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American Girl Doll Armoire MkII

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Project by DamnYankee posted 01-23-2012 03:18 AM 4380 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second version of an armoire for my daughter’s American Girl Dolls. The first version was made from scraps I had in the shop. My wife ended up showing it to friends and I ended up making (and selling) three that year (2010) for Christmas presents. I then got asked to make one more this past Christmas for some other friends. Due to time constraints I sold the original I had made for my daughter, promising to make her a new one.

Well here it is.

This one is 24” wide (4” wider than the first one), 10” deep (same as first), and 35” tall (5” taller than the first, though that is mostly in the legs).

It is made of Poplar and Plywood (1/4” and 3/4”). The panels are 1/4” ply. The top and the divider between “closet” portion and drawer are 3/4” ply.

Top edging is tongue and groove
Doors and Sides are stub tenon
The drawer is dovetailed with a glued on front edging treatment
The drawer sides are re-sawn to 5/8” and hand-planed smooth (don’t own a planer)

It will be painted white once I finish sanding.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards





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doncutlip

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#1 posted 01-23-2012 03:22 AM

Looks like you have a good fit around the doors and drawer. I like seeing it unpainted first, but it would be nice to see the finished product, too.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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DamnYankee

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#2 posted 01-23-2012 03:25 AM

thanks

I’ll post pictures of the final product.

The drawer, as seen in the picture, is not quite right in its fit. that is because it does not have the nylon drawer glides I will put in when finished. They are about 1/16” thick when put in.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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scrap

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#3 posted 01-23-2012 03:34 AM

Nice job looks great. I made a bunk bed for my grand daughter’s american girl dall last year. I enjoyed doinng it and want to do more doll stuff for her

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DamnYankee

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#4 posted 01-23-2012 03:39 AM

I like doing the doll furniture. You use the same skills, but less wood. You can even use real plans and just scale them down.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#5 posted 01-23-2012 03:53 AM

Great job Rob , your a super dad.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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boxcarmarty

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#6 posted 01-23-2012 04:02 AM

Well done Rob, Now that you’ve mastered the little ones, your wife wants a full size one for her…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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Dave

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#7 posted 01-23-2012 05:31 AM

A wonderful gift. Great job. She will cherish it forever. Why? Her daddy made it. Good stuff.
Whats a planer?

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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sawblade1

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#8 posted 01-23-2012 05:39 AM

Great Job :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com

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#9 posted 01-23-2012 07:58 PM

Rob; looks great! Thanks for sharing it with us. Be nice to see a painted version sometime.

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DamnYankee

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#10 posted 01-25-2012 02:28 AM

First coat of paint went on this evening. Have I mentioned I really hate painting? I much rather BLO and wax!

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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Dave

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#11 posted 01-25-2012 02:31 AM

Rob you blo your wax on. Your cheeks must get tired;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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DamnYankee

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#12 posted 01-25-2012 03:50 AM

Don’t you know it.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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dask

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#13 posted 05-18-2012 05:59 PM

Nice clean design…gonna give it a try.
Thanks

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