Plans

Free Plans to Build a PB Inspired Solid Wood Doll Vanity

08.11.11
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This piece is so adorable, I'm pretty sure it would make for a fabulous 'human sized', little girl vanity too…what do you think? Maybe we should draw up some plans for a matching one for our own littles so they aren't left out! This piece is perfectly doll sized for hours of playtime fun!

Estimated Cost 

Under $25

Tools 
  • Tape Measure
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Drill
  • Saw – Optional if you have your local lumber supply cut your boards.
Lumber 
  • 1/8 Sheet of 1/2″ Plywood or MDF (2'x2')
  • 1/8 Sheet of 1/4″ Plywood (2'x2')
  • 1 – 3/4″ Square Solid Wood Trim at 18″
  • 1 – 1/2″ Square Solid Wood Trim at 18″
Materials 
  • 1 1/4″ Wood Screws
  • 5/8″ Wood Screws
  • 1/8″ Plexi with Mirrored Coating
  • 1 pkg – Mirror Clips (4)
  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List 
  • 2 – 1/2″ Ply at 2 1/2″ x 5″ Side Panels
  • 2 – 1/2″ Ply at 3 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ Bottom Panels
  • 2 – 1/2″ Ply at 3 3/4″ x 5″ Interior Panels
  • 2 – 1/2″ Ply at 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ Tops
  • 1 – 1/2″ Ply at 3 1/2″ x 4″ Vanity Top
  • 2 – 1/4″ Ply at 3 1/4″ x 5″ Back Panels
  • 4 – 3/4″ Square Trim at 8″ Legs
  • 2 – 1/2″ Square Trim at 5 3/4″ Mirror Sides
  • 2 – 1/2″ Square Trim at 2 1/2″ Mirror Top and Bottom
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

Step 1 

Build your Side Panels and attach the bottoms. Use your 1 1/4″ Screws to fasten the Side Panels to the legs and the bottoms to the legs and side panels, be sure to countersink and pre-drill. Leave 1/4″ on the Back Side to allow for the back later.

Step 2

Step 2 

Fasten the Interior Panels and the Back in place. Use 1 1/4″ Screws to fasten the interior panels to the Bottom panels and the Back panels to the Legs, use 5/8″ screws to fasten the backs to the interior panels.

Step 3

Step 3 

Fasten the Vanity Top in Place, use 1 1/4″ Screws from inside the interior panels.

Step 4

Step 4 

Add your Tops, be sure to countersink and fasten with 1 1/4″ Screws and glue.

Step 5

Step 5 

Construct your Mirror Frame. Begin by Constructing it using 5/8″ screws and then fasten the vertical pieces in place using 1 1/4″ Screws and fasten to the tops and interior panels. Then fasten the bottom to the vanity top using 5/8″ screws.

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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