American Girl Bed
Every American Girl Doll needs a place to lay her head at night! This is an easy project and your American Girl Doll lover will be so excited. This project will cost you around $5-$7 to make not including the bedding. I’ll save the bedding for another post.
The idea for this bed originated from the Doll Farmhouse Bed on AnaWhite.com. My dimensions are a little different because I found as I built it, it needed to be tweaked a little bit.
To make this American Girl Doll Bed, make sure you have the following:
2×2 (3 feet total)
1 – 1×2 (8 feet total)
2 – 1x3s (10 feet total)
scrap 1/4″ plywood
1 1/4″ Screws
5 – 1×3 @ 6″ (Headboard Slats)
5 – 1×3 @ 3″ (Footboard Slats)
2 – 2×2 @ 4″ (Footboard Legs)
2 – 2×2 @ 10″ (Headboard Legs)
2 – 1×2 @ 12 1/2″ (Bottom of Slats – 1 1/4’’ Pocket hole on each end of the same side and stager them)
2 – 1×2 @ 15 1/2″ (Top of Slats)
2 – 1×3 @ 16 1/2″ (Top of Headboard and Footboard)
2 – 1×3 @ 19″ (Side-rails – 1 1/4’’ Pocket hole on each end of the same side, 1/2’’ from the bottom.
2 – 1×2 @ 14″ (Bed Frame – 1 1/4’’ Pocket hole on each end of the same side)
Attach slats so that they are centered like the picture shown.
Legs need to be flush with the top of the slats. Then attach them using the pocket holes found on the bottom of the long slat board.
You are going to attach a long slat on the top of the smaller slats and legs. Nail in place.
Place the top of the headboard on with glue and nails.
Attach bed supports to bed rails. Pocket holes on bed rails need to be below the bed supports.
Attach the headboard and the footboard to the bed frame that you just made. Use the pocket holes that you have already created on the side rails.
Slide in the piece of plywood that you have already cut to fit. You are done! Now it’s time to paint or stain this project and make some American Girl Doll very happy!