Make a DIY wood doll crib with free easy plans. Fits most baby dolls or 18" dolls or American girl dolls.
1 - 1x12 @ 4 feet long
2 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
2 - 1/4" dowels @ 36" long
2 - packages of 2 eaach craft finials (see last step)
Either pocket hole screws or 2" countersunk screws
2 - 1x12 @ 11 1/2"
1 - 1x12 @ 18 1/2"
4 - 1x2 @ 18"
4 - 1x2 @ 14"
10 - 1/4" dowels @ 7"
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!
Cut tops of ends with jigsaw to create rounded top edges. Then attach to bottom, with either the Kreg Jig or 2" screws and glue.
Take your 1/4" drill bit and mark it with a piece of duct tape 1/4" from the end, so you will know how deep to drill your holes. Do a test hole and insert the dowel to make sure the dowel is inserted 1/4" into the hole. Adjust tape if necessary.
Mark each of the 18" long 1x2s every 3" along one long edge. Then drill holes with 1/4" bit 1/4" deep. Insert dowels with glue to create crib railings. You will need to make two of these.
Now add the ends to the railings to create sides for the crib.
Mark the legs 3" up from bottom and attach to the center of the crib.
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.