Toy Diner Kitchen – Part 2 – Tutorial

As mentioned in Part 1 of this SOLIDWORKS tutorial for a Wooden Toy Diner Kitchen, I see many people these days designing and creating their own Wooden Toy Kitchens for their children, and if I were creating one, I would want to plan/design ahead in SOLIDWORKS first. It would allow me to work out dimensions, material thickness, and how to construct it best, so I thought it could be useful. In Part 1 of the tutorial we created the main structure of the kitchen. In part 2 we added the kitchens countertop details adding hobs, a griddle, coffee pot stand, sink and tap. During the tutorial I also added hinge parts to the doors, custom decals to add detail, and there are accessory parts available to create a fun assembly.

For this tutorial you will need to download the countertop DXF files, door hinge parts and Decals from here. You will need to have followed part 1 to continue on with the tutorial. The counter top DXF file found in the download is used to map out where everything goes, from the griddle, hobs, coffee pot stand and the sink. The DXF can be traced or entities converted to extrude features or cut away parts.

Hinge parts with added screws are inserted into the part to attach the oven and fridge doors. Using move bodies and adding constraints, mates are used to fit them onto the kitchen. The hinges temporary axis is then used to pivot the doors open and closed within the part using move and rotate bodies. Suppressing the move to close the door.

Once the kitchen model is finished, appearances are added by selecting the solid bodies, and applying the paint appearance, I changed the RGB values of the color to match specific pantones. You can create custom swatches to use throughout the document.

If you are designing a kitchen where there are decals, you could print out the artwork as vinyl stickers or get creative and paint on some details.

There is also a link here for the kitchen accessories if you would like to add them to the finished kitchen in an assembly. I mated all the accessories into place using mostly coincident mates, however the sausages rounded edge needed to be mated tangent to the griddle. The fries were added to the pan using a concentric mate off the circular edge of the pan, to a circular guide sketch around the fries to ensure they sat in the pan without overlapping.

I hope you found this tutorial useful for your own DIY Toy Kitchen project!



Jade Wilson
I am a 3D Designer and SOLIDWORKS Blog Contributor from the UK. I am a self taught SOLIDWORKS user, and have been using it to inform and create my designs since 2012. I specialize in the design of Ceramics, Home Accessories and Wooden Toy Design.