|Project by Bill Butler||posted 03-24-2008 03:53 AM||3140 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
My niece, a very precocious 11 year old, is very hard to shop for in terms of gifts and such. While wandering a craft fair one late November last year we happened upon a gentleman selling doll furniture, and in particular a swing sized for the American Doll format. The magical statement from my better half was uttered, the statement I know we have all heard from time to time: “Honey, you should be able to build something like that.”
Of course I gave it my best shot and this is what I came up with using scraps of pine and oak and a half hour at the band saw. I stained the swing, and gave the entire thing several spray coats of MinWax satin. I thought the frame was kinda boring, so I asked my niece the names of the various dolls she had and proceeded to letter them on as an added interest.