American Girl Doll House

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Project by clieb91 posted 01-02-2016 07:34 PM 1757 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Greetings All,
It has been a while since I have posted. But I have been busy in the shop. More on that in my blog. This post is about my daughter’s Christmas gift. It was 8 years ago that I built out a playhouse area for my daughter in the basement. She and her friend have put it to good use over the years but she was getting a bit to big for it and it was becoming a collector of crap in the basement.

She is now 9 and loves American Girl, they are starting to wander aroud the house a bit too much so I figured she needed a more central location to play. I removed the old sliding board that went to her loft space and built a 5 room play space with storage below. The loft is still an area she can get up to and read in or relax if she likes.

The last pic shows how I wrapped it. She worked on a number of things in the shop and the basement with me while this was happening but she was not allowed to look n the playroom so I would walk her from my office to the shop blindfolded. She was a great sport and very excited about it.

I also built 2 new beds, a bookcase, a wardrobe, a fireplace and chair. We are looking forward to working on the kitchen together along with a few more chairs.

Thanks for looking.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 01-02-2016 08:05 PM

Very nice, Chris. I’m sure that she loves this.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 01-03-2016 12:49 AM

I believe your daughter will cherish this. Funny how those play areas keep on growing.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 01-03-2016 06:48 PM

Thanks guys. She loves playing it in it. We are looking forward to growing up the basement in other ways in the not too distant future, but this will be a key feature for a few years to come.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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