Toy Bed for my 1 1/2 year old daughter

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Project by Matt (Upper Cut) posted 11-03-2008 06:09 AM 7609 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Update 12/2: the finished bed, painted, with bedding (made by grandma) and a doll. She’ll get it on Christmas.

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When visiting some friends recently, my 1 1/2 year old daughter kept putting their little baby doll to bed in her little bed.

So, my daughter needs a little baby doll bed for her dolls.

Poplar, mortise and tenon, accommodates a 20×10.5 inch mattress (I stole the dimensions from Pottery Barn). It now has one coat of cotton candy pink on it.

I am frustrated by the lame fence and hold down system on the jet mortiser, so I’ll be doing something about that.

I sprayed this with my Little Critter Sprayer (aka the cloud maker).

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks,

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#1 posted 11-03-2008 06:59 AM

fun stuff…looks like a good project to try out mortrise and tenon…(beginner here)...

my daughters would love this…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#2 posted 11-03-2008 08:28 AM

If you want Napa, I can try to sketchup a plan

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks,

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#3 posted 11-03-2008 09:40 PM

What a dad! Cool looking branding. Where did you get that made?

-- Brian, Washington

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#4 posted 11-04-2008 01:43 AM

Looks great Matt! Keep up the good work.

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#5 posted 01-06-2010 07:39 PM

Awsome idea. My daughter (3) just got one of those American Dolls and this would be the perfect way for me to make my go at mortise and tennons. Thanks for the inspiration!

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