American Girl loft bed

Submitted by Maureen C on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 20:33

Made three of these beds with and for my best friends daughters.

Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine
Finish Used
Unfinished so far. Girls still narrowing down their options.
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project

Comments

mollyb

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 14:11

Brand new to woodworking. About to dive-in with this American Girl Loft Bed project. From others' comments, it seems a Kreg Jig Jr. will be just fine. Yet another commenter suggested purchasing the Mini as well. Is this strongly suggested or can I get away with the $40 Jr. set? Thanks!

Maureen C

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 15:32

Hey Molly,
I used the Jr. You definitely don't need to buy the more expensive one. I even just built a long console table using the Jr. Good luck and don't forget to post pictures of the finished product.
Maureen

mollyb

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 17:37

Thank you, Maureen! Reassuring to know!

Just got back from purchasing the Kreg Jig Jr, clamp, and wood. I felt totally out-of element.

I have had this loft bed pinned on Pinterest for quite some time now. Seeing your brag post AND knowing that it was your first project helped me to think I might be able to accomplish this.

Funny that you just built a console table. That is one of the top projects on my list if this all goes well.

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