How to make wooden toys for girls. Woodworking plans to make wooden toys for girls are not common, so I decided to have a go at making a few designs.
All of the plans listed below are included in the free digital download at the bottom of the page.
Four dollhouse projects in total, all slot together construction all of them two storey designs including a bonus Barbie doll size.
Three doll size rocking horse projects you can make. Easy scroll saw project for beginners.
A collection of four easy scroll saw patterns to make two types of tables, a rocking chair, and a footstool guaranteed to amuse
Most of the doll bed designs I have seen involve the use of a table saw. I tried to make a design using stock timber, but I still had to use a router to cut the slots.
You can read more about how to make a doll bunk bed here.
I was inspired by a few of the fairy tale type princess carriages to make one myself. Dare I say it is a work in progress, but you can have a look anyway.
Starting with this fairy tale coach for dolls. (click on the link to download the free plans in a new window.)
Here is a list of tools I used for this project. Clicking on the links will take you to eBay shopping channel, where you can see what's available and choose the best for yourself.
The most common tool is of course the electric power drill, but even more handy is the battery powered cordless drill.
This project could be regarded as a scroll saw project. I used an entry level version.
I used a 12 inch disc sander to make the wheels as described in the plans to build this fairy tale coach.
A set of drill bits to suit the size of dowel, at least two sizes, one for a loose fit and one for a snug fit.
The photo shows a doll made from 19mm dowel, so I drilled two holes in each of the seats. This means this doll coach can carry four passengers.
If you want to do the same, I used a 22mm spade bit to drill the holes. A Forstner bit is also a popular choice if you can get one, and probably a lot safer to use.
The disc sander is used to make the wheels as described below.
To make this this prototype I used 3mm MDF backing board, but the wheels are made from 6mm MDF. I think it would be a much better idea to use 6mm MDF or plywood instead.
The seats are made from 19mm pine stock. You will need a piece at least 200mm long and about 40mm wide.
Also 6mm or 8mm dowel, about 500mm long should be enough.
Nothing unusual about this project, simply cut out the parts and glue them together.
If only it was as easy as that. If you are a seasoned woodworker, you would no doubt have your own way of doing things.
For what it’s worth, here is a short description of how I made this doll coach.
Using a scroll saw, I stacked two pieces for the sides and the chassis using double sided tape. A piece of paper glued in between also works well.
To make the wheels, this time I stacked four pieces and cut out a rough circle.
To make them round, I used a 12 inch disc sander. Have a look at the jig I made for making large diameter wheels. The link will open in a new page.