Fancy Doll Crib, Modified

Submitted by Linda7 on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 12:46

This doll crib is for another grandniece who loves both her baby boy and girl dolls, hence the Jack and Jill decal. This bed is modified from the Fancy Doll Crib plans using 1 x 2 for the side rails instead of dowels, and also a flat top. It is also larger than the plans: 21" long and 20" legs. My sister found a vintage J & J fabric piece which we plan to use as the mattress cover.

I said this is a day project but it takes me several days in between other activities, and I am very slow and methodical. (I also make sure to fill in all of the pocket holes with wood filler, usually two "coats" to get them perfectly level with the surrounding wood. After painting, it's very hard to tell where the fasteners are unless you know where to look.) It would take most people much less time than I. This is my 5th doll bed, and I have at least one more to go.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Around $25.00 including the paint
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
White wood and pine
Finish Used
Valspar glossy white spray paint over Kilz primer; protected the decal with several thin coats of Modge Podge.
Recommended Skill Level