Dolly Bed

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Project by rustedknuckles posted 09-22-2009 05:16 PM 1555 views 2 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 09-22-2009 05:28 PM

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 09-22-2009 05:39 PM

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 09-22-2009 05:42 PM

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 09-22-2009 05:51 PM

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 09-22-2009 05:55 PM

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 09-22-2009 07:16 PM

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 09-23-2009 05:57 AM

WOW Great Lookin Bed

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#8 posted 09-23-2009 05:58 AM

Cute good job

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#9 posted 09-23-2009 06:00 AM

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

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#10 posted 09-24-2009 04:14 AM

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 09-24-2009 04:22 AM

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

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#12 posted 09-25-2009 02:13 AM

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

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#13 posted 10-08-2009 04:56 AM

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


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#14 posted 12-07-2009 01:35 PM

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

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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