doll bed

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Project by jdh122 posted 12-15-2012 04:58 PM 1094 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My niece (9 years old) called me in October and asked me to build her a doll bed for her birthday (she knows what she wants, this one). It needed to be 10×14 inches and had to have a solid bottom rather than legs for some reason. It’s either for second favorite stuffed elephant or a Canadian Girl doll. I hunted around for a design that fit her stringent criteria and found nothing until I found a picture of a single bed sold by Ikea. I decided I could simply build a box with two side that were lower than the other two, put a bottom in and add a platform for the bed (held in with magnets, with storage underneath). I used two types of wood – some scrap red oak and a mystery wood from an award plaque that my father was throwing away. Maybe luan, not sure. Folks might look down on red oak, as compared to white, but I think it’s a nice wood to work and that it looks great.
Finish is amber shellac with a coat of polyurethane.
She’s getting it for Christmas rather than her birthday since I was busy with a couple bigger projects.
Thanks for looking.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#1 posted 12-15-2012 07:16 PM

I’m sure she will love it.

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#2 posted 12-15-2012 07:51 PM

What a nice project. I remember about 45 years ago making doll furniture for my girls….wonder what happened to those???

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 12-15-2012 08:02 PM

Great job, sure she loves it!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 12-16-2012 01:22 PM

Good job

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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