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Building a Play Kitchen Squid Kid Due July 2; 1 child; 5 angel babies; Tennessee 27642 posts
19th Sep

I want to build a play kitchen for DD for Christmas but all the entertainment centers I've found are solid oak and her bedroom is upstairs. It's way too heavy to move. So I want to build one out of plywood that'll be light and movable.



Does anyone have experience with building something like that? Any tips or sites?

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
19th Sep
Quoting Squid Kid:" I want to build a play kitchen for DD for Christmas but all the entertainment centers I've found are ... [snip!] ... of plywood that'll be light and movable. Does anyone have experience with building something like that? Any tips or sites?"


I don't, but it sounds like a good idea! I wanted to turn an entertainment center into a wardrobe area for my daughters dress up stuff, but I'm just not crafty.



Good luck!

Squid Kid Due July 2; 1 child; 5 angel babies; Tennessee 27642 posts
19th Sep
Quoting she nan igans:" I don't, but it sounds like a good idea! I wanted to turn an entertainment center into a wardrobe area for my daughters dress up stuff, but I'm just not crafty. Good luck!"


I'm drawing it out right now. I've never worked with wood (har har) before, but my uncle is a handyman, he's jsut always too busy to help. I might make it with my mom. But the big issue with the upcycling is just how HEAVY they were!

Not here to please you 3 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 2214 posts
19th Sep

What about getting a entertainment center from Walmart ? And turning it into a play kitchen.

Squid Kid Due July 2; 1 child; 5 angel babies; Tennessee 27642 posts
19th Sep
Quoting Not here to please you:" What about getting a entertainment center from Walmart ? And turning it into a play kitchen."


They're expensive from walmart and don't really have the shape I'd need.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
19th Sep
Quoting Squid Kid:" I'm drawing it out right now. I've never worked with wood (har har) before, but my uncle is a handyman, ... [snip!] ... jsut always too busy to help. I might make it with my mom. But the big issue with the upcycling is just how HEAVY they were!"


Yeah. The nice ones that last to be resold are all nice, good, heavy wood. The cheaper ones with lighter wood don't really survive to be resold. It sucks.

Not here to please you 3 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 2214 posts
19th Sep

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squid Kid:</b>" They're expensive from walmart and don't really have the shape I'd need. "</blockquote>




http://www.ikeahackers.net/2013/05/expedit-play-kitchen.html found this site , gives you instructions on how build one from plywood.