Monday, May 18, 2009

Outdoor Play Area - Part Two

In my search for inspiration for the child folk's outdoor play area, you may recall that I stumbled across this. All of these adorable little kitchens were hand made and I knew that they were well within my tool-handling capabilities.

Unlike the inspirational kitchens, however, I didn't want to spend a lot of money on the supplies. I found a rustic, solid wood, sturdy, handmade bookshelf on Craigslist for $15. When I went to see it, the seller dropped the price down to $10. Sold! Since this kitchen will be left outside, it was important that the bookshelf be solid wood.

The shelf was measured and cut down to desired size.

A stainless steal mixing bowl (from my kitchen) was then traced in position for a sink. To cut our the circle a drill was first used to make a hole big enough to insert the skill saw in order to cut out the entire piece.

You will notice that the corners of the bookshelf have notches cut out of them. I purchased 2"x2" pieces of wood that will be drilled into the notches to fasten some type of curtain and/or awning. I am still undecided about what I want to put here - the bunting for sure, but what else?

Still to be done:

Stay tuned for more.

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