Dec
10
2014
Free DIY Toy Plans // How to Build a Children's Doll Accessory Ballerina Bar

For your little ballerina, an adorable doll sized ballerina bar so your babe and her favorite 18 inch doll can have dance class together. This free plan for an easy to build doll ballerina bar is sure to please this holiday season. As part of our ongoing Handmade Holiday series, this project joins a well rounded group of adorable gifts you can make yourself!

Free DIY Toy Plans // How to Build a Children's Doll Accessory Ballerina Bar
Estimated Cost
$15-$25
Dimensions
Dimensions for Free DIY Toy Plans // How to Build a Children's Doll Accessory Ballerina Bar
Tools
Lumber
  • 1 - 1x2 at 4’
  • 1 - 3/4” plywood at 2’x2'
  • 1 – 3/8” dowel at 12”
Materials
Cut List
  • 2 – 1x2 at 12-1/2” – Mirror Sides
  • 1 – 1x2 at 9” – Mirror Bottom
  • 1 – 3/4” plywood at 3”x12” – Mirror Top
  • 2 – 3/4” plywood at 2”x8-1/2” – Mirror Stands
  • 2 – 1x2 at 2” – Bar Holders
  • 1 – 3/8” dowel at 9-3/4”– Bar 
Instructions

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1
Bottom and Sides for Free DIY Toy Plans // How to Build a Children's Doll Accessory Ballerina Bar

Cut the pieces for the Mirror Sides and Mirror Bottom. Set the Kreg jig for 3/4” material and drill pocket holes in the top ends of the Sides and in each end of the Bottom. Place the screws so that a 1/4” rabbeting bit run along the inside of the Mirror will avoid them (see Step 5). Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. 

Step 2
Mirror Top for Free DIY Toy Plans // How to Build a Children's Doll Accessory Ballerina Bar

Cut the piece for the Mirror Top. From each top corner, draw a 1-1/2” radius circle 3” radius circle. Next, measure and mark a 1-1/2” line from the top and side edges. Using your jigsaw, cut out the shape in the diagram. Attach to the Mirror Sides with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

Step 3
Cutting the Stand for Free DIY Toy Plans // How to Build a Children's Doll Accessory Ballerina Bar
Attaching the Stand for Free DIY Toy Plans // How to Build a Children's Doll Accessory Ballerina Bar

Cut the pieces for the Mirror Stands. Measure, mark and cut a 1” triangle on each top corner as shown. Using your jigsaw, cut out the shape in the diagram. Attach to the bottom of the Mirror Sides with glue and 1-1/4” wood screws.

Step 4
Creating the Bar Holder for Free DIY Toy Plans // How to Build a Children's Doll Accessory Ballerina Bar

Cut the pieces for the Bar Holders. Connect each corner with a line to find the center as shown. Drill a 1/2” radius circle on the center of the “x,” approximately 1/4” deep. 

Step 5
Finishing the Bar Holder for Free DIY Toy Plans // How to Build a Children's Doll Accessory Ballerina Bar

Next, measure, mark, and cut a 1/2” triangle on the bottom corner of the Bar Holder as shown. Using your jigsaw, cut out the shape in the diagram.

Step 6
Attaching the Bar Holder for Free DIY Toy Plans // How to Build a Children's Doll Accessory Ballerina Bar

Attach one of the Bar Holders to a Mirror Side with glue and 1-1/4” wood screws, screwed in from the back of the Mirror Side. The Bar Holder will be positioned 1/2” from the Mirror Side outer edge and 6-3/4” from the bottom of the Mirror Side as shown.

Step 7
Bar for Free DIY Toy Plans // How to Build a Children's Doll Accessory Ballerina Bar

Cut the piece for the Bar. The Bar will be 9-3/4” long – each end of the Bar dowel will extend into the 1/2” hole drilled into the Bar Holders. Position the second Bar Holder, similar to the first.

Step 8
Rabbeting with the Router for Free DIY Toy Plans // How to Build a Children's Doll Accessory Ballerina Bar

Set router bit depth to cut a ¼” rabbet. Cut the rabbet on the inner back of the frame to allow for the mirror. Use a chisel and hammer to square the corners. Adhere the mirror using mirror adhesive or a tab framing gun. The mirror frame can be attached to the vanity with pocket screws through the side frame as well as metal mending plates.

Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

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