American Girl Doll School Desk

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Project by jerrells posted 12-16-2012 12:27 AM 2404 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made the American Girl School Desk for my granddaughter for Christmas. She has one of the dolls and I made her a table and chairs before (posted here). She loves playing teacher so it seemed a natural fit. The wood is burbings, or African Rosewood. WHY? The color is what I was after. I did not want to have it too light or too dark or any of those silly choices. It will get 4 coats of Watco Natural and the spray poly.

First time I have worked this wood but it seemed to do fine with all my tools. The only major probelm I had was there will be hinges on the lid and the first screw I put in snapped. Well I moved over one screw hole and drilled another set. I will insert some soft wood, like a tooth pick, in each screw hold for a little more bite.

Thanks for looking and this grampa can’t wait till Christmas morning.

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

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#1 posted 12-16-2012 12:35 AM

Very cool ,nice work.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 12-16-2012 05:41 AM

Very nicely done. Your granddaughter has got to love it.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 12-16-2012 01:14 PM

Very nice. I’d love to hear a bit about the joinery.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#4 posted 12-16-2012 01:54 PM

Great job. Granddaughters are worthit.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 12-16-2012 04:49 PM

That’s really nice. Love the wood and great job with the cutting.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#6 posted 12-17-2012 05:11 PM

What a very sweet gesture and that is so ravishing…Great job..

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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