DIY American Girl Doll Gymnastics Floor Beam

Posted on Jun 30 2014 - 3:39am by Rudy

DIY American Girl Doll Gymnastics Floor Beam

DIY American Girl Doll Gymnastics Floor Beam

Are you ready for part 2  of the American Girl Gymnastics series?  Since you have already made the leotard for your doll, you can now make the floor beam to go with it.  This is so simple and is a must have for your gymnastics collection.

My girls helped me paint our balance beam, and it turned out awesome!

Shopping list:

1 – 2×2 @19’’
1 – 1×1 @ 5’’
Wood Glue
18 Gauge 1 1/4’’ nails
Lightweight Spackle

Cut List:

1 – Top of Beam – 2×2 @ 18’’
2 – Legs – 1×1 @ 2’’

Tools:

Tape Measure
18 Gauge Nailer
Miter Saw or Circular Saw
Hearing Protection
Safety Glasses
Pencil
Sanding Block

Step 1:

Attach the beam to the two legs.  Just nail them from the bottom up.

DIY American Girl Doll Gymnastics Floor Beam step 1

 

DIY American Girl Doll Gymnastics Floor Beam

 

DIY American Girl Doll Gymnastics Floor Beam DIY American Girl Doll Gymnastics Floor Beam

DIY American Girl Doll Gymnastics Floor Beam was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

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

  1. Pa September 9, 2015 at 12:33 pm -

    So why the Lightweight Spackle? I don’t see anything on how to use it? Also the shopping list and cut list don’t add up?

    • Rudy September 9, 2015 at 1:26 pm -

      The shopping list and cut list do add up. It might make more since when you are at the store looking at the wood to buy. Lightweight spackle is used to cover up the nail holes before you sand and paint. This is optional of course, you can just let the tiny holes show.

  2. ELLIE GRADY January 14, 2015 at 1:44 pm -

    Hi can you show how to make food for them , cheers much appreciated

  3. Kylie Willhauck July 19, 2014 at 2:04 am -

    Can you make a video on a how to make a no glue or wood Balance beam.

    • Rudy July 19, 2014 at 2:33 am -

      So you want me to make a balance beam without using wood or glue? If that’s what you want, I can make that!