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DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Modern Doll Bed

12.07.16
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Modern Doll Bed

Looking for an easy build that will dazzle your little doll lovers? This Modern Doll Bed surely fits the bill! It has gorgeous modern lines and is ready for stacking into bunk beds! So, obviously, you must build two – go ahead, they are THAT easy to build – they will take you no time at all…

As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase on the site or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest. Don’t forget… for all of our newer plans, clicking on the images will let them expand to enormous sizes with much greater clarity. The older plans may need updating so please let us know if you need one fixed!

$15-$25

  • 2 – 3/4” plywood at 13-1/4” x 8-1/4”– Headboard and Footboard
  • 2 – 3/4” plywood at 10-1/4” x 6-3/4”– Headboard and Footboard Inserts
  • 4 – 1/4” dowel at 1” – Dowel Inserts
  • 2 – 3/4” plywood at 19-1/2” x 2”– Side Rails
  • 2 – 3/4” plywood at 19-1/2” x 1”– Cleats
  • 1 – 1/4” plywood at 19-1/2” x 11-3/4”– Bed Bottom

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.

Cut the pieces for the Headboard and Footboard. Using your jigsaw, cut out the 1-1/2” rounded inner corners.

Cut the pieces for the Headboard and Footboard Inserts. Using your jigsaw, cut out the 1-1/2” rounded outer corners. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in each end of the Headboard and Footboard Inserts.

Drop one insert into each Headboard and Footboard. If the Inserts do not fit exactly, use a sander to shape. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. Use veneer edging to cover exposed edges of the plywood if desired.

The Design Confidential Furniture Plans to Build a Modern Doll Bed

At the tops and bottoms of the “legs” on each Headboard and Footboard, drill a 1/2” deep hole with a 1/4” drill bit as shown. You may need to wiggle the drill bit as you drill the hole to make it just a tiny bit larger than the 1/4” diameter. This will allow for easier installation of the Leg Dowels at the bottoms of the Headboard and Footboard and for stacking the doll bed as bunk beds.

The Design Confidential Furniture Plans to Build a Modern Doll Bed

 

Cut the pieces for the Leg Dowels. Drop a small amount of wood glue into the holes drilled at the bottoms of the Headboard and Footboard.  Insert a 1” Leg Dowel into each hole. Make sure to clean any extra glue at the base of the dowels after they are inserted into the holes.

The Design Confidential Furniture Plans to Build a Modern Doll Bed

 

Cut the pieces for the Side Rails. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes at each end of the Side Rails. Position the Side Rails on the Headboard and Footboard as shown, flush on the outside of the Headboard and Footboards. Assemble with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. Use veneer edging to cover exposed edges of the plywood if desired.

Cut the pieces for the Cleats. Attach to the inside of the Side Rails, flush on the bottom with the Side Rails with 1-1/4” wood screws.

Cut the piece for the Bed Bottom. Place the Bed Bottom on top of the Cleats as shown.

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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