American Girl Armoire

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Project by Chris Moellering posted 12-24-2012 07:06 PM 2726 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After looking at a few others on LJ, I decided to make my daughter an armoire for her American Girl doll clothes. This was my first attempt at something this “real” furniture. It was a fun project and I learned a lot. (Namely that I need a lot more practice cutting tenons…thus the half-lap joints on the panel doors).

Made it out of Aspen from my local Lowes. Easy wood to work with, thus a bit softer than it probably should be for such a project.

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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#1 posted 12-24-2012 07:11 PM

That is a very nice looking piece. As my daughter is getting one of these dolls for Christmas I am sure I will be making something soon. Certainly going to favorite this one.


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

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#2 posted 12-24-2012 07:11 PM

Nice project, something that you daughter can keep and pass on to her kids someday.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#3 posted 12-24-2012 08:02 PM

Looks great to me. I’m sure your daughter will love it! Good job.

-- Bill

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#4 posted 12-24-2012 10:48 PM

Good work Chris

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 12-25-2012 12:00 PM

A nice piece that will improve with age. Your daughter will love it

-- chris, north wales

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#6 posted 02-12-2013 02:45 AM

Some hangers…an “official” American Girl hanger, a wire one I attempted and one I made from 1/4” plywood.

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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