This Christmas my daughter inherited my childhood dollhouse! And if you are a long time reader, you have heard about this ongoing project to decorate the dollhouse, make furniture and pretend doll food for it! This week I figured out a way to make a wooden doll couch and chair for it – without cutting wood or using nails! I’m no carpenter, but this is super easy using wood you can find already cut in your local Home Depot or any hardware store!
Below you will find the steps I used to quickly and easily make this couch and chair for my daughters 12 inch dolls (Barbie, Disney Princess dolls etc). FYI – the couch shown here could easily be used as a chair, for a larger sized American Girl Doll!
~How to make a Wooden Doll Couch & Chair~
(This is how the furniture looks done)
STEP 1: You need to find the “trim and casing” aisle of the hardware store it will look like this…
-Notice how all of these would pieces are already cut? Some even painted for you? It’s awesome.
STEP 2- For the couch I bought (2) Small Base Blocks for the arms at $2.26 each. And (2) longer Casing Base Blocks for the seat and back of the couch at $3.38 each. I also purchased Liquid nails. For the chair you see above, I used 4 identical sized Rosette Casing Blocks at $1.06 each!
STEP 3- Arrange your blocks in front of you like this…
STEP 4- Stand up the blocks in place and you will see your couch! Now you just need to glue!
STEP 5- I wanted my seat to be slightly off the ground so I glued it into the middle of the side arm pieces. I waited for the liquid nails to dry completely on one side before turning it over to the next side to glue.
STEP 6- Just paint and decorate your furniture anyway you choose! I painted it and then made some little cushions out of packing foam and a pajama my daughter had grown out of! Have fun!