Doll clothes rack/carrier

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Project by Douger posted 12-05-2012 07:23 PM 3753 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was recently commissioned by our pastor’s wife to make a doll clothes rack for her granddaughter, who has American Girl dolls. She had seen something similar to this online, and wondered if I could make it, so I looked it up, got some dimensions, modeled it in SketchUp, and built one.

Constructed of half-inch birch plywood and 3/4” dowel. No fancy joinery—just a couple of beveled cuts on the sides and bottom. I made the curves by making a bow from a thin strip of maple and using a piece of knotted cord to keep it bent to a curve while I traced it. The curves on the end pieces are essentially the same as the curves on the sides.

I didn’t have to finish it—the client is an artist and she’ll paint it herself.

Although it’s not pictured here, I also made a wire-bending jig to help the client make small wire clothes hangers.

My first paid commission project!

—Doug in Kansas

-- Doug, Kansas,

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#1 posted 12-05-2012 07:55 PM

I like it. Nice curves and a nice high handle.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#2 posted 12-05-2012 09:02 PM

Wondrous built.

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#3 posted 12-25-2012 10:08 PM

I like the simplicity of this. My daughter just got a doll for Christmas and I am looking for projects we can work on together. This may be a good one and does not take up nearly as much space as a wardrobe.Would you mind me copying a bit?


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#4 posted 12-26-2012 03:05 AM


Not a bit. It’s definitely not my original design—I copied it from a Web site photo, and made slight modifications. Have at it :-)

—Doug in Kansas

-- Doug, Kansas,

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#5 posted 12-26-2012 06:40 AM

This is a cool design nice work.

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#6 posted 01-31-2014 08:07 PM

Hi Doug. I would love to build a couple of these for my daughters. Would it be possible for you to email me the dimensions? You have a great concept and design! I am new to this and am willing to give it a shot…any input would be appreciated. Thanks! -Shane

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