Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: Doll Bunk Bed for Granddaughter

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    715

    Doll Bunk Bed for Granddaughter

    Having two grand kids into American girl dolls, requests for real furniture to play with again for Christmas this year. One asked "for bunk beds, cause I have two dollies", Found this free cad plan for the headboard online, woodworkers workshop . A few construction pics.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_3454.JPG 
Views:	44 
Size:	51.3 KB 
ID:	52354

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_3580.JPG 
Views:	38 
Size:	32.5 KB 
ID:	52355

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_3581.JPG 
Views:	39 
Size:	74.1 KB 
ID:	52356

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_3582.JPG 
Views:	47 
Size:	66.0 KB 
ID:	52357

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_3583.JPG 
Views:	75 
Size:	66.5 KB 
ID:	52358
    hobby woodworking since 1972

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    ABQ NM
    Posts
    29,213
    Looks great Bryan. I checked on the Webshots site, but it didn't look like you had any additional pics up there yet.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

    workingwoods.com

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Posts
    10,424
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    715
    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Looks great Bryan. I checked on the Webshots site, but it didn't look like you had any additional pics up there yet.
    I have a few other construction pics, but using some 3 yr old air dried ash at 12%. One headboard split open on the glue line, and fearing separation of other parts after finishing, I started over with dry walnut I have had for 18 months.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_3453.JPG 
Views:	21 
Size:	41.8 KB 
ID:	52359

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_3455.JPG 
Views:	22 
Size:	63.0 KB 
ID:	52360

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_3456.JPG 
Views:	25 
Size:	51.6 KB 
ID:	52361

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_3458.JPG 
Views:	24 
Size:	61.1 KB 
ID:	52362

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_3460.JPG 
Views:	23 
Size:	63.9 KB 
ID:	52363

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_3461.JPG 
Views:	21 
Size:	47.4 KB 
ID:	52364

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_3464.JPG 
Views:	24 
Size:	47.8 KB 
ID:	52365

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_3571.JPG 
Views:	21 
Size:	37.0 KB 
ID:	52366
    hobby woodworking since 1972

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    Posts
    8,470
    Boy, your getting to be the master of the Doll furniture... great project.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    London, Ontario
    Posts
    3,367
    How thick are those Leg posts?

    The side rails seem a bit out of place... Have you considered adding a curve to the top of them? (ie: full thickness at the ends, curve it down 1/3-1/2 at the middle) Or will it be totally covered by bedclothes so it doesn't matter?
    There's usually more than one way to do it...
    www.wordsnwood.com ........ facebook.com/wordsnwood

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    715
    Quote Originally Posted by Art Mulder View Post
    How thick are those Leg posts?

    The side rails seem a bit out of place... Have you considered adding a curve to the top of them? (ie: full thickness at the ends, curve it down 1/3-1/2 at the middle) Or will it be totally covered by bedclothes so it doesn't matter?
    Plan only had the head board, so I'm on my own for the side rails. I made up the sides at 3/4x3. approx 1.5 " will be a mattress and support, I could reduce it. I will go make a test piece and see what it looks like.
    hobby woodworking since 1972

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    715
    Quote Originally Posted by Art Mulder View Post
    How thick are those Leg posts?

    The side rails seem a bit out of place... Have you considered adding a curve to the top of them? (ie: full thickness at the ends, curve it down 1/3-1/2 at the middle) Or will it be totally covered by bedclothes so it doesn't matter?
    posts are are 2". Here"s a side rail with 1" removed.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_3584.JPG 
Views:	41 
Size:	77.2 KB 
ID:	52374
    hobby woodworking since 1972

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    London, Ontario
    Posts
    3,367
    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan Cowing View Post
    Here"s a side rail with 1" removed.
    I like it.

    But the important question is if YOU or SWMBO like it better!
    There's usually more than one way to do it...
    www.wordsnwood.com ........ facebook.com/wordsnwood

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    715
    some sanding and it's lacquer time!
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_3585.JPG 
Views:	31 
Size:	64.3 KB 
ID:	52378
    hobby woodworking since 1972

Similar Threads

  1. Convertible Bunk Bed Detail Question
    By Dave Richards in forum Designs, Plans and Sketches
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-08-2013, 05:41 PM
  2. Some additional Shop Storage (AKA The Bunk Bed)
    By Jim Mattheiss in forum Carpentry and Construction
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-05-2012, 12:44 AM
  3. Doll crib
    By Bryan Cowing in forum Flatwork Project Showcase
    Replies: 48
    Last Post: 10-27-2010, 11:10 AM
  4. Toy box for great-granddaughter
    By Dan Phalen in forum Flatwork Project Showcase
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 08-21-2010, 04:11 PM
  5. Bunk Bed Plans
    By William Lewis in forum Designs, Plans and Sketches
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-19-2007, 09:49 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •