Granddaughter's Birthday - Doll Bed

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Project by George M posted 08-07-2011 05:01 PM 2459 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well it’s birthday time for my Granddaughter. She absolutely loves her American Girl Doll. So after seeing CanalBoatJim’s creation. I knew I had to make that bed.
It is made from Cherry with a Cherry stain thinned down to 1/3. I had used a dye for some Cherry tables I made earlier, but did not come out as good as I wanted. The stain worked better.
This was also my first attempt at spraying lacquer. I loved that – 6 coats in two hours!. I have been using a mix of poly, BLO, and Tung Oil and love how that finish comes out also. Now I have two options depending on the project.

-- George, Parker Colorado

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#1 posted 08-08-2011 04:13 AM

George, The bed is lovely. I really like the chamfer on the posts. Your granddaughter is going to love it, mine certainly did.

p.s. I’m flattered, you made my day.

-- Jim Westbrooks

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#2 posted 08-09-2011 06:14 PM

Awesome bed! What is your spray set-up? Any lessons learned you’d be willing to share? I’ve been considering getting set up to spray for some cabinet doors that will soon be coming out of the shop.

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#3 posted 09-05-2011 03:16 AM

I am looking forward to reading the tips on spraying.

Nice looking bed!

-- Alan -- IA.

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#4 posted 09-05-2011 05:37 AM

Very nice. Now the bunkbeds I made for my daughter really look like I made them out of re-sawn 2x in about a day.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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