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Building Furniture for American Girl Dolls.

I design high quality doll clothes for American Girl Dolls. I have been selling on Line for10 years. See my clothes at CSB Sews on Etsy.


Create Doll Furniture for your American Girl Doll

You can expand playtime for your child and her doll by creating a doll-sized room. Perhaps her own bedroom, fancy closet, etc. You are only limited by your imagination. Many people would like the fun and satisfaction of building furniture or creating furniture accessories for their American Girl or other 18 inch doll. Making doll furniture could involve everyone in the family, from Dad in his workshop, mom in the sewing room, and you little girl "decorating" a room. There are many resources available to the you. I hope after you view these links, you will be inspired to explore more and create your own doll furniture and accessories. And for those of you that are not so "crafty", I've enclosed links at the end of my lens to some special shops selling doll furniture.

Dollhouse for an 18 inch Doll


Books - Building Doll Funiture

Here are two books for building doll furniture for your American Girl Doll (or other 18 inch doll). The books include layouts and detailed instructions. The reviews for these books indicate that they are for the experienced woodworker with a good work shop.

Here is the review for the above book (Making Furniture for American Girl Dolls and Other 18 Inch Dolls -3rd Edition) voted "most helpful" by Amazon buyers: I really like this book. Great patterns and easy to follow text for making high quality furniture that can be past on to future generations. If you do not have a well equipped shop, don't bother buying this book.

Be Inspired by Queen Mary's Dollhouse

Dream a little!! I love Queen Mary's Dollhouse. This book may offer inspiration to you as you build "living spaces" for your American Girl Doll. Queen Mary's Dolls' House is a doll's house built in the early 1920s, completed in 1924, for Queen Mary, the wife of King George V. It showcased the very finest and most modern goods of the period. Later the dolls' house was put on display to raise funds for the Queen's charities. It was originally exhibited at the British Empire Exhibition, 1924-1925, and is now on display in Windsor Castle, at Windsor, Berkshire, England, as a tourist attraction, especially to people with an interest in miniature houses and furniture.

Queen Mary's Doll House


Video - Creating 18 inch Doll Furniture and Accessories - Video Instructions

I've included two You Tube videos to get you started. If these aren't exactly the instructions that you need, there are many more on You Tube.

Video - Bunk Beds for your Dolls

How to video.

Creating Furniture and Crafting Accessories

  • Woodworking Doll Furniture Plans
    This Do-it-yourself projects category features a collection of DIY woodworking plans to build many types of doll baby cradles and related doll-sized furniture from woodworking related web sites. The woodworkers construction information found on these
  • eHow - How to Make 18 Inch Doll Furniture
    Most popular fashion dolls for girls use 18-inch doll furniture. The furniture can also work for some types of small baby dolls. Making your own 18-inch doll furniture is an artistic and cost-effective activity. The small size makes the project quick

Shopping for Doll Furniture

You can shop at American Girl Stores and on Ebay for 18 inch doll furniture. But if you can't find your special item there, at a price you want to pay, look at these sites. And don't forget many woodworkers sell their handmade furniture on Etsy.

  • Handmade Doll Furniture at Etsy
    All types of handmade doll furniture for your 18 inch doll.
  • Amish Handmade Doll Furniture
    Our Amish Furniture is made in smaller-sized family-owned shops that are non-electric, but have power driven machinery. We visit many Amish friends and Amish Furniture and toy makers weekly socially and for business. All fitting of parts, finish sand

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© 2012 Carolyn Bennett

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dyparker1 on August 25, 2018:

Will you share your plans for the doll house shown, please? What is the size of the rooms?


Debbie Parker

Brian Stephens from France on March 04, 2014:

Actually looks as though you need to be quite skillful.

Takkhis on February 14, 2014:

It is actually a great idea! I would like to build dolls furniture.

tonyleather on December 23, 2013:

Very instructive ans informative lens! thank you!

Carolyn Bennett (author) from Longview, Washington on October 14, 2013:

@Stephanie36: Thank you..

Stephanie from Canada on October 14, 2013:

My Dad loves building dolls furniture. Great lens!

Carolyn Bennett (author) from Longview, Washington on October 04, 2013:

@PlumberJorge: Thank you so much.

PlumberJorge on October 04, 2013:

Wow, you are very creative. Great lens.

Elis173 on April 15, 2013:

Great lens!

CruiseReady from East Central Florida on May 22, 2012:

What a great resource, and a fabulous companion page to your All American Doll Clothes sites!

VictoriaHolt on May 11, 2012:

The furniture to purchase is so expensive! Thanks for sharing ways to do it cheaper.

VictoriaHolt on May 11, 2012:

The furniture to purchase is so expensive! Thanks for sharing ways to do it cheaper.

Steve Dizmon from Nashville, TN on May 08, 2012:

Interesting Lens.

Skylermeyer2012 on March 14, 2012:

furniture and other baby stuff for your child can help boost their creativity .. Great lend... I liked..

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