18 Doll Armoire Plans

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This step by step diy project is about doll armoire plans. I have designed this armoire for doll clothes inspired by Paul Karo’s project. I have spent a lot of time simplifying the project so anyone can make one with basic tools in just a few hours. Take a look over the rest of our woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.

When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.

 

 

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18 Doll Armoire Plans

Building a doll armoire

Building a doll armoire

 

  • A – 2 pieces of 1×10 lumber – 23 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 20″ long, 2 pieces – 18 1/2″ long FRAME
  • B – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 22 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 20″ long, 1 piece – 17″ long TRIMS
  • C – 1 piece of 1/4″ plywood – 20″x22 12″ long BACK
  • D – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 16 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 7 3/4″ long, 1 piece of 1/4″ plywood – 9 1/4″x16 3/4″ long DRAWER
  • E – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 20″ long, 3 pieces – 5 1/4″ long, 3 pieces of 1×1 lumber – 6 1/2″ long 2xDOOR
  • F – 2 pieces of 1/4″ plywood – 5 3/4″x9 1/2″ long DOOR PANELS

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Building a 18 inch armoire

Building the frame of the armoire

Building the frame of the armoire

The first step of the project is to build the frame of the armoire. As you can easily notice in the diagram cut the components from 1×10 lumber. Drill pocket holes along the top of the side slats and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the top to assemble the frame. Make sure the corners are square and add glue to the joints before inserting the screws.

Fitting the shelves

Fitting the shelves

Next, fit the shelves to the frame of the armoire. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the shelves and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the sides. Align the edges, add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are square.

Fitting the side cleats

Fitting the side cleats

Add 1×2 cleats to the frame of the armoire, as shown in the diagram. Add glue to the joints and insert 1 1/2″ nails to secure the cleats into place tightly.

Fitting the front trims

Fitting the front trims

Fit 1×2 trims to the front of the doll armoire, as shown in the diagram. Add glue to the joints and insert 1 1/2″ brad nails to secure them into place.

Attaching the back

Attaching the back

Build the back of the armoire from 1/4″ plywood and lock it into place with 1 1/2″ nails. Align the edges with attention before inserting the nails.

Building the face of the drawer

Building the face of the drawer

Continue the project by assembling the drawer for the armoire. Cut the front face of the drawer from 1×4 lumber. Cut out a notch to the top of the face component, so you can pull it easily. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.

Assembling the drawer

Assembling the drawer

Assemble the drawer by fitting the sides into place. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the sides and insert 1 1/4″ screws to lock the drawers. Make sure the corners are right angled for a professional result.

Attaching the bottom of the drawer

Attaching the bottom of the drawer

Fit a piece of 1/4″ plywood to the bottom of the drawer to secure it into place tightly. Use glue and 1 1/2″ nails to secure the panel into place.

Fitting the drawer

Fitting the drawer

Add wax to the bottom of the drawer and fit it into place, as shown in the free plans.

Building the door frames

Building the door frames

Build the doors for the armoire from 1×2 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal components and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the vertical components. Add glue to the joints for a professional result.

Making the rabbets

Making the rabbets

Use a router to make 1/4″x1/4″ rabbets to the frame of the door.

Fitting the door panels

Fitting the door panels

Build the door panels from 1/4″ plywood and fit them to the frames. Add glue to the joints so you lock them into place tightly.

Fitting the balusters

Fitting the balusters

Build the balusters from 1×1 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the balusters and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the frame. Place the balusters equally spaced, so you create even gaps between them.

Fitting the doors into place

Fitting the doors into place

Fit the doors to the front of the armoire. Make sure you leave 1/8″ around the doors when installing the hinges. In this manner, the doors will open and close easily.

18 inch Doll Armoire Plans

18 inch Doll Armoire Plans

All you are left to do is install a 1/2″ dowel so you can hang the clothes for the dolls. Fill the holes with the wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Cover the surface with stain and then seal everything with a few coats of lacquer.

Doll Armoire Plans

Doll Armoire Plans

This doll armoire is a nice project, especially if you want to make a unique gift to a little girl. You can easily adjust the size of the armoire to suit your needs. Check out the rest of the my free woodworking plans HERE. If you build this, I would love to see your project.

 

 

This woodworking project was about doll armoire plans free. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.












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