Published on November 18th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Children Stove with Oven

Materials: ODDVAR stool, BLECKA hooks, wooden knobs, board, paint color

1. Assemble Oddvar.
2. Paint it.
3. Paint the wooden knobs.
4. Paint the hotplates (I used CDs and plates as templates).
5. Screw on the hooks and knobs.
6. Fit in the “oven”-board and paint it!
7. Let your children have fun!!

~ Verena, Mainz, Germany

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16 Responses to Children Stove with Oven

  1. Abbie says:

    I love the pots and pans you have used, where did you find them? Thanks

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  4. Amy @MoMomma says:

    Just featured this as my Pin of the day at

  5. Katie why couldn’t you use a corner table?

  6. Katie says:

    Love this! Unfortunately it doesn’t look like we can get the Oddvar stool in the US. Back to the drawing board…

  7. Andrea says:

    Was für eine sensationelle Idee! Wir haben sie ein wenig geklaut, da Oddvar in unserem Keller dahin vegetierte. Jetzt kocht unser Sohn mit mir um die Wette. Von Herzen Dank für diese Idee und das Teilen mit der Welt der Ikea-Hacker!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for your lovely comments :-)

    Dear Emma, I made the ovenboard of birch plywood (in german “Birken-Bastelholz”) – It´s really easy to cut.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Die Herdplatten habe ich mit einer Schablone mit Edding vorgemalt und dann mit Lack und einem Pinsel vorsichtig ausgemalt. Das ging ganz gut!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Liebe Verena,

    der Herd ist wunderwunderschön geworden!
    Wie hast Du es hinbekommen, dass die Herdplatten so exakt aufgemalt sind?

    Viele Grüße aus Stuttgart

  11. Anonymous says:

    This piece is definitely one of the best IKEA hack I have found so far! Did you cut out MDF board to make the “oven” board? __Emma

  12. Anonymous says:

    Simple and brilliant, and a sure joy for a lucky kid. This is my favorite kind of hack!


  13. Rose at Home-DIY says:

    It’s almost like ours!

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  15. Rem says:

    My 2 year old will love this. Not sure if the Oddvar could be too high for now, but it should be easy enough to shorten it a bit.

  16. Annette says:

    Love it!! Simple to realise yet really nice, I am so going to make this!

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