Free plans to make bunk beds for American Girl or 18" dolls.
4 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long 2 - 1x1 @ 8 feet long (if you have a table saw, a 1x2 can be ripped in half) 21” x 20” - 1/4” plywood Wood glue 2” trim screws or finish nails Optional 1” or 1 1/4” pocket hole screws
8 - 1x2 @ 9” long 22 - 1x1 @ 2 3/4” long 8 - 1x1 @ 4 3/4” long 4 - 1x2 @ 18” long 5 - 1x2 @ 20” long 1 - 1x2 @ 14 1/2” long 6 - 1x2 @ 10 1/2” long 2 - 1/4” plywood @ 10 1/2” x 20” 2 - 1x1 @ 11 1/2” long 3 - 1x1 @ 4” long
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
You can use scrap plywood or even heavy cardboard for the mattress bottom. I loved how Jaime made her mattresses by attaching foam and fabric to the plywood. You can go check out how she did that here. Thanks Jaime!
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
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