How do I build platform for play kitchen?

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Does anyone have any simple instructions on how to build a small wooden platform to place a play kitchen on top of?

I had a step2 kitchen that I sold recently and didn’t realize the kid Kraft play kitchen was shorter even with its legs on. My oldest has to go down on her knees and sit to play with it while my youngest can reach it just fine. I had contemplated getting a brand new kitchen when it was suggested to place it on a platform to raise it a little bit. It’s a good size but not tall enough for my 4 yr old. Any help on how to raise it would be appreciated.


how do i build platform for play kitchen
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  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Jul 03, 2022

    you can buy legs or round balls that are flat on one side to give it height you find them at Home Depot or any hardware type store


    • Lisa Lisa on Jul 03, 2022

      Thanks! But I’m looking for help in building something more stable. I plan to take its current legs off and place on top of a stable wooden platform.

  • Dee Dee on Jul 03, 2022

    What about using BUN's on the bottom? They are wide and sturdy. Find them in the wood trim section of the hardware stores.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Jul 03, 2022

    did the manufacturer of this kitchen offer any suggestions for the platform?

    • Flipturn Flipturn on Jul 05, 2022

      Considering how many products now originate overseas, it is unfortunately often no longer possible to contact the manufacturer.


  • If you can find an old coffee table, attach it to that with screws. If the legs are too long, cut them down.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jul 03, 2022

    You might try mounting it on half of a pallet, or two pallets cut in half and stacked, measure first to make sure you can get it to the height you want.

    • Lisa Lisa on Jul 03, 2022

      Oh! Thank you! This might work. I’ll look into it.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jul 03, 2022

    If you built a wooden frame that would encase the entire play kitchen you could also include a base in that build.

    If the height isn't a concern why not use furniture movers (those plastic discs that you put under your furniture to move it without marking up the floors)?

  • William William on Jul 03, 2022

    You can build a frame out of 2X4's, 2X6's, 2X8's, 2X10's with plywood on top based on the height you need. Measure the size of the base of the kitchen and make the same size base. A gob of construction adhesive on each corner of the base will hold the two together.

  • If you can locate an old coffee table, screw it to it. Cut the legs short if they are excessively lengthy. Depending on the height you require, a frame made of 2X4s, 2X6s, 2X8s, or 2X10s with plywood on top can be constructed. Make the base the same size as the kitchen's base by measuring it. The two can be kept together with a generous amount of construction adhesive on each corner of the foundation.

  • William William on Jul 03, 2022

    Here is a video for making a platform using 1X... boards which would be cheaper than 2X...boards. This is for a 4'X8' platform but yours would be the same dimensions as the base of the kitchen since you plan to remove the legs.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ErAesWPDz4

  • Betsy Betsy on Jul 03, 2022

    Hi Lisa: Perhaps you can scout around and get a couple free pallets to put your kitchen on. Then, again, I just took a friend to a place that sells pallets and they had some plastic ones that are really nice and were only $10. You need to shop around for those, some places want a lot of money!

  • Homeroad Homeroad on Jul 04, 2022

    i would add some kind of legs to the bottom of the kitchen. You can find wooden legs at the hardware store or Amazon, just measure the difference in the heights and get that size legs.

  • It can be as simple as some 2x4’s to make a rectangular frame and laying a piece of plywood atop it. Just some screws to hold it all together.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jul 05, 2022

    You could cut up a Pallet to do the job.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jul 05, 2022

    I would build a simple platform with a 2x4 frame and cover with plywood. Then you can paint it to match or contrast with a dark base.

  • Annie Annie on Jul 21, 2022

    This is a simple wooden platform, it's meant to work as a miniature stage but it could also work for this! https://www.instructables.com/Simple-Wooden-Stage-Platform-for-Kids/