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American Girl Beds

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Project by N3FSD posted 06-20-2013 07:20 PM 1056 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After making several sets of American Girl doll bunk beds (see the pink and white model above), I realized that I needed to do something to take some of the labor intensity out of the projects. By using my Kreg pocket hole jig and using pre-assembled cup railing from Lowes, I was able to come up with my “Generation II” American Girl Doll Bed (stained oak picture). The Gen II version is super easy to make with using only the table saw and Kreg Jig. The Gen I used dowel rods that I cut to length individually and then inserted into drilled 1/2” holes. The new bed has cut my time on project in half and produces a pretty good looking end product. I leave the sewing of the mattress pads and bedding to my very capable wife.

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Chappy2001

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#1 posted 06-21-2013 12:49 AM

Very cute. I like it.

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MadeinMT

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#2 posted 06-21-2013 01:38 PM

American girl dolls? Wow, does that bring back memories! It’s been 20 years but I remember my daughter had four or five of the dolls as well as the cookbooks, plays, stories, etc. that came with them. I made a school desk for the Swedish immigrant American Girl (Kirsten?). The desk was a piece of firewood cut in half and mounted onto little legs. Such fun!

(great beds by the way)

-- Ron, Montana

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#3 posted 06-21-2013 01:46 PM

Nice work. I know that your daughter loves these.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#4 posted 06-24-2013 02:23 PM

They all look very pretty, great design and finish. Little girls will love them.

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