DIY Play Kitchen with Back Wall

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Build this cute play kitchen!  Free DIY plans by

Jaime Costiglio and I are so excited to debut the very first of this year's Handbuilt Holiday gift plans with you today!

For those of you new here, for the past five years, Jaime Costigio and I have teamed up in the weeks leading up to Christmas to get you brand new giftable plans.  You can check out all the past plans here.

So here goes our first project of 2017 for Handbuilt Holidays -

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.

For lots more adorable photos, take a second to visit Jaime Costiglio and thank her for her hard work on getting these free plans out to you.

Enjoy the free plans following!

XO Ana







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.