American Girl or 18" Doll Fridge Wood Building Plans

Submitted by Ana White on Wed, 03/23/2016 - 08:42
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Build your own doll kitchen! Free plans by Ana-White.com

Thank you everyone who follows me on Instagram!  It's fun to be able to share quick glimpses of what I'm up to, or what I'm finding inspiring.  It's been a great tool for me to connect with you.

One of you asked on Instagram if I had posted the doll fridge yet, sized for the American Girl dolls, or 18" dolls.  Thanks for reminding me that I had not gotten around to doing that yet for you.  I appreciate your paitience with me, and am happy to share those plans with you today!

We love how cute and simple this fridge is!  I spray painted random hardware gold and used up scrap wood, so was able to make the entire kitchen for free!  Don't ever throw good hardware out.

The plans for the fridge follow (if this is the homepage you'll need to click READ MORE below) and you can also find plans for everything else too!

Enjoy the plans, and if you do build, please take a second to brag, we'd love to see how your projects turn out too!

Have a great day!

Ana

 

PS - The paint on the doll fridge is Rustoleum Chalked in Country Gray

 

Dimensions
Dimensions show above, sized for American Girl or 18" dolls

Preparation

Shopping List

54" of 1x6 boards 30" of 1x8 boards 1/4" plywood @ 17-1/2" x 7-1/4" set of small hinges 1 magnetic clasp or hasp knob or handle or scrap wood piece to use as handle

Common Materials
3/4 inch finish nails
1 1/4 inch finish nails
Cut List

2 - 1x8 @ 6-1/2" (top and bottom) 2 - 1x6 @ 16" (sides) 2 - 1x6 @ 5-3/4" (shelves) 1 - 1x8 @ 15-3/4" (door) 1/4" plywood @ 17-1/2" x 7-1/4" (back)

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Circular Saw
Miter Saw
Brad Nailer

Instructions

Step 1

Attach the top and bottom pieces to the side pieces. I nailed mine together with 1-1/4" brad nails using my 18 gauge nailer. Attach back with 3/4" brad nails and wood glue.

Step 2

Attach shelves to sides with 1-1/4" brad nails and glue. Also attach back to shelves.

Step 3

Hinge door on to side. You may also need a clasp or hasp to keep the door shut. I also took my circular saw, set the blade to 1/4" depth, and made a false cut in the door face to make the fridge door look like two doors instead of just one big door. I don't recommend two smaller doors because of the amount of hinges you would need, and the upper door size would be wider than tall (not good for door hinging).

Comments

Lady Goats

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 19:37

I just love the little kitchen! <3 Can't believe I haven't seen it yet, but I'm thinking that the girl I now babysit needs a doll house. She's currently dollhouse deprived. What a sad, sad life :-p

Love it!!