I read this post on fromanigloo.com, and thought, hmmm…. I’m going to give this a shot.
It has been many years since I’ve done wood work at school. And let me tell you, trying to saw a bit of wood by hand and have the edges nice, straight and neat is really REALLY hard. However, I wasn’t going to give up. And after a few afternoons in the garage (with Miss S who made lots of chalk pictures on the floor):
I present to you Dolly’s Bed.
It was so much fun, I made 3 more.
We had a blast, especially Miss S who found out that the 3 other beds were for her friends for Christmas. Mr K thought it was so cool that he started making something too. Perhaps that will be in the next post.
If you’d like to make a bed, here are the plans from ana-white.com. I’ve made some modifications to the ones I made as I didn’t get the exact wood sizes as specified – so the beds I made are single beds for 12-14 inch dolls.
If you feel like giving this a try, go for it! It’s very satisfying to hammer in nails, to sand, paint, make a mess in the garage and not have to clean it up immediately.