|Project by Douger||posted 12-05-2012 07:23 PM||2306 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
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, http://newwoodshop.wordpress.com