Doll Furniture for Nothing New Except The Glue

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Project by OttoH posted 04-19-2010 01:54 AM 3032 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my entry for Nothing New Except The Glue.

I used a scrap 1/8×15 x 9.5 inch piece of plywood and an old pallet board to make some furniture fit for a Barbie Doll. I got the design ideas from some old furniture pictures and drew them up to fit a 12-inch fashion doll. The dresser and the desk are 5 inches tall and the chair is 5 1/2 inches tall.

The wood for the desk and chair were resawn on my bandsaw, then I laid out the patterns and cut them on the bandsaw and on my scrollsaw. The seat for the chair is made out of the 1/8 inch plywood. The desk wood is all from the 1/8 inch plywood, I cut the corners for the desk at 45 degrees to give it a crisp look.

The drawers are made out of some old poster board that I keep around the shop, the drawer pulls on the desk are from an old dowel and have been rounded over on my stationary sander. The drawer pulls on the dresser are left over from a Cub Scout project that my son did some 18 years ago.

After cutting everything out, I just glued them all together and threw some stain left over from previous projects on them.

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#1 posted 04-19-2010 02:39 AM

Sweet projects!

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#2 posted 04-19-2010 02:44 AM

Very nice. This kind of stuff is harder than most people think it is. Very nice work. thanks for sharing!

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#3 posted 04-19-2010 03:25 AM

Beutiful matching grain!...Great work

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#4 posted 04-19-2010 05:48 AM

I feel my tee shirt and Glue slipping away .
Nice projects. Some little girl will be happy with these.

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#5 posted 04-19-2010 06:06 PM

Some cute looking furniture.


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#6 posted 04-20-2010 04:44 AM

Without the ruler and “doll furniture” heading, I would have thought it was full size. Great project; nice details.

Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 04-20-2010 05:11 AM

Great Project!!

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#8 posted 04-21-2010 01:44 AM

well done somebody is going to be very haaappyyyy


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#9 posted 04-21-2010 02:53 AM

Looks like a fun project. I think I can use some these ideas for making some HO train buildings.

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#10 posted 04-27-2010 07:22 PM

Missed this when you posted it. I usually don’t even look at furniture. Just not my thing. Did not know it was TINY!

Great job on the design and build. Can’t even imagine doing all those joints that small. Great scroll work on the base of the pieces and the chair.

Fantastic entry for the challenge.

Keep it up.


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#11 posted 08-06-2010 07:30 AM

Cool! Miniatures look like they were a blast to make. I like that they have a lightness to them. A lot of doll furniture looks chunky. Your chair is very delicate. Nice work!


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