Simple Play Kitchen Narrow Fridge

Submitted by Ana White on Fri, 11/05/2010 - 06:32
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This smaller, narrower fridge features a freezer and fridge compartment. 

Works with our Simple Play Kitchen Sink and Stove Plans.

play kitchen narrow fridge

Photo by In Between Chaos modified with a bottom mount freezer

childrens kitchen fridge plans
Play kitchen dimensions shown in diagram


Shopping List
  • 12 feet of 1x12 board
  • 1 - 1x10 @ 12" long
  • 1 - 1x2 @ 2 feet long
  • 1/4" plywood @ 12" x 36"
  • 2 sets of hinges
  • 2 magnetic clasps
  • handles
Cut List

2 - 1x12 @ 36" (Sides)

2 - 1x2 @ 11-1/2" (Bottom Trim)

3 - 1x12 @ 11 1/2" (Tops/Bottoms)

1 - 1x10 @ 11 1/2" (Fridge Shelf)

1 - 1/4" Plywood @ 13" x 36" (Back)

1 - 1x12 @ 12" (Freezer Door) - may need to trim to fit

1 - 1x12 @ 20 1/4" (Fridge Door) - may need to trim to fit

Cutting Instructions


Step 1

Simply build the box as shown above. I use finish nails and a pneumatic nailer, and of course, glue, and Grace’s kitchen is still going just as strong as every. In fact, it’s now in her playhouse.

Step 2

Now add the back. Nail into the shelves too. You can use shorter nails on the back, for example, 1 1/4″ ones.

Step 3

And add the doors. I love euro style inset hinges (also work for full overlay doors) like these for concealed, easy to mount and inexpensive hinges.


Sara (not verified)

Fri, 11/05/2010 - 06:50

Oh wow!! Super inspiration for my half finsihed kitchen in the garage. I'm thinking I might keep my first fridge for a "pantry" to store all of those kitchen items in and make throw together a smaller fridge. Are there any plans for little dining tables with chairs. I was thinking of attempting a "mini farmhouse table" design so it will look neat next to the big one I hope to build after we move. Oh my. Looks like my weekend just got busy!! Thanks for the pics and the new plans, looking forward to everything else you have up your sleeve for Christmas. This year is our first "handmade" Christmas and I'm LOVING it!!

Jeanne (not verified)

Fri, 11/05/2010 - 07:02

I really want a mantel on my fireplace upstairs but I don't know how hard it would be to attatch it to brick. It's quite wide. It's very 70's so I want to faux paint the brick so it isn't off white for something that looks more natural, but I would love a great kind of rustic matel. I just want to learn how to attach it to brick so if you can address that I'd sure appreciate it!

Christy Panzarella (not verified)

Fri, 11/05/2010 - 07:13

Anna, I love the kitchens. I'm crafty, and creative, but not a builder by any means. My husband and I are going to tackle a few projects to make our home baby friends. (Brooklyn is 3 months, and our house is mostly glass items, that are with in reach for a baby!) I love all these things you have for Grace. Hopefully after we build the TV Stand with the lil drawers, and the coffee table on wheels ... I will have gained the general knowledge of tools, and enough confidence to tackle these projects. I would love to give my baby girl a doll house, and then a kitchen. You're the best. I appreciate all your free plans, your CAD skills, and your likeliness to my style. You are amazing, and Grace is lucky to be your lil princess.

Lisa (not verified)

Fri, 11/05/2010 - 07:19

Is it wrong that I want to have another baby just so I can make one of these for her? Or maybe build a time machine so that I could build a play kitchen in the present and then take it back in time with me so I could play with it when I was little. Do you have any time machine plans? :D

Jamie (not verified)

Fri, 11/05/2010 - 07:24

I'm working on a fridge inspired by your original PB photo, as we speak! I'm a first timer, so I hope it turns out well!

Anne-Marie Hud… (not verified)

Fri, 11/05/2010 - 07:30

These kitchens are so awesome! I don't know how many times I have gone back and looked up the Crafting Chicks to have them all in the same place!

I can not wait to get your "gift" project plans! I want to compile (cut, measure, etc) a small project as a gift for my 6 year old that he can put together himself. I was trying to come up with something on my own, but now I might just wait for your plans and see if there is anything I can adapt for his age! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously love you Ana White!!! :)

Rosie T (not verified)

Fri, 11/05/2010 - 07:34

I can't believe you posted mine on here. Thank you! I need to send you the picture that include the curtain finished and in... my serger would NOT play nice the night I was trying to finish... but its done now. I'll get you a new photo... when I can get the play room cleaned up! Which, could be a while... we've got intentions for a Cameron-inspried media wall to help with that. :) Love the new fridge, by the way.

Bcubed (not verified)

Fri, 11/05/2010 - 08:07

Ya know Ana, Good for You! How wonderful of you to post pics of what others can do with your plans. This is one whole post dedicated to the work of others. Maybe that is why others give credit where credit is due, like Krista does, making and selling items that originated from your designs and giving the credit for the original back to you. You complement the skill and imagination of others that have taken your ideas and made them theirs, publically. Takes a pretty big heart and confident soul to do that. Grace has a pretty wonderful role model to grow up with. Lucky little girl. Thank you for all your hard work and intestinal fortitude. From me in Louisiana to you in Alaska, Thanks!

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