I have two grandchildren, and during a conversation, the subject of a mud kitchen came up. I have never heard of it. So off to work, I went and used all of the timber I rescued with just a few inches left over.
It was all screwed together with Reisser cut screws and won’t use anything else now except for when attaching metal items like hinges etc., as Reissers have a countersinking feature – they are brilliant! And as such can be driven just below the surface, so no bits for children to get caught upon. No nails or staples were used, only hooks to hang kitchen tools on.
The worktop was sanded and painted with Ronseal Diamond beech color, and two holes were cut out by jigsaw for the two stainless dog bowls. The ‘hobs’ were cut from some ply off-cuts with a band saw – ah, the only bits that weren’t pallet. A magnetic catch was used to keep the door shut. The control knobs are from door stops with locknuts on the back so they can be turned.
The rest of the wood was orbital sanded and painted with Wilco outdoor paint.