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Topic: Cardboard toy kitchen for my daughter (a ton o' pics)  (Read 38205 times)
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« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2007 05:10:43 PM »

Wow did you buy a pattern for it or did you make it yourself.  You know if you want to you could trace the pattern on to wood and make it a wood kitchen.  But wow it's super cute! Where did you get it or the idea of it?

Thanks so much everyone!

Nope, no pattern, made it up myself. First I did some scale drawings on graph paper, then made a tiny scale model just to check to see if it would work. While this might work on wood, the cardboard is excellent because of its incredible tensile strength and very very lightweight nature. I can heft this about with a couple of fingers, yet it withstands my kiddo pounding and trying to climb up on it. Ah, cardboard, what can't you do? My husband is now suggesting trying to build other furniture out of it.
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« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2007 05:50:35 PM »

just amazing! love how it's not plasticky and pink!!
i think my opinion is coloured by the fact i always wanted a play kitchen *sulk*
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« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2007 05:53:07 PM »

This is an awesome project!

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You should totally sell the plans!!
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« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2007 05:59:21 PM »

So awesome!  I've done the same thing (albeit much less sophisticated) for my daughter.  The best toys really are the ones you make yourself!
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« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2007 06:01:32 PM »

You are absolutely amazing! Great job  Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2007 06:08:58 PM »

i really admire your visual/spacial reasoning. in a college course we had to do something like this (not so intricate, though) and even that was hard. isn't it amazing what kids can inspire us to do?  Grin

i envy your brain. Cheesy so talented. great work.
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« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2007 06:41:43 PM »

that's awesome!  what a great use of resources.  and i agree, you could make a ton of money selling that - the pattern or as kits, Ikea-style.
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« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2007 06:52:39 PM »

That's awesome.  My gpa made us all wooden ones and we loved them.  This cardboard one is so much cleverer.
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« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2007 07:01:46 PM »

i really admire your visual/spacial reasoning. in a college course we had to do something like this (not so intricate, though) and even that was hard. isn't it amazing what kids can inspire us to do?  Grin

Thanks!! I'm kinda psyched that the mommy brain didn't totally eat all my brain cells Smiley I have to say that making a prototype helped a lot, mostly to see the kind of joints that wouldn't work, actually - but then I could brainstorm about a different way to connect the pieces.
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« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2007 07:59:19 PM »

That is freakin awesome.  I totally second the idea of selling "blueprints"
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