American Girl Doll Bed

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Project by BinghamtonEd posted 12-22-2015 05:13 PM 889 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple doll bed that I made for my daughter, for Christmas. She will be getting an American Girl doll, but no way was I about to spend $100+ on their doll beds, and the ones I saw for cheaper seemed, well, cheap. I had a little bit of cherry scrap leftover, which I paid $1/bdft when I bought the original 100 bdft. There’s about 2 bdft in this bed.

The bed is made from cherry, and the rails, headboard, and footboard all attach to the legs with mortise & tenon joinery. The rails have a rabbet that accepts a 1/4” plywood panel. I got some foam from the fabric store, and the pink cloth was on the remnant rack, to make the mattress/sheet, the sheet is just stapled to the underside of the plywood panel.

Finish is 4 coats of Arm-R-Seal, buffed out with 0000 steel wool and paste wax.

Can’t wait to see her face when she opens it up in a few days.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#1 posted 12-22-2015 05:16 PM

I made a set of bunkbeds for the little girls next door. I cannot believe how much they charge for this stuff!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 12-22-2015 05:39 PM

Very nice doll’s bed. The American Girl accessories can be expensive! I once asked if there would be a market for accessories and was told that the “American Girl” brand is what is important. Oh well.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#3 posted 12-22-2015 05:54 PM

Great idea! My daughter is into American Girl and she would love something like this

-- Butchering wood since 2015

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