Doll Bed

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Project by robert triplett posted 1343 days ago 1108 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 so little time!

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2708 posts in 1694 days

#1 posted 1342 days ago

Very nice!! There will be one happy little girl.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#2 posted 1342 days ago

Lovely bed, I particularly like the tapered posts. I think that this is going to become a new required lumberjock category. Jim

-- Jim Westbrooks

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#3 posted 1342 days ago

What a wonderful project! Great looking bed and with an awesome back-story. I’m sure she’s going to love it!

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#4 posted 1341 days ago

She will love it, great work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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