19" AG table and chairs

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Project by jerrells posted 03-29-2012 01:01 PM 2098 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

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#1 posted 03-29-2012 02:22 PM

That turned out great!! Looks like full size. Almost too nice for a doll.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#2 posted 03-30-2012 02:24 AM

Very Nice. With two girls and 7 granddaughters believe me I know the importance of AG dolls and accessories. You will be a hero.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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Rick S...

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#3 posted 03-31-2012 08:50 AM

Very Nice Project! Thanks For posting!

-- I Chose "The Road Less Travelled" Now I'm Totally Lost! (Ontario, CANADA)

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 04-01-2012 12:13 AM

These look just great, Jerrell! I am sure she loves them! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#5 posted 03-30-2013 09:32 PM

They are awesome!!

-- byrdman61 Slc, Ut

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