American Girl Stove

Posted on Oct 10 2014 - 9:15pm by Rudy

How to make an American Girl Stove

American Girl Stove

A while back I made an American Girl Refrigerator that my kids just loved.  Even my son was all about playing with that thing!  The kids still like it but it was time to add an addition to the kitchen family.  So here it is, a fabulous American Girl Stove.  I am beginning to think this is just the start of a wonderful kitchen set.  After all, it won’t be complete until after we add a sink, dishwasher, washer/dryer and more!  My wheels are tuning and I am drawing up some amazing plans in my head for the near future.  Let’s just get those ideas in motion!

This is actually a pretty simple project and I can’t say enough how much I love the way it turned out.  This would make a great gift for some special little girl.  Heck, what am I saying?  It will make a great gift for any doll lover, big or small! 😉

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 Shopping list:

1 – 1/2’’ @ 2’ x 4’ (Plywood or any 1/2’’ piece of wood)
2 – CPU 80mm Cooling Fan Grill
2 – CPU 50mm Cooling Fan Grill
1 – Wood Glue
5/8’’ Nails for 18 Gauge Nailer
4 – 1’’ Maple Button Top Wood Plugs
1 – Plexiglass Sheet

Cut List:

2 – 1/2’’ @ 6 1/2’’ x 8 1/2’’ – Sides of Stove
2 – 1/2’’ @ 1 5/8’’ x 6 1/2’’ – Side Supports
1 – 1/2’’ @ 6 1/2’’ x 9’’ – Top of Stove
1 – 1/2’’ @ 9’’ x 9 3/8’’ – Back of Stove
1 – 1/2’’ @ 6 1/2’’ x 8’’ – Stove Bottom
4 – 1/2’’ @ 1/2’’ x 6 1/2’’ – Stove Rack Supports
1 – 1/2’’ @ 2’’ x 8 7/8’’ – Broiler Cover
1 – 1/2’’ @ 1’’ x 8 3/4’’ – Top of Stove Door **
1 – 1/2’’ @ 1 1/2’’ x 8 3/4’’ – Bottom of Stove Door**
2 – 1/2’’ @ 2’’ x 4 1/4’’ – Sides of Stove Door**
1 – 1/2’’ @ 4 3/4’’ x 5 1/4’’ – Plexiglass Window
1 – 1/2’’ @ 1/2’’ x 7 3/4’’ – Stove Handle
2 – 1/2’’ @ 6 1/4’’ x 7 3/4’’ – Stove Racks (I actually used something that looked like a metal rack, so you can be creative here.  Cut a wire basket, use peg board, or just cut a sheet of wood to fit.  Anything will work as long as it’s sturdy)

Tools:

18 Gauge Nailer
Tape Measure
Miter Saw
Table Saw
Hearing Protection 
Safety Glasses 
Pencil
Sanding Block

Step 1:

Attach the side support to the side of the stove.  Repeat for the other side.

American Girl Stove

 

Step 2:

Attach the top of the stove to the sides.  Use wood glue and nail into place.

American Girl Stove

 

Step 3:

Attach the back of the stove using wood glue and nailing into place. The top needs to have 2″ showing for the knobs to placed on. See picture below.

American Girl Stove

 

Step 4:

Place the bottom of the stove on to the side supports.  Secure it into place.

American Girl Stove

 

Step 5:

Take the four rack supports and nail them from the inside into place.  You can adjust them higher or lower than what I did, just make sure they line up so the rack isn’t slanted.

American Girl Stove

 

Step 6:

Attach the broiler cover.  This piece will not actually open or close.

American Girl Stove

 

Step 7:

Put together the stove door by following the picture below.  Use the sides of stove door**, top of stove door**, and bottom of stove door**.

American Girl Stove

 

Step 8:

Take the plexi glass and screw four tiny holes in each corner.  Place it over the stove door and screw the screws into place.  Be careful NOT to screw them in too tight as they will split the plexi glass.

American Girl Stove

 

Step 9:

Attach the oven handle to the door and then attach the door to the oven.  I would already have this piece painted before attaching.

American Girl Stove

Step 10:

Paint your knobs and put them into place.  Also, screw in your burners.  They look so real!

American Girl Stove

American Girl Stove

American Girl Stove was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

13 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. edneia Doherty February 14, 2016 at 8:10 am -

    I love the idea of the stove ,we plane to build where I can by the burners and the rack ?

    • Rudy February 14, 2016 at 9:21 am -

      I gave a link for the burners in the post above 🙂

  2. Libbie February 3, 2016 at 1:54 pm -

    What size hinges did you use and when are they attached? The photograph shows them on the outside of the door & broiler cover, but I wonder could they be put on the inside. Also does the door stay closed without a latch of any kind?

  3. Cate November 28, 2015 at 6:33 pm -

    Can you post a picture of your kitchen? I love your ideas! I need more space for my American girl dolls! I just built a house for my dolls out of cardboard but it only has 3 rooms and they are pretty small rooms. I am planning on adding 2 big rooms to the house I made. Once I’m done I’ll post it on the brag page.

  4. Merideth Hill August 30, 2015 at 7:53 pm -

    What section are the pots in at the dollar tree???

  5. Destiney July 27, 2015 at 2:12 pm -

    I find those pots in the dollar store and squealed like a little girl. Lol I might have looked crazy but have you seen the price of ag dishes? Lol

  6. Beverly May 31, 2015 at 9:36 am -

    This looks like something I could make. So cute.
    What exactly did you use for the burners?

    • Rudy May 31, 2015 at 11:42 am -

      They are computer cooling fans. There is a link to them in the materials needed list.

  7. Roberta January 31, 2015 at 4:45 pm -

    So cute! Where did you get the perfectly sized cookware and bakeware?

    • Rudy January 31, 2015 at 4:51 pm -

      The Dollar Tree!

  8. Morgane@Bear Dolly and Moi January 22, 2015 at 11:30 am -

    it looks perfect! I have been thinking about making one for a while, but with your plan, I am actually going to make one!
    thanks

  9. Emma Walters January 2, 2015 at 7:40 am -

    looks awesome!!

  10. Xyra October 22, 2014 at 1:40 pm -

    That is awesome! Looks great and your instructions seem very easy to follow. Thank you for sharing this great idea.