American Girl Side Table

Posted on Jun 25 2014 - 1:33am by Rudy

American Girl Side Table Tutorial


American Girl Side Table

I do a lot of projects with wood, and with that comes a lot of scraps!  I thought it would be fun to make something just using the scraps I had on hand.  In this tutorial you will learn how to make an American Girl Side Table for an 18″ doll.

Shopping list:

1 – 1×2 @ 8 feet
1 – Scrap Plywood or MDF – 3/4″ x 5’’ x 5’’
Wood Glue
18 Gauge 1 1/4’’ nails
18 Gauge 2’’ nails

Cut List:

4 – 1×2 @ 6 1/4’’ — Legs
4 – 1×2 @ 2 3/4″ — Bottom Support
1 – Scrap 3/4’’ Plywood or MDF @ 5’’ x 5’’


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

Step 1:

Attach each leg as shown in the diagram below.   Use glue and 1 1/4″ nails.

american girl side table step 1


Step 2:

This step is optional.  However, it does make the table very strong.

Now that the legs are attached to the top, attach the bottom supports.  Use the nails that are given in the diagram below.

american girl side table step 2


That was easy!

American Girl Side Table American Girl Side Table


Do you want to make the American Girl Adirondack Chair to go with the table?  Go HERE and you will find the tutorial.

American Girl Side Table was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

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  1. Eric Moffitt January 21, 2015 at 6:28 pm -

    Thanks for the instructions on how to make the table to go with the chair