DIY American Girl Doll Refrigerator

Posted on Jul 19 2014 - 3:01am by Rudy

DIY American Girl Doll Refrigerator

DIY American Girl Doll Refrigerator

This is one of my favorite pieces ever!  It might be because once it was done my kids just loved it and played with it for hours.  I love the look of it as well.  Most American Girl Doll refrigerators are the old fashion style, which is also cute, but I like the modern look.  This has the two swing out doors, pull out bottom freezer, and a veggie drawer!  I can’t get over how cool this turned out!  Don’t underestimate how important this piece is for your collection.  My fridge looks pretty bare now, but just wait until I start adding food!  This is just the start of the American Girl Doll Kitchen Collection.  Stay tuned for further pieces!

Shopping list:

1 – 1/4’’ Pegboard @ 2’ x 4’ – You are only going to need 9’’ x 5 1/4’’
2 – 1/4’’ Plywood @ 2’ x 4’
1 – 1/2’’ Plywood @ 4’ x 8’
1 – 1/2 x 1/2 @ 40’’

Wood Glue
Kreg Jig
3/4’’ Kreg Jig Screws
18 Gauge Nailer
3/4’’ Nails for 18 Gauge Nailer
4- 1’’ Hinges

Cut List:

1 – 1/4’’ (Pegboard) @ 9’’ x 5 1/4’’ – Veggie Grate Tray
1 – 1/4’’ (Plywood) @ 19 1/4’’ x 11’’ – Back Wall
3 – 1/4’’ (Plywood) @ 10 1/2’’ x 6 1/4’’ – Shelves
1 – 1/4’’ (Plywood) @ 10’’ x 2 3/4’’ – Front of Veggie Box
2 – 1/2’’ (Plywood) @ 18 1/2’’ x 6 1/4’’ – Fridge Side Walls **You need to dado as shown in step 10**
2 – 1/2’’ (Plywood) @ 11’’ x 6 1/4’’ – Top and Bottom
2 – 1/2’’ (Plywood) @ 13 1/2’’ x 5 3/8’’ – Fridge Doors
6 – 1/2’’ x 1/2’’ @ 1’’ – End of Handles
2 – 1/2’’ x 1/2’’ @ 11’’ – Fridge Handles
1 – 1/2’’ x 1/2’’ @ 8’’ – Freezer Handle
2 – 1/2’’ (Plywood) @ 6 1/4’’ x 5 1/4’’ – Freezer Walls
1 – 1/2’’ (Plywood) @ 9’’ x 5 1/4’’ – Freezer Back Wall
1 – 1/2’’ (Plywood) @ 11’’ x 5 1/2’’ – Front of Freezer
1 – 1/2’’ (Plywood) @ 9’’ x 5 3/4’’ – Freezer Bottom
2 – 1/2’’ (Plywood) @ 5 3/4’’ x 2 3/4’’ – Veggie Sides
1 – 1/2’’ (Plywood) @ 9’’ x 2 3/4’’ – Veggie Back Wall
2 – 1×2 @ 5 3/4’’ – Veggie Grate Supports

Tools:

Tape Measure
Miter Saw or Circular Saw
Table Saw
Drill
Hearing Protection
Safety Glasses
Pencil
Sanding Block

Step 1:

You are making the freezer drawer.  Attach the freezer sides to the freezer bottom. I just used wood glue and nailed into place.  Make sure the freezer bottom is flush with the front of the freezer sides.

DIY American Girl Doll Refrigerator Step 1Step 2:

Attach the freezer back by using wood glue and nails.

DIY American Girl Doll Refrigerator Step 2Step 3:

Attach the freezer front with glue and nails making sure that the front is flush with the sides.

DIY American Girl Doll Refrigerator Step 3Step 4:

In this step you are just making the handle for the freezer.  See picture below.

DIY American Girl Doll Refrigerator Step 4Step 5:

Attach the freezer handle to the front of the freezer drawer.  Glue into place and be sure to nail also.

DIY American Girl Doll Refrigerator Step 5

Step 6:

This is the start of the veggie drawer.  Attach the back of the veggie drawer to the two sides.

DIY American Girl Doll Refrigerator Step 6

Step 7:

Attach the veggie grate support with glue and nails. This is what you will place the peg board on.

DIY American Girl Doll Refrigerator Step 7

Step 8:

Attach the front of the veggie drawer.  One it is secure, drill two small holes in the front.  You will run ribbon through these holes to create a pull for the drawer.

DIY American Girl Doll Refrigerator Step 8

Step 9:

Place the peg board on to the veggie supports.  I just glued this on to the supports.

DIY American Girl Doll Refrigerator Step 9

Step 10:

This step is the start of the fridge itself.  You can nail the frame together or use your Kreg Jig.

DIY American Girl Doll Refrigerator Step 10

Step 11:

Make the handles for the fridge.  You will make two.

DIY American Girl Doll Refrigerator Step 11

Step 12:

Attach the two fridge handles you just made to the fridge doors.  I used wood glue and nailed them into place for extra support.

DIY American Girl Doll Refrigerator Step 12

DIY American Girl Doll Refrigerator Step 12 A

Step 13:

This is just showing you the location of where the hinges will go.  You can chisel out where you will place the hinges.

DIY American Girl Doll Refrigerator 13 B

DIY American Girl Doll Refrigerator Step 13 A

 

Step 14:

Attach the refrigerator doors by using the hinges.

DIY American Girl Doll Refrigerator Step 14

 

Step 15:

Attach the back of the fridge.

DIY American Girl Doll Refrigerator Step 15

Step 16:

Slide the shelves into the fridge where you dadoed.

DIY American Girl Doll Refrigerator Step 16

Step 17:

This is just showing you placing the drawers in.

DIY American Girl Doll Refrigerator Step 17

Step 18:

The final product!

DIY American Girl Doll Refrigerator Step 18

 

Once again, my kids love this piece!!!  I even caught my son playing with it.  Check out the pictures below.

DIY American Girl Doll Refrigerator DIY American Girl Doll Refrigerator DIY American Girl Doll Refrigerator DIY American Girl Doll Refrigerator

DIY American Girl Doll Refrigerator

 

DIY American Girl Doll Refrigerator was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

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

  1. lily July 13, 2016 at 8:52 pm -

    This is amazing i’m planning o making in in the next few days. Thanks so much for the idea!!!! i cat wait to see how mine turns out. usually yours turns out way better than mine!!lol

  2. Maddy March 24, 2016 at 9:08 pm -

    How much money was it to make this?

  3. Tahlia March 19, 2016 at 3:38 pm -

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  4. Tahlia March 19, 2016 at 3:37 pm -

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  5. grace February 19, 2016 at 3:14 pm -

    um i think ill just make the drawer then get an ag box and make dores for it and ill have one yaY ! thanks rudy!!!

  6. StarDustSparkles September 4, 2015 at 4:43 pm -

    if you want to see this is the link http://360americangirldiy.blogspot.com.au/

  7. StarDustSparkles September 4, 2015 at 4:42 pm -

    i have the link to this post on my ag diy blog

  8. Michelle Cyr January 16, 2015 at 10:35 am -

    So creative!!!

  9. Emma Walters January 2, 2015 at 7:43 am -

    that pic of your son is sooooo cute LOL!

  10. Kasey October 5, 2014 at 1:33 pm -

    TOOOOO CUTE! My son is very honest about loving all the doll stuff I’ve been making lately he’s like “mommy! now my baby doll has her own chair/couch/chalk board/ table/ and soon Refrigerator! lol I can’t wait for the rest of this kitchen colection. do the stove first! lol

    • Rudy October 5, 2014 at 1:56 pm -

      Since your son has all the other items, I will have the stove done this week:) Thanks for following:)

  11. Rudy October 2, 2014 at 9:38 pm -

    Thank you, Ruth…It is coming soon, stay tuned!

  12. ruth October 2, 2014 at 8:24 pm -

    I love love it can not wait for the rest of the kitchen thank you so much

  13. Chrissy July 21, 2014 at 11:34 am -

    I love it!