Wood Doll Pram or Stroller

Submitted by Ana White on Fri, 10/31/2014 - 10:28
Difficulty
Intermediate
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DIY Doll pram or stroller made from wood scraps. 

 

Happy Halloween!

No tricks, just treats today!!!

As you know, I've been teaming up with the super star talented Jaime from That's My Letter on a holiday series we call Handmade Holidays, to bring you a new, free gift plan every Friday for the twelve weeks prior to Christmas.

Just to recap - here's a few of the awesome project's we've shared with you (this year and last) -

      

 

Yes, you read that right - this is just a few.  You can check out our growing collection of Holiday plans here.

And today, we are adding another awesome plan that you can make!

You know those wood doll prams that sell for big bucks?

Well, check out what used to be wood scraps -

Yup, practically free!

And just perfect for a baby doll

I've partnered up with Jaime from That's My Letter on this post, so you'll find my plans following, but make sure you first go check out Jaime's building post with lots of construction photos and tips!

See you back here for the plans!

Have a great weekend!

XO Ana

 

Dimensions
Recommended for toddlers

Preparation

Shopping List

4 - 5" rounds or store bought wheels and bolts

1 - sheet of 1/2" plywood @ 24" x 24" (available in project panel section of hardware store)

1 - 1x10 @ 36" long

1 - 1x2 @ 36" long

1 - 1" dowel @ 7-3/4" long

Common Materials
Cut List

2 - 1/2" plywood @ 19-1/4" x 12" (sides of pram - will be cut out with jigsaw)

1 - 1x10 @ 9-3/4" - long point measurement, one end cut at 20 degrees off square (front of pram)

1 - 1x10 @ 5" - long point measurement, one end cut at 20 degrees off square (back of pram)

1 - 1x10 @ 13-3/8" - long point to long point measurement, both ends cut at 20 degrees off square, ends are NOT parallel (bottom of pram)

5" rounds or store bought wheels

2 - 1x2 @ 16" long

1 - 1" dowel cut at 7-3/4" long

 

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Drill
Jigsaw
Miter Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander
General Instructions

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!

Instructions

Step 1

Transfer side pattern on to your 1/2" plywood.  Cut out with jigsaw.  Copy and create a second side.  Sand the two together so edges match.  Drill holes through both sides for the wheels at this step (sized for your hardware).

Step 2

Build the pram bottom and ends with 3/4" pocket holes on underside.  

Step 3

Attach sides to the bottom and ends with glue and finish nails.  

Step 4

Install wheels to sides through predrilled holes.  For more details on Jaime's wheels and how she installed them, please go here.

Step 5

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth.

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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