American Girl TV Console

Posted on Oct 9 2014 - 10:09pm by Rudy

American Girl TV Console

American Girl TV Console

If you have made the American Girl TV and the American Girl DVDs, it is time you make this awesome American Girl TV Console to go with them!  It’s a great place to put your doll’s TV on and store the DVDs.  I also like it because I can see all the DVDs.  They don’t have to be put away where you can’t see them.  Let’s face it, we made it, we want to display it!

Shopping list:

1 – 1/2’’ @ 1’ x 2’ (Plywood or any 1/2’’ piece of wood)
1 – 1/4’’ @ 11’’ x 9’’ (Plywood or any 1/4’’ piece of wood)
Wood Glue
5/8’’ Nails for 18 Gauge Nailer

Cut List:

1 – 1/2’’ @ 8’’ x 3 3/4’’ – Top of Console
2 – 1/2’’ @ 8’’ x 3 1/2’’ – Sides of Console
1 – 1/2’’ @ 7’’ x 3 1/2’’ – Bottom of Console
1 – 1/2’’ @ 6” x 3 1/2’’ – Console Shelf
1 – 1/4’’ @ 9’’ x 6 3/4’’ – Back of Console


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

Step 1:

Attach one side of the console to the bottom.  Use wood glue and nail into place.

How to make an American Girl TV Console


Step 2:

Attach the opposite side to the bottom piece.

American Girl TV Console Step 2


Step 3:

Attach the top piece to the two sides.  You will leave 1/2″ overhang on each side.  The front will overhang and the back will be flush with the sides.

American Girl TV Console Step 3

Step 4:

Attach the back piece.  Use wood glue and nail into place.

American Girl TV Console Step 4

Step 5:

Insert the shelf.

American Girl TV Console Step 5

American Girl TV Console was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

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

  1. Sydney October 17, 2016 at 4:25 pm -

    i made the cds, iphones/ipads, newspaper, build-a-bear, mcdonalds, harry potter books, and minion coloring book. My brother loves playing dolls with me, and we don’t evn have a boy doll! he is 4 though.

  2. grace November 7, 2015 at 2:12 pm -

    love it! i made mine out of cardboard though but my dolls love it!

  3. Katie June 18, 2015 at 2:15 pm -

    So amazing! You are the craftiest person ever! My mom forgot to buy the coloured ink for the printer so I’ll have to wait a while to make my DVDs!

  4. Aglvr May 24, 2015 at 2:07 pm -

    I made some CD’s for my friends birthday and she loved them along with the T.V.

  5. Aglvr April 3, 2015 at 4:51 pm -

    We made this and it’s AMAZING!! We made the Cd’s and found the T.V And of course the console.

  6. Aglver January 23, 2015 at 5:24 pm -

    I made this and the C-D’s and it’s soooo cute! 🙂

    • Rudy January 24, 2015 at 8:22 am -

      That’s awesome! I’m sure your dolls love it.

  7. Adrienne December 17, 2014 at 9:04 am -

    I’m curious if the TV console in your picture is the same dimensions as what you used in the instructions. I just built this and it looks a lot longer than yours!

    • Rudy December 19, 2014 at 10:46 pm -

      Adrienne, ahh! Thanks for pointing that out! The instructions are correct, I just used the wrong photo. Sometimes when I make several projects at once they blend in. Whoops, so sorry. I will update the picture asap. It’s still a great piece to have!