Doll Bed and Wardrobe

Submitted by Robinwood on Mon, 11/21/2011 - 21:49

I love the Farmhouse Doll Bed, but because we bought a lot of doll clothes, I built a wardrobe to go with it.

The wardrobe is 21 1/2" tall X 14" wide X 7" deep. The inside shelf is 4" from the top. I'm having trouble uploading a photo of the inside, but will keep trying...

I made a mattress to look like the older striped "ticking" style. I still need to do a little more with the bedding because I'm not happy with the (muslin) pillowcase and want to do something brighter.

Cost was minimal because I'm still using up scraps from other wood projects and I used material for the mattress and bedding that I already had. That is what I love about some of the plans - they help me to use my leftover materials and still have something nice to give as gifts.

Thank you so much Anna for this plan - I also followed your suggestion and made a second one to donate. I love your site...

Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Recommended Skill Level


Cherie Heltne (not verified)

Tue, 11/22/2011 - 07:25

Beautiful! I am trying to do a wardrobe right now, too! I am making my second of this bed today. Great job!

Guest (not verified)

Sat, 12/03/2011 - 11:29

Where and how do I find the plans for the doll wardrobe?? I made the Farmhouse bed and love it. Thank you

Guest (not verified)

Sun, 02/26/2012 - 15:22

I'll trade you picture and info for a great doll closet for you plans for the Farmhouse bed. Our granddaughter loves the closet, so now I need to build the bed.


Sat, 12/03/2011 - 14:12

Thanks for your interest - I'm sorry, I tend to work by the seat of my pants and develop an idea as I go; so I don't really have plans. The best I can do is give somewhat of a cut list; which is:

Sides: 2@7"X19.5"
Bottom: 1@7"X13.5"
1st Top Board:1@7"X14" (hangs over 1/4in on sides)
2nd Top Board:[email protected]"X15"(hangs over 1/2in on sides and in front- it's even at back)
Doors: [email protected]"
Inside Shelf 1@7"X12" (Top of shelf is 4" below top of inside cabinet.

I just measured enough below to allow for doll hangers and drilled for dowel, but it came out just right for the longer dresses.

The front trim overlaps the left door, so that I only had to put one door catch at the bottom.

I hope this helps - I really need to learn the Sketchup program.

I used 3/4" plywood because that is what I had, but used 1/2" playwood for doors to make them lighter.

Stephanie (not verified)

Fri, 12/09/2011 - 14:41

What size dowel rod did you use? I have a niece who I've made a bunch of clothes for, and I'd love to make her a wardrobe to house new clothes!


Fri, 12/09/2011 - 21:14

I believe it was 3/8 or 1/2 inch - I took one of the hangers with me and just put it on dowels until I got the right size.

sgilly02 (not verified)

Wed, 03/14/2012 - 20:25

Just a suggestion for a quick way to "brighten up" the pillow case. Just find some ribbon to coordinate with the bedding and sew (or use iron on adhesive - really easy then!) around the hem line of the opening.

The wardrobe is darling. I love the flower knobs!