Free easy plans to build a play kitchen from Ana-White.com. These are the updated plans.
• 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” trim screws
• 1 1/4” finish nails
• 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)
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
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.
Attach top with 2” trim screws countersunk or 3/4” pocket holes and 1 1/4” pocket hole screws. All outside edges are flush.
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.
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.
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.
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.