Pretend Play Coffee Station with Espresso Machine

Submitted by Ana White on Fri, 11/12/2021 - 08:30
Difficulty
Intermediate
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Free project plans to build a pretend play Coffee stand with wood espresso machine toy. 
 

Built by Jaime Costiglio for Handbuilt Holiday 2021.

DIY kids espresso machine

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Pretend Play Espresso Cart Plans

We are so excited to bring you a new plan for a pretend play coffee cart - complete with an espresso machine made rom scrap wood!  It’s so darling, you’ll want this in your living room 

We’ve got the free plans following- bit first more photos and build details from Jaime Costigilio.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS OF THIS COFFEE CART

Dimensions
pretend play coffee cart dimensions
Pretend play Coffee cart dimensions in diagram

Preparation

Shopping List
  • 1 - 1x12 @ 10 feet long
  • 1 - 1x10 @ 2 feet long
  • 1 - 1x2 @ 4 feet long
  • 1 - 1x8 @ 4 feet long
  • 1 - 1x3 @ 2 feet long
  • 1 - 1x4 @ 1 foot long
  • 1 - 2" diameter dowel, 2 feet long
  • 1 - 3/4" diameter dowel, 12" long
  • 8 - 2" self tapping wood screws
  • 1-1/4" and 5/8" brad nails
  • wood glue
Cut List

Cart Cut List

  • 1 - 1x12 @ 25-1/2" - bottom
  • 2 - 1x12 @ 17-1/2" - sides
  • 1 - 1x10 @ 24"
  • 1 - 1x12 @ 24"
  • 1 - 1x2 @ 26-1/2"
  • 1 - 1x12 @ 32-1/2"
  • 4 - 2" dowels @ 3"

Espresso Machine Cut List

  • 2 - 1x8 @ 9-1/2"
  • 2 - 1x8 @ 12"
  • 1 - 1x2 @ 13-1/2"
  • 1 - 1x3 @ 12"
  • 1 - 1x4 @ 12"
  • 2 - 1x3 @ 3-1/2"
  • 2 - 1x2 @ 2"
  • 1 - 2" dowel @ 1-1/2" - espresso holder
  • 1 - 3/4" dowel @ 5" - handle
  • 2 - 2" dowels @ 1/2" - knobs on machine
  • 1 - 3/4" dowel @ 6" long - steam wand
Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Drill
Jigsaw
Miter Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander
General Instructions

You can also use screws to build the project - use 1-5/8" trim screws.

Instructions

Step 1

Attach legs to bottom shelf with screws.  Use screws about 2" long, two screws per leg.

Step 2

Attach sides to the bottom.

You can use nails and glue here as everything will be reinforced by the center panel.

Step 3

Attach center panel with nails and glue.

Step 4

Place shelf on top and attach with nails and glue.

Step 5

Attach top support piece with nails and glue.

Step 6

Attach top with nails and glue.

Step 7

Cut out the sides of the espresso machine with jigsaw.  Cut two identical. Sand smooth.

Step 8

Attach bottom with 1-1/4" brad nails and glue.

Step 9

Attach front with 1-1/4" brad nails and glue.

Step 10

1-1/4" brad nails and glue.

Step 11

1-1/4" brad nails and glue.

Step 12

1-1/4" brad nails and glue from all sides.

Step 13

Step 14

Dimensions for the toy espresso machine.

Project Type

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