12 @ 14-1/4" (door)
  • 1 - 3/4" plywood 24" x 48" (back)
  • 2 - 1x3 @ 24" (shelves)
Tape Measure
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Circular Saw
Miter Saw
Power Sander


Step 1

Build the kitchen box with 1x12 boards.  The 1x12s can be attached with Kreg Jig (3/4" setting, 1-1/4" pocket hole screws) or 2" screws or 2" brad nails and wood glue.  

Step 2

Attach aprons to front of project.  Aprons can be attached with finish nails or pocket hole screws.

Step 3

Add the divider and shelf, using same method of attaching.

Step 4

Hinge the door into the opening leaving an even gap around all four sides.

Step 5

Step 6

Attach shelves with screws from back side and wood glue.