Dolly Bed

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Project by rustedknuckles posted 1766 days ago 1132 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a little something I put together for my daughter’s second birthday last week. The design was taken directly from the Sears Catalogue, don’t ask me what page, I don’t remember. It is about 24 inches long and 14 inches wide. Basically I built a miniture bed, and it is strong enough for her to get in, which she promptly did. The wood is pine, and luan ply. A red chestnut stain and a couple of coats of varnish, done. My wife made the matress and bedding to complete the project.

-- Dave- New Brunswick

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#1 posted 1766 days ago

That bed looks great, i love the shape of the head board. Your daughter will really apreciate it more when she gets older and maybe pass it on to her daughter. Excellent job.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#2 posted 1766 days ago

That bed’s better than mine. Great job! She obviously likes it a lot. What better way to use your spare time?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 1766 days ago

Another beautiful little of god’s creatures having fun Well done. Now thats a really nice sleigh bed. well done one happy little customer too.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#4 posted 1766 days ago

Nice work on that, it looks fantastic. It reminds me of the toddler sleigh bed we just got for our two bulldogs so they don’t take up so much room on our bed. It looks like your daughter already loves it, and its easy to see why!

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#5 posted 1766 days ago

HAHAHAHA, What spare time Mike, I’ve got a 2 year old and a 4 month old at home? I literally spent about 4 hours total on this project, spread out over a week. She does love it, and ya know, you just can’t buy a decent doll bed any where, they are either made of plastic or covered with princesses or Dora pictures, not to mention they want a king’s ransom for them too. I figure she migth keep this for a few years.

-- Dave- New Brunswick

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#6 posted 1766 days ago

Gonna make sure my daughter does not see this. Really nice. I like making things for kids because no shows their appreciation more. If your looking to get paid then forget it but they will pay you other ways.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#7 posted 1765 days ago

WOW Great Lookin Bed

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#8 posted 1765 days ago

Cute good job

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 1765 days ago

very cute…and though its a doll bed——it is truly beautiful…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#10 posted 1764 days ago

Lucky daughter! And I’ll pass along a Japanese saying about the feeling father’s have for their daughters: “He could put her in his eye and it wouldn’t hurt.”

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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#11 posted 1764 days ago

Looks great, and it gives me an idea for a gift for my daughters.

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#12 posted 1764 days ago

I ilke the sleigh bed look. It makes the bed look very nice! I added to my favorites.

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#13 posted 1750 days ago

....much more pleasure in making heirlooms, than buyin’ ‘em!!!


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#14 posted 1690 days ago

Gathering ideas for a doll bed now. Christmas is fast approaching. Great job. Doug

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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