A classic gift both for Christmas and birthdays that has been repeated throughout the years, no matter what the time, are the play kitchens, which surely all of you have played at least once in life. In this post we’ll try to explain you how you can build one with the pallets, if you like DIY this may be the best gift for your children.
To get started you are going to need 4 pallets to make the kitchen, but if you want to add a little deck you’re going to need one or two more.
The first piece that we are going to create is the kitchen sink, to do it we have to cut a pallet in a half, and extract the center planks from it.
To create the main furniture we have to fix this piece to a whole pallet building a “T” and also add to it 2 wooden legs on the front, we can make them with 2 boards, so we’ll get a similar cabinet to one on the following picture.
Then we’ll proceed to beautify the furniture, we have to add to it a few plastic basins in the front space to make it look like a kitchen sink, then coat with wooden planks where there are gaps in the pallets to improve the end. It’s interesting also to sand and varnish it, especially to remove the splinters that can be dangerous and protect the wood from the moisture.
You can see now that the kitchen is starting to get shape, we can place a small pipe over the sink to hang the kitchen utensils. The edges of the pallet table have also been coated with boards.
Finally to finish the furniture and as an extra, we can create another 2 side tables for the kitchen, doing the shape of a “U”, another interesting addition is to place on the floor the top of one or two pallets to look like a deck. Do not forget to add pans, pots, pans and all the utensils that can be found in a kitchen, I’m sure you have many which no longer use and your children can recycle them to play.
As we can see it’s a beautiful kitchen that almost looks professional, and is not very difficult to create it, only some minimal tools and DIY skills are needed. Here I show you some other examples of play kitchens made with pallets, they are a little easier to build, and sure you’ll have more sources of inspiration to get started.