A Pint-Sized Kitchen for the Kiddies

Children love to play in the kitchen, "cooking" just like grown-ups. So what child could resist this do-it-yourself kiddy kitchen that's just the right size for little people? Parents will love it, too, because it's safe, durable and easy to build.

The two-door refrigerator has a freezer on top and three storage shelves below, and the china cabinet is just right for play dishes and tea sets. The sink uses a plastic bowl for a basin and has simulated hot and cold taps, and the range has an oven with a window on the door so kids can keep an eye on what's cooking.

Simple construction techniques and full-size patterns make the project easy. Required materials include plywood, a variety of standard lumber, hardware and other materials.

The refrigerator measures 35 inches tall by 18 inches wide by 14.5 inches deep; the china cabinet measures 41 inches tall by 24 inches wide by 14.5 inches deep; and both the stove and sink measure 27 inches tall (in back) by 24 inches wide by 14.5 inches deep.

The Kiddie Kitchen plan, No. 363, is $8.95 and includes step-by-step instructions with 30 photos, traceable patterns, diagrams and a complete shopping list and cutting schedule. A mail-order source for a complete hardware kit is also included.

You can create a whole suite of furniture to complement this kitchen with the children's furniture package, No. C79, for $21.95. It includes plans for a table and chairs, a combination toy chest and bench, a rocking chair and a desk. A catalog picturing hundreds of do-it-yourself projects is $3.95. Prices include postage and handling. Please allow three to four weeks for delivery (for rush delivery, add $1 per item up to $3 maximum and allow about seven to 10 days).

For more information on today's project, call (800) 828-2453. Visit U-Bild on the Web: http://www.ubild.com.

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