Simple Play Kitchen French Door Fridge

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Build a play kitchen fridge with french doors.  All 1x construction - just cut boards and screw or nail together.  Free step by step plans from

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Photo Kirsten Wright Crafting Chicks

We love that this little play kitchen fridge has lots of shelves for storing all the play food and pots and pans.





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Dimensions shown above.


Shopping List

• 1 - 1x12 @ 10 feet long

• 1 - 1x10 @ 4 feet long

• 1 - 1x2 @ 15” long

• 1 - 1x8 @ 6 feet long

• 1 - 1/4 sheet of 1/4” thick plywood or beadboard

• 1 1/4” pocket hole screws OR 2” self tapping screws

• 1 1/4” brad nails

Cut List

• 2 - 1x12 @ 35 1/4” (sides)

• 1 - 1x12 @ 15” (bottom shelf)

• 1 - 1x12 @ 16 1/2” (top)

• 1 - 1x2 @ 15” (bottom footer)

• 3 - 1x10 @ 15” (shelves)

• 1 - 1/4” plywood or beadboard 16 1/2” x 36”

• 2 - 1x8 @ 32 3/4” (doors)

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Circular Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander
Drill Bit Set
General Instructions

This plan can be built with different methods.

  • You can use 1-1/4" brad nails to assemble - just don't forget the glue and make sure you add the back with glue and 3/4" brad nails
  • You can use 2" self tapping wood screws like these and nail the back on
  • Or you can use pocket holes as outlined in the plans


Step 1

Bottom Shelf

Measure up 1 1/2” on each bottom inside of sides and mark. Either drill 3/4” pocket holes on both ends of bottom shelf or predrill pilot holes for trim screws in sides. Attach with screws and glue.

Step 2


Attach top with 2” trim screws countersunk or 3/4” pocket holes and 1 1/4” pocket hole screws. All outside edges are flush.

Step 3


Apply glue to top and end edges of footer. Position at bottom of project, and attach with 1 1/4” finish nails. You can also attach with countersunk screws or pocket hole screws.

Step 4


Shelves are all installed flush to back, and can be placed at any height. In this plan, the shelves are 7 1/4” spaced so you can use the doors as spacers for attaching. Just attach with glue and screws or finish nails.

Step 5


Attach back with 3/4" brad nails and glue.

Step 6


Finally, attach doors to cabinet with narrow profile butt hinges, with hinges installed in gap between door and cabinet. Keep a 1/8” gap on top and bottom of doors. Install stop or magnetic clasp at top or bottom to keep doors shut when closed.

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth.

It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.



Thu, 02/27/2014 - 08:55

Hey Ana , I love your woodwork , kitchen fridge look cute , it is your great idea ,I think it is better put 4 wheel , easy to move , anyway, nice sharing Ana ...