DIY American Girl Doll School Desk

Posted on Aug 23 2014 - 9:02am by Rudy

DIY American Girl Doll School Desk

 

DIY American Girl Doll School Desk

It’s that time of year again, even for our dolls.  My girls like their dolls to do the same things as them during the year, so back to school time means the dolls need to prepare also!  I designed this American Girl Doll School desk that is easy to build, and you can probably just use scrap wood leftover from previous projects.  The great thing is, since it’s so easy to build, you can make several for all your dolls!  Create a complete classroom setting for your American Girl Dolls!

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Shopping list:

1 – 1/2’’ (Plywood) @ 2’ x 4’ – There will be extra.
1 – 1×4 @ 6’
Wood Glue
18 Gauge Nailer
3/4’’ Nails for 18 Gauge Nailer
1 1/4’’ Nails for 18 Gauge Nailer

Cut List:

2 – 3/4 x 3/4 @ 11’’ – Back Legs
1 – 3/4 x 3/4 @ 7’’ – Front Left Leg
1 – 3/4 x 3/4 @ 4’’ – Front Right Leg
3 – 3/4 x 3/4 @ 5 1/4’’ – Front and Back Seat Support & Bottom Back Support
3 – 3/4 x 3/4 @ 4’’ – Left and Right Side Seat Support & Desk Support
2 – 1/2 x 1/2 (plywood) @ 4’’ – Bottom Side Leg Support
2 – 1/2 x 1/2 (plywood) @ 5 1/4’’ – Bottom Front and Back Leg Support
1 – 1/2’’ (plywood) @ 5 3/4’’ x 6 3/4’’ – Seat – See Diagram for cutting out leg notches.
1 – 3/4 x 1 1/2’’ @ 5 1/4’’ – Top of Back Support
1 – 1/2’’ (plywood) @ 9’’ x 3 3/4’’ – Desk – See Diagram for Desk Dimensions

Tools:

18 Gauge Nailer
Jig Saw
Tape Measure
Miter Saw
Table Saw
Drill
Hearing Protection
Safety Glasses
Pencil
Sanding Block

Step 1:

Nail the seat support to the back legs.

DIY American Girl Doll School Desk Step 1

 

Step 2:

Attach all seat supports to the legs.  I used wood glue and nailed into place.

DIY American Girl Doll School Desk Step 2

Step 3:

Attach bottom left and right side leg supports.

DIY American Girl Doll School Desk Step 3

 

Step 4:

Attach the bottom front and back leg supports.

DIY American Girl Doll School Desk Step 4

 

Step 5:

Glue the seat into place and then nail for extra support.

DIY American Girl Doll School Desk Step 5 DIY American Girl Doll School Desk Step 5 B

 

Step 6:

Attach the back supports to the chair.  See picture below.

DIY American Girl Doll School Desk Step 6

 

Step 7:

Attach the armrest support.

DIY American Girl Doll School Desk Step 7

 

Step 8:

Glue and then nail on the desk top.

American Girl School Desk DIY American Girl Doll School Desk

 

You are now finished building.  You need to fill in the nail holes with spackle, sand it, prime, and then paint the color of your choice!  Such a fun little easy project!  This would also make a great gift.

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

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