Wooden Play Stove Restoration – Part 1

Wooden Play Stove before restoration

I’ve been hinting for some time that I am restoring a wooden play stove for my daughter, but I haven’t had the time to sit down and actually work on it, let alone write about it!

I believe that I’ve shared some¬†background before, but not knowing where you are coming into this, I’ll share a bit here as a refresher.

When my wife was younger, her dad had a ShopSmith, which is something of a Swiss Army Knife for woodworking. It can become a table saw, a lathe, a drill press, and a number of other things.

It’s quite the versatile tool, so long as you know how to set it up.

Well, one of the more memorable creations that was born of this snazzy contraption was a wooden play stove that he made for my wife when she was a kid.

Long story short, we still have the stove and it’s been on my project list to clean it up and give it to our daughter. It’s not done yet, but here’s what I’ve done so far… Continue reading