American Girl Doll 1940's Style Desk

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Project by Darryl Jones posted 11-09-2015 02:20 AM 1084 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of the family has a daughter that is really into American Girl dolls and wanted a desk for her doll that she could paint. So I was “commissioned” to complete this task and provided with a picture from an online ad for a similar desk. In order to get the dimensions right, I asked a co-worker if I could borrow one of his daughters dolls. He ended up asking his daughter if she would let her daughter go on an adventure with Mr. Jones, that maybe she would come back with a piece of furniture. She taught about it a few days and finally agreed. By this time, a doll had already been provided by our friend and the first desk completed. But after hearing her story, I felt bad and started working on a desk for her as well. This desk I made out of cherry wood (the original out of pine for painting). I think it turned out pretty good and both little girls are now very happy owners of a doll desk. I used dados and rabbets for pretty much all of the joinery for fear that simply glueing butt joints would lead to failure under the use of children. The spindles were turned with my new Nova Comet II lathe. I also made little books to go with the desk. The last 2 pictures are the pine desk before and after paint. I hope you all enjoy the posting and as always please leave a comment if you are so inclined.

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#1 posted 11-09-2015 09:00 AM

You realy paied attention to all details concerning this is ’’just’’ doll table. Very nice work, I bet she was too happy with it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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