DIY American Girl Doll Workbench

Posted on Jun 18 2018 - 5:00am by Rudy

DIY American Girl Doll Workbench

DIY American Girl Doll Workbench

We are so excited to be a part of Doll Days Blog Doll STEM Camp and we’ve enjoyed following along with her so far!  If you didn’t know already, is hosting a fabulous STEM Camp that you can participate in with your dolls! There are several fun crafts and printables to keep you busy over the summer break. Our contribution to Doll Days STEM Camp is Luciana’s Maker Station that retails for $100. This DIY version using Foamboard should be around only $10 depending on what you already have on hand, and if you get supplies with craft store coupons. (It could be less!) You may notice that we also painted ours different colors from the original. Since we’ve been making replicas, we’ve always used the same colors. This leaves us with two almost identical items. There’s really no need for two of everything so from now on you may see new colors used in our DIY’s. I really like that now we have two workbenches for our dolls and even though they are very similar, the colors really make them unique from each other.

Materials Needed:

Cut List:

  • 1 – 3/16’’ @ 7’’ x 3 1/2’’ – Bottom of Storage
  • 1 – 1/2’’ @ 8’’ x 1 7/16’’ – Back of Storage
  • 2 – 1/2’’ @ 3 1/2’’ x 1 1/2’’ – Sides of Storage
  • 1 – 1/2’’ @ 8’’ x 1 1/2’’ – Front of Storage
  • 1 – 1/2’’ @ 9 3/4’’ x 8’’ – Back Wall
  • 1 – 1/2’’ @ 8’’ x 2 1/2’’ – Shelf
  • 2 – 3/16’’ @ 1’’ x 1’’ – Shelf Supports
  • 4 – 1/2’’ @ 6 1/4’’ x 1’’ – Legs – Trim each leg end to 7 degrees so that the leg will sit flush with the bottom of storage and floor.
  • 4 – 1/2’’ @ 7’’ x 1’’ – Leg supports
  • 1 – 3/16’’ @ 7’’ x 5 3/16’’ – Bottom Shelf
  • 2 – 3/16’’ @ 4 13/16’’ x 4 5/16’’ – Storage Doors *Cut 1/4″ inch shorter if using hinges because they will not be flush with back wall. There needs to be space.

Tools Used:

  • FoamWerks Cutting System 32″
    • You don’t have to use this tool. You can use an X-acto knife, measure and mark every cut. However, this tool saves so much time and makes it easy to cut through the foamboard with one swipe.

Watch and have fun crafting!

Also, take a look at Doll Days version of the Maker Station! Check out her material substitutions and be sure to follow along the remainder of STEM Camp!


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DIY American Girl Doll Workbench was last modified: June 18th, 2018 by Rudy

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

  1. Anna Wilson July 15, 2018 at 3:50 pm -

    Hi! I love your your website and do LOTS of your crafts but they’re never as good as yours! 🙂 I was just wondering though if you’re going to be continuing to make videos on a regular basis? I did notice though that you have been making more videos recently on your other channel sunshine sprinkle!?

  2. Kittykat July 13, 2018 at 3:09 pm -

    Hey could you make David sun flower seeds and gogo squeezes are a good idea🤣 thanks

  3. Emily July 11, 2018 at 8:52 am -

    Hi Rudy, I’ve been looking to get a cordless hot glue gun and I was wondering what brand of your cordless hot glue gun you have

  4. 3AGDolls4ever July 4, 2018 at 9:10 pm -

    HAPPY 4th OF JULY!!!!!!!!! =:)

  5. Maria July 3, 2018 at 5:24 pm -

    Love all your work? Might I ask what CAD software you use? Thanks in advance.

  6. KaBellaCupcakery2016 June 26, 2018 at 9:21 am -

    That looks awesome!!!!!! I am going to make the lifeguard chair with a friend!!! It look s super!!!
    Please make more food crafts that are easy.
    Happy crafting,

  7. mo June 21, 2018 at 7:39 am -

    Love this, seems easy too! I like it better than the real one! could you please make gogo squeeze applesauce, they’d be SOOOO cute!

  8. Craftlover23 June 20, 2018 at 3:07 pm -

    Can you do a review of the new AG stuff??

    • Rudy June 20, 2018 at 5:49 pm -

      Of course! The new stuff is so cool!

  9. abbie June 19, 2018 at 8:18 pm -

    Ripstik pleeease!!!!!!!!!

  10. abbie June 19, 2018 at 8:17 pm -

    AWSOME!!!!!!! i’ve been wanting to get a workbench but this would be a lot more fun!!! oh and BTW can you please make a doll ripstik?!

  11. Cassie June 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm -

    This is a great craft! We can’t wait to make it. We are planning on making it tomorrow morning. It’s such a cool piece to add to our collection. We love your crafts! We will be making the life guard chair next. thanks for all the time and thought you put into these crafts 🙂

    • Rudy June 20, 2018 at 5:49 pm -

      Awesome! Have fun together!

  12. 3AGDolls4ever June 19, 2018 at 8:12 pm -

    cool!!! i think yours looks better than the AG one!!! soooo creative love you!!! <3

  13. Terri June 19, 2018 at 2:44 pm -

    Hi Rudy, I do have one question… what would we use for hooks (in the holes we punched into the backboard)?

  14. Jacqueline Santiago June 19, 2018 at 6:13 am -

    You did it again, Rudy!!! Wow! I love to make your diy’s. I bought the working station because I couldn’t figure out how to make it, but still I can make this as a work bench for my boy dolls.

  15. Jacqueline Santiago June 19, 2018 at 6:12 am -

    You did it again, Rudy!!! Wow! I love to make your diy’s. I bought the working station because I couldn’t figure out how to make it, but still I can make this as a word bench for my boy dolls.

  16. Gabbi June 18, 2018 at 5:03 pm -

    The workbench looks so realistic! Can you please make a doll ripstick,and ballet barre? Thanks,Ruby!

  17. Terri June 18, 2018 at 11:33 am -

    Wow!! Your talent never ceases to amaze me.