|Project by CanalboatJim||posted 12-18-2010 05:23 AM||2017 views||11 times favorited||17 comments|
This is a bed and faux chest of drawers for the American Girl doll that Santa is bringing my granddaughter. They are made of quarter sawn red oak and are finished with a 1/2 walnut, 1/2 mahogany stain to simulate an arts and crafts finish. Final finish was a diluted poly with additional stain added and wiped on.
I was having a problem finding a and c drawer pulls, when my wife remembered some hand hammered copper buttons her mother had purchased when on a trip to the west coast during WWII. It seems that they cost the enormous sum of $.59. I ground off the back and epoxyed them to screw plugs. I think that the effect is pretty good.
Grandma made the bed cloths and is madly finishing a quilt even as I type this. Surprisingly, the most expensive part of this project was the foam for the mattress.
-- Jim Westbrooks