|Project by robert triplett||posted 12-19-2010 08:52 AM||1505 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
I had a great student in my Second grade class last year. When her mother asked me to make a doll bed for her, for Christmas this year, I gave it a try. I have boys, so this is a new area for me. I used Aromatic Cedar for the rails, Giant Sequoia Redwood for the posts, and 1/4” Cherry plywood for the platform. I tapered the posts from 1 and 1/2” to 5/8ths” I used a mortising machine on the posts and just set the rails into the mortises. I thought the 3/8ths” cedar was too thin to cut tenons. Watco Danish Oil for the Finish. The second picture is unfinished. It is 22” long by 13” wide, and 22” tall. I had to go back and add a top frame of Maple to have something for the canopy to rest on. I have to sneak it to their house tomorrow. It was a fun project. ( I might have peeked at a doll bed in a catalog for design help) Her mother is making the mattress and other stuff.
Thanks for looking
-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!