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Project by AngieO posted 476 days ago 2305 views 6 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last week I worked on getting my shop put together. I was excited to get in there and MESS things up a bit since I posted pics of my new workshop and people said it was too clean. LOL! So I had to throw a little sawdust around. My daughter picked the project and helped me build it. This was the first time she’d shown any interest in woodworking. It was a lot of fun working with her and for her to share my excitement. She even came up with a creation of her own that I’ll be posting. :)

So… first project done in the new workshop and first project by me and my daughter Bre. I let her use the miter saw, the sander and the nail guns. And of course I let her help paint. This is made from an American Girl doll bed from Ana-white.com. It was simple to follow. This is going to be a present for my stepdaughter who is turning 6…. which is why it is painted and not stained. I don’t like painting things. I’d much rather stain them. But… it’s what she would want.

BTW… I even made the “mattress” for this bed. Had to use my head on this one a little.

Here are some extra pics. Sorry… shoulld have taken better pictures.

This is my girl Brianna (I call her Bre). She’s 13. I think she’s going to love woodworking. She is all about safety. When we couldn’t find my extra safety glasses she insisted on wearing at least these sun glasses… even when she wasn’t cutting or anywhere near me cutting. We bought her a pair of her own though. :)

Her hand looks a little possessed. She liked using the nail gun though.





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 476 days ago

I am proud of you. The smile on your daughters face points to the fact that this was the greatest project ever. Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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woodshaver

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#2 posted 476 days ago

Great to see you and your daughter in your new workshop having fun together. It must be a nice feeling to have a place to do your work now. About the “hand” my camera does some weird things like that too!
Nice job on the bed project gals!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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AngieO

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#3 posted 476 days ago

Thanks! She really enjoyed working on this and her other project. She got even more excited once everything was done. I’m looking forward to her reaction in the morning when she gets up and she sees them again. She is a “squeally” kinda girl… she will be squealling. LOL

And of course… I had a blast too!

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mikethetermite

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#4 posted 476 days ago

Spending time in the shop with your daughter can be very rewarding and memorable.
Glad to see your daughter is safety conscious, my grand kids 3, 11, and 2 7 year olds go to the glasses box as soon as they enter the shop. The American Girl doll bed really turned out well.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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hoss12992

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#5 posted 476 days ago

This is so cool! Congrats and great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 476 days ago

Great work, How fun to work with your daughter… Great work!

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

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JoeinGa

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#7 posted 476 days ago

Excellent project… Only exceeded by the time spend bonding with Bre in the workshop!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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bondogaposis

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#8 posted 476 days ago

Nice project.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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scrollsaw

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#9 posted 476 days ago

Great family project and great job to

-- Todd

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Blackie_

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#10 posted 476 days ago

Out of all the projects here on LJ’s I have to say for me this one is by far the most pleasing one to look at, humbly speaking of course the whole complete package, the bed, a beautiful daughter, seeing her making sawdust, I see she has her eye protection on, that’s good and I bet she’s right along with you reading all of these comments too huh mom? :) One thing missing though, where is the Mom and daughter together picture at? I can’t wait to see the many more projects she and the pair of you make, AWESOME!!!!

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Gatorjim

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#11 posted 476 days ago

Great work ladies. Its good to see you with eye protection and you might want to consider tieing her hair back.

-- My theroy in wood working will be. If I'm not enjoying doing it i won't do it.

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AngieO

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#12 posted 476 days ago

LOL… Gatorjim… We both have long hair. And its funny you should say that because these pics were taken the first day we worked on them. The day she made her own project the first thing she did was change her clothes into what she now calls her “work shirt” and put her hair in a pony tail. I did too.

Blackie…. she read comments this morning on the way to school on my phone. She had a smile from ear to ear and i bet she’s told everyone about it. Now she’s got her mind set on making locker shelves for all her friends at school. LOL Couldn’t get a pic of her and I working together because one of us was always the cameraman. But… we did go celebrate… :)

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woodshaver

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#13 posted 476 days ago

I must chime in one more time! Only this time it’s not for how great your Doll’s Bed turned out but because of the picture you posted of yourself and Bre. I detect a warm loving glow between the both of you, a closeness that warms the heart. I can’t wait to see another mother a daughter project!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Airspeed

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#14 posted 476 days ago

Looks you and your daughter are naturals! Great looking project! You guys did a fantastic job, looks like you’ve been woodworking for years! I can see some beautiful projects in your future!

-- http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v655/aaronhero/

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Blackie_

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#15 posted 476 days ago

Ya know Angie, I wonder if she can get recognition at school from making shelves, perhaps some sort of a grade, a high 5, poster on the wall, something at least, just a thought.

Great picture of you two, now get to making saw dust you two, hahaha.

Side note: I added this project to my favorites trying to get it bumped to into top 3. :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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