|Project by jerrells||posted 03-29-2012 01:01 PM||1758 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
This is an American Girl table and two chairs that I made for my granddaughter. She is getting the doll for her birthday in May and my assignment was to make this plus, next, a school desk. This is make of Oak and will get a white paint finish as soon as my daughter decides on the exact shade.
The plans came from “Making Furniture & Dollhouses” by Dennis Simmons. The book had detailed plans and instructions for lots of furniture items. Also, a special thanks to Tom (ND2ELK) for several tips and suggestions before I started.
The book calls for mortise and tenon joints but, as Tom suggested, I used dowel pins on this construction. I made two fixtures for this project. One was a drilling fixture for drilling the holes in the rails and the other was a squaring fixture to make sure that the chairs were square and level.
There is a small routed detail on the two front legs of each chair and is repeated on each table legs.
The slats on the chairs fit into a routed groove and have spacers to keep them in place.
I listed the tool as a scrollsaw however it was really only used on the back legs. THe rest are square cuts that could be make on any shop tool. The plans calls for some 3/8 thick pieces so a planer or band saw would be helpful.
A friend of make will make a table cloth and napkins for this size table – just to make the granddaughter happier.
Thanks for looking.
I just added the finished table and chairs. It is also covered with a tablecloth made by a very good friend of mine.
-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.