American Girl Bouquet Nightstand

Posted on Oct 5 2014 - 2:57pm by Rudy

american girl bouquet nightstand

American Girl Bouquet Nightstand

Has anyone seen the new American Girl Bouquet Nightstand?   It is adorable!  Just like the description mentions, it’s a great way to complete the Bouquet Bedroom Set.  Now, if you are on a budget and don’t mind doing a little work yourself, you can make this knockoff for a fraction of the cost!  Take a look at the authentic one versus mine!  I’d say it looks pretty good.  If you choose to paint it the same colors, no one would even know the difference.

I have done this bedroom set a little backwards.  So, if you want to know how to make the American Girl Bouquet Bed, just stay tuned and check the website again shortly.  I will have the full plans on the knockoff version so you can complete the set together.  Go ahead and get busy on the nightstand though, Christmas will be here before you know it!

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How to make American Girl Bouquet Bed

Shopping list:

1 – 1×8 @ 6’
Wood Glue
3/4’’ Nails for 18 Gauge Nailer

Cut List:

2 – 1/2’’ @ 6 1/4’’ x 4’’ – Top and Bottom of Nightstand
2 – 1/2’’ @ 5’’ x 4’’ – Sides of Nightstand
2 – 1/2’’ @ 5 3/4’’ x 4’’ – Drawer Supports
1 – 1/2’’ @ 6 1/4’’ x 6’’ – Back of Nightstand
4 – 1/2’’ @ 1/2’’ x 1/2’’ – Nightstand Legs – You can also use any type of legs you may have laying around.
6 – 1/2’’ @ 3 1/2’’ x 1 7/16’’ – Drawer Sides
6 – 1/2’’ @ 5 5/8’’ x 1 7/16’’ – Front and Back of Drawers
3 – 1/2’’ @ 5 1/8’’ x 3 1/2’’ – Bottom of Drawer
6 – 1/2” @ 1” x 3/8” – Drawer Pulls

Tools:

18 Gauge Nailer <<This is the one I use
Tape Measure
Miter Saw
Table Saw
Hearing Protection
Safety Glasses
Pencil
Sanding Block

Step 1:

Attach the sides of the nightstand with the top and bottom of night stand.  I used wood glue and a nail gun to hold into place.

American Girl Bouquet Nightstand Step 1

 

Step 2:

Insert the drawer supports and secure with nail gun.  See picture for spacing specs.

American Girl Bouquet Nightstand Step 2

Step 3:

This is the first step for the drawer.  You will make each drawer the same.  Attach the side of drawer to the back.

American Girl Bouquet Nightstand Step 3

 

Step 4:

Very similar to step 3, attach the front of the drawer to the side.  Secure all four sides.

American Girl Bouquet Nightstand step 4

 

Step 5:

Now add the bottom of the drawer.  This is cut to fit inside the four walls of the drawer, not underneath the sides.  Fit it inside and then secure it from the outside with a nail gun.  You can also use wood glue for added support.

American Girl Bouquet Nightstand step 5

 

Step 6:

Attach the back of the nightstand.

American Girl Bouquet Nightstand Step 6

 

Step 7:

Attach all four feet into place.  The legs are offset by 1/16” on each side.

American Girl Bouquet Nightstand Step 7

Step 8:

Paint each drawer pull the color of your choice, or grey to match the original.  Attach them to the drawers by using wood glue and nailing them into place from the inside of the drawer.

American Girl Bouquet Nightstand step 8

American Girl Bouquet Nightstand

And here is our knock-off version of the American Girl Bouquet Nightstand!  I hope you are excited as I am about this piece!  Now you can pocket that extra $50 you just saved and feel good about creating a master piece.

American Girl Bouquet Nightstand was last modified: December 13th, 2015 by Rudy

18 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. agd lover June 29, 2016 at 10:50 pm -

    can you make a white broad

  2. Natalie March 28, 2016 at 8:15 pm -

    + American girl ideas. Can you make a stage and 1980’s props glued on it?

  3. Natalie March 28, 2016 at 8:11 pm -

    +American girl ideas can you make and American girl doll school, backpack, and lockers?

  4. Kate February 3, 2016 at 4:14 am -

    Would foam board work just as well?

  5. Dave Perry December 12, 2015 at 4:48 pm -

    If everything is made from 1/2″ MDF your cut list does not match the drawings. IE: if the sides are 5″ tall and the top & bottom are I/2″ thick the back needs to be 6″ high not 5 1/2″.
    Also if the drawer supports are 1/2″ thick and 1 1/2″ spaced the sides need to be 5 1/2″ high. Additionally the drawing legs seem to be 1″x1″x1″ not 1/2″x1/2″x1/2″. Thank you for the drawings, I will modify the cut list and make it work.

  6. Kristie December 9, 2015 at 11:52 am -

    Ah, I see that now. Thanks for pointing that out.

  7. Kristie December 9, 2015 at 7:30 am -

    This is FANTASTIC – as the dresser is no longer available (and I couldn’t stomach the idea of paying so much for a doll dresser. I really appreciate your step by step instructions (with pictures! – since I am a visual learner).
    One thing I didn’t see is the step where you attach the drawer pulls to the drawers. I can see it’s easy enough to do after attaching the legs, but I didn’t know if there were specific measurements (to inset the pulls) to be similar to the original design.
    Thanks again!!! I am looking forward to this build!! 🙂

    • Rudy December 9, 2015 at 7:48 am -

      Step 8 shows you how 🙂

  8. buzzy December 2, 2015 at 3:43 pm -

    do you have to use wood?

  9. diane November 18, 2015 at 5:53 pm -

    Hi, your stuff is great! Did you ever have the chance to do the bouquet bed? I can’t see spending almost $200 for it. Thanks

    • Rudy November 18, 2015 at 6:31 pm -

      I am trying really hard to do the bouquet bed asap. So many things to do! I just finished the Chalet so the bouquet bed should be the next build.

  10. Jeff Sieck October 6, 2015 at 10:45 am -

    Bump for the Bouquet Bed plans! I’d love to make one/some for my daughter(s) in time for Christmas. I’m sure, like the rest of us, you are very busy, but please please please! Thanks!

  11. Makayla September 14, 2015 at 2:13 pm -

    Hell-o
    I am planning on surprising my granddaughter with an American Girl Dollhouse for Christmas this year, and only discovered your website 2 nights ago! I just want to say this website is absolutely amazing. I am planning on making all of the furniture since I could furnish my own home with what it would cost to purchase furniture from the American Girl Doll website. I would like to thank you for all the free plans that you have made available! Having said that I am very interested in your plans for the bouquet bed. Do you know when those plans might be available?

  12. bufbox August 3, 2015 at 6:44 am -

    How goes with the bouquet bed plans? I would like to build for g-daughter’s birthday …August 17th. If just had some overall dimensions, I can roughly scale the pieces from the pics I see.
    Thanks for any help.

  13. Ann June 16, 2015 at 5:42 pm -

    Hello
    I have recently made the bouquet drawers and it came out great – thank you. Do you still intend to publish the bed plans or would you be able to email it? Regards. Ann

    • Rudy June 16, 2015 at 8:27 pm -

      I was just waiting for someone to give me a reason to! I’ll get on it this week!

  14. Eric Moffitt January 27, 2015 at 12:35 am -

    You post some really great stuff that I’m sure My Daughter would love me to build for her so I’m glad you post the instructions very clearly as well Thanks