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Project by Hermando posted 05-14-2012 05:57 PM 1398 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project I made for my grand daughter. She loves her American Doll and when she put her baby to bed in this new Red Oak four poster bed. She began singing a lullaby. It was all I needed to know the job was well done.





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jerrells

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#1 posted 05-14-2012 06:10 PM

ANd where did you find the pattern. I have been making, and need to make more AG furniture for my granddaughter. By the way – those “thank you’s” are very special.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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Hermando

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#2 posted 05-14-2012 06:50 PM

Jerrells There really wasn’t any pattern, The idea came from what I had seen from full size beds, and I took a few measurements. The headboard and foot board arches were drawn on a 1/4 plywood and shaped. I then used my router table with a flush trim bit and cut to size. I then put a profile on the edges. The Posts were face glued 3/4” oak and kinda visually sized for height. I angled trimmed the peak of the post on the table saw and put the groove around the top and bottom of the post. Everything glued up was done with biscuits.

Just about any idea and pattern shape will work for a doll bed. Its just knowing the scale of it all is for someone small.

All I need now is to get the bed back so I can stain it..

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DamnYankee

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#3 posted 05-14-2012 10:42 PM

I’ve made more than my share of AGD furniture. Be careful, friends will ask you to make some. I’ve made 5 AGD wardrobes and sold them for $200 ea.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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Hermando

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#4 posted 05-14-2012 10:52 PM

The projects you guys have completed are pretty inspiring and set the bar pretty high. I showed a friend some of my projects and they also suggested I could make them to sell. I wouldn’t mind making a profit from a hobby, but its also a joy to see the smiles on kids that can have something custom and long lasting. Especially when so much of everything is build so cheaply and disposable.

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Pete Tevonian

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#5 posted 05-15-2012 03:24 PM

YES! Wood > Plastic every day of the week. I would think the AGD projects are the perfect opportunity to cut two or three of each piece as you’re working to have extras to sell or gift when you’re done. There are a million little girls would love beds or dressers or cradles for their favorite dollies.

-- Pete in Wilmette, IL

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lysdexic

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#6 posted 05-15-2012 03:26 PM

Nice job. Good to see that I am not alone. My AGD bed.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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Martyroc

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#7 posted 05-16-2012 02:09 AM

Great job, I think I will need to make a few of these for my daughter, she is running out of room in her bed for her, the dolls practically run the joint, LOL

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Hermando

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#8 posted 05-16-2012 02:28 PM

These small projects are actually great fun and with a scaled down version allows skill building technique for my goal of making full size furniture. I really should make multiple parts as I am working so that I can mass produce these AG furniture. I have already had some requests to make more. The kids just have so much fun and the parents know it would be a great gift for the kids.

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