While my dad is busy adding a large piece of wood to the back of the nightstand I have for my daughter's play kitchen (and making shelves for it)...I decided to get started on the pieces I needed to make.
I liked these burners of a KidKraft kitchen, so they were my inspiration:
I found thin 6" squares of wood at Joann's. I also found a bag of wood circles (21 pieces in different sizes).
I sanded down the edges of all the pieces and glued (with wood glue) a larger circle in the middle of the square piece:
Then, I glued another smaller circle in the middle of that:
I used square dowels for the burner pieces. I cut them the size I wanted for the corners:
Then, I cut down the inner edge so that they would lay flat over the circle piece:
I cut them with an exacto knife.
I glued on all the corner pieces:
Then I repeated the same process with smaller dowel pieces for the other parts of the burner:
Finally, I painted it all chrome and then the burners were painted black. I didn't paint all the pieces beforehand because I wanted to make sure they glued together well while the wood was still bare.
I can't wait to show you the plans I have for the knobs and the sink! I hope to have it painted by this weekend...but with the packing and such...I'm not sure if that will happen.
Wood squares: $1.00 (with 50% off coupon)
Wood Circles: $1.50 (with 50% off coupon)