bunk bed with trundle #1: American girl bunk bed trundle

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Blog entry by mttmm5 posted 11-04-2012 03:17 AM 2680 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I found on this website a white bunk bed with a trundle and I was was wondering how I could get the plans for it? it fits American girl dolls I would like to make 2 of them for my daughters for christmas. Looking for dimensions

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#1 posted 11-04-2012 03:42 PM

You won’t find plans since many people on LJs just create from the ground up. I did this one myself, but haven’t bothered posting it as a project yet (like most things I’ve done):

A few tips though…

-AG dolls are 18” tall. I made my bed about 18.5” long and 8.5” wide. I should have made it longer and wider for more proper scale, but it still works great. It should also be taller as well. But kids don’t really care about such things and I didn’t want it taking too much space. But the real AG beds look much bigger than mine.

- Rails made of wood at this scale can be delicate. I didn’t really have enough size to create actual through mortise and tenons, so I just made mine look that way. However, you will want to fasten those rails solidly with screws to keep everything together. Glue alone will not work there.

- These projects are perfect getting rid of hardwood scraps. The hardwood is desired here because you will want the solid wood for better holding power. I used Pecan and Purpleheart for mine. My trundle pulls are cut off bronze carriage bolts, just screwed in. I tapped the holes in the wood first and left them flush with the backside.

- My mother is supposed to be making a mattress and bedding for my bed, so mine remains in this state. I originally looked at buying this stuff myself, but AG store does not carry the mattresses individually and the bed sets are silly expensive…might as well buy the whole bed if you do that.

It’s not that difficult to just throw some wood together and make this project. Just plan on making solid attachments between rails and head/foot boards. Good luck.

-- jay,

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#2 posted 11-05-2012 03:19 PM

thanks for posting back to me the bed looks great! we would like to do a bunk bed with a trundle it’s our daughters wish for christmas:)

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#3 posted 11-05-2012 03:20 PM

would love plans for a bunk bed with a trundle if anyone has them. so appreciated

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#4 posted 11-05-2012 03:20 PM

thanks for sharing

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#5 posted 01-10-2013 03:00 AM

There is a woman Ana White. She has free plans for doll beds.

Google Ana White

-- Lacy Lane Studio

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