Table and chairs for 18" dolls

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Project by AngieO posted 09-27-2013 02:54 AM 1604 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I didn’t take many pictures of this build. It was pretty quick and simple. I used glue and my air brad nailer to assemble. These are sized for the American Girl dolls or any 18” doll. This set is going to a special little girl that loaned me her AG doll for some pics. But I didn’t get to snap pics of her table and chair with the doll.

I used pine with Early American stain and Arm-R-Seal poly. LOVE LOVE LOVE Arm-R-Seal compared to minwax. Don’t remember who suggested it…. But I really like it. Also used some of Charles Neil’s blotch control.

Going to try and do something different on the bottom legs of chairs. It wasn’t as easy as I thought it was going to be.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 09-27-2013 03:11 AM

Wow! that’s pretty neat. The finish looks great. I once made a dresser for my daughters American dolls, never a table and chair set. Nice work Angie. Now make a mini condiment holder.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 09-27-2013 03:28 AM

You’re getting altogether too good at this stuff. Really nice job

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 09-27-2013 05:20 AM

That doll better have skinny knees and attention to detail!

Good project, I’m impressed…....

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#4 posted 09-27-2013 06:30 AM

Nicely done.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 09-27-2013 08:23 AM

Looks like Charles Neil’s stuff works pretty good. I just used Minwax’s pre stain conditioner on a pine piece and the stain still came out blotchy and looks really bad. Good job on everything. Looks good!

-- Chris, , FACEBOOK: , Proverbs 16:9

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#6 posted 09-27-2013 11:05 AM

Nice build Angie. Glad the Generals worked out for you. It looks gr8!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 09-27-2013 11:28 AM

Now since you have the prototype down we need to see the life size version :)

Very nice!

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#8 posted 09-27-2013 11:55 AM

The set looks good Angie! I bet your special friend will treasure this nice gift for years to come!

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

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#9 posted 09-27-2013 04:19 PM

Very nice work Angie!!!!!!!!!! You’re getting really good!!!!!!!!!!

-- Gary,Nebraska

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#10 posted 09-27-2013 04:22 PM

Great job, maybe a future line of furniture for ya.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#11 posted 09-27-2013 04:46 PM

thanks guys! Actually… the cool thing is that I really do want to make a life size version. I’ve already made a toddler size one and loved it so much that I’m ready for a big one. Can’t wait!

LOL…naptownwood… yep… the aprons needed to actually not be as big.

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#12 posted 09-27-2013 09:22 PM

Nice looking table and chairs, Angie!!

Where do you get Arm-R-Seal poly? I just ran out and need to buy more wipe on ploy and I’d like to try Arm-R-Seal

..............Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 09-28-2013 04:10 AM

I got mine at Woodcraft of Louisville. It kinda sucks because it’s an hour away. So I have to plan ahead. Can’t run out on a project and just run to the store.

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#14 posted 09-28-2013 03:35 PM

That turned out great. Love the design and finish.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#15 posted 09-29-2013 02:11 AM

Great job Angie.

-- Todd

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