|Project by jdh122||posted 12-15-2012 04:58 PM||718 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
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