American Girl 18" Doll Cabinet (My Version)

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Project by gbrown4 posted 02-19-2011 07:43 PM 4383 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project I have been working on the past few weekends. My girls have the American Dolls which are 18” tall. In their catalog they have a similar storage cabinet to hold the doll. One side holds the doll and the other side will hold some accessories. I still have to build some small boxes to hold the accessories. The original design (American Doll version) has a mirror on one side and cabinet knobs on the other. I found some peace sign trinkets at walmart and used golf tees to hold them. The great thing about this project it only cost me 1.99 for the trinkets and spray paint. Speaking of spray paint, I tried the krylon brand at walmart which dries quickly and it did not work, all lacquer and no enamel. I then switch to Valspar from Lowes and LOVE IT!!!!!!!!
Since I have two young girls it is out to the shop to build another.

-- Greg, Concordia, Mo

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#1 posted 02-19-2011 09:27 PM

Nice job Greg. I’m sure your daughter loves it and will pass it down in the future. Very clean, well done

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#2 posted 02-19-2011 11:43 PM

Wonderful, I will show this to my daughter.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#3 posted 02-20-2011 03:17 AM

I just built 4 AG doll beds for my 3 grand daughters (a single, bunkbeds and a trundle). What a scam this AG doll accessory business is! I think my wife and I have saved about $250 so far – by me building the beds and (she) sewing the bedding. Nice job on the AG cabinet! It’ll probably be my next project for them. On second thought – I’d better not show the kids. I need a little break!
John Z

-- 70 is the new 50!

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#4 posted 02-20-2011 03:19 AM

Very nice job, looks great. I built a bunk bed for my niece-in-law a few years ago because the authentic stuff was so pricey.

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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#5 posted 02-20-2011 07:20 PM

Great job Greg, Now you need a table & 2 chaire set Lik I just got done with ,Will post in
Chuckthe near future

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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