This step by step diy woodworking project is about bunk doll bed plans. If you want to learn more about building a wooden bunk bed for dolls, we strongly suggest you to pay attention to the instructions and diagrams that are featured in this article. Work with good judgement and invest in high-quality materials, such as pine, cedar or redwood, as they have both a nice finish and are durable.
There are many designs and plans to choose when building a nice doll crib, so make sure you take a look over several alternatives before starting the actual assembly. Adjust the design and the size of the doll crib to suit your needs before starting the actual assembly of the project. Enhance the rigidity of the joints by adding a good wood glue. Don’t forget to remove the excess with a dump cloth before it dries out. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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Doll Bunk Bed Plans
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- A – 5 pieces of 1×1 lumber – 18″ long LEGS
- B – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 22″ long, 2 pieces – 9″ long 2xBED FRAMES
- C – 1 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 9″x20 1/2″long 2xBOTTOM
- D – 4 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 10 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 20 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 13 3/4″ long SUPPORTS
- E – 4 pieces of 1×1 lumber – 6″ long STEPS
- 2 pieces of 1×1 lumber – 6′
- 3 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 6′
- 1 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 2’x2′
- wood glue, stain/paint
- wood filler
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Building a bunk bed
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the frame of the bed, as described in the diagram. Therefore, we recommend you to build the components out of 1×2 lumber and to take accurate measurements before making the cuts.
Drill pocket holes at both ends of the side components and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the perpendicular components. Check if the corners are right-angled before inserting the 1 1/4″ galvanized screws.
Build the bottom of the bed frame out of 3/4″ plywood. As you can easily notice in the free plans, you need to drill pocket holes along the four edges of the plywood component, before fitting it to the bed frame.
Leave no gaps between the components and secure the plywood piece to the bed frame by using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure the structure is rigid.
Continue the woodworking project by attaching the legs to the bed frames. As you can easily notice in the plans, we recommend you to cut the legs out of 1×1 lumber at the right size. Drill pilot holes through the legs and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the bed frames.
In order to enhance the look of the doll bunk bed, we recommend you to attach the guard rails to the structure. As you can easily notice in the plans, we recommend you to build the rails out of 1×2 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the components and secure them to the legs using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue and place the guard rails equally-spaced.
In order to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to attach the steps to the ladder supports. Cut the supports at the right size and drill pocket holes at both ends of the components. Place steps equally-spaced and secure them to the supports using 1 1/4″ screws.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.
Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the woodworking project, we recommend you to cover the wooden components with carpet. Place the doll bed in a proper location and move it whenever necessary.
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