American Girl Doll Day Bed

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Project by dakotawood posted 03-07-2015 06:36 PM 1194 views 7 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughters have been wanting me to make them a bed for their AG dolls for awhile now. I finally got around to it. I just copied the day bed design that they sell at their store. It’s built out of 1/2” MDF and plywood scraps. The trundle bed does slide on a rail. I did my first attempt at homemade chalk paint, then roughed it up with some sand paper, applied a clear paste wax, then swirled in a little dark wax. Was trying to give it an antique/patina look. The real beauty came in when my wife sewed all the bed mattresses, bedding and pillows! She did an amazing job at that! The girls love them!

-- Travis, South Dakota

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#1 posted 03-07-2015 08:02 PM

I so remember making those for two of our daughters about 40+ years ago. Getting ready to build some items for our 2 yr old Granddaughter

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 03-07-2015 09:10 PM

My girls would love these, but we lack the sewing skills.

-- Regards, Norm

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#3 posted 03-08-2015 01:14 AM

Great work. Looks like some happy and very beautiful customers.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 03-08-2015 01:24 AM

Thanks guys!

-- Travis, South Dakota

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#5 posted 03-08-2015 01:42 PM

They turned out great and looks like the customers are quite happy.
It’s great when the both of you can work on a project together.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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