|Project by spunwood||posted 12-19-2010 08:33 PM||1520 views||4 times favorited||5 comments|
A friend at church asked if I could make doll beds for her grandaughters this Christmas. I oblidged and got a third order from a friend at work.
This was a successful use of mortise and tenon joints made with the table saw sled (tenons) and a forstner bit (mortises). I enjoyed routing the details in the top of alll the legs, thought I needed to do several repairs due to insufficient clamping. The finish is dewaxed shellac, General Finishes milk paint (Snow White), an Minwax’s Polycrylic.
Stephanie painted the ivy/flowering plants on the beds with Acrylic paint in between the GF Finish & the Minwax.
I am beginning to take more time selecting the wood, milling it all to the right sizes and labeling and planning out cuts and problems & that is making it fun and enjoyable. I am still shocked by how long this all takes, especially the finishing.
I am also learning to use a brush to evenlly distribute the finish.
I took as my starting point jolsenoh's full sized twin bed.
I meant to get a picture with our new kitten in one of the beds, or my wife’s American Girl doll (Felicity). Poor Felicity spent a few very cold nights in the garage. My wife wrapped a blue shop towel shawl around her, but the weather was well below freezing! How cruel.
Oh, Stephanie wants to add that they are very durable and tough enough to hold a young child.
Thanks for looking.
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