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Make a Dolls House Bed From Wooden Stir Sticks
Miniature dollhouse bed of fence pickets made from wooden stir sticks.

This junior sized bed for a dolls house is made from wooden stir sticks and built in the shape of traditional picket fence gates.

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This junior dolls house bed for a dollhouse child is made of wooden stir sticks filed into pickets using the instructions given in the miniature techniques section. The same techniques can be used to make other picket fence projects including jump sections for model horse jumps.

The bed as shown is 2 1/4 inches wide, by five inches long. A junior size for a young child just moving up from a crib. You can make the bed in a number of different sizes and styles using the techniques that follow. All the pieces (including the posts) can be made from wooden stir sticks.

To Make The Bed As Shown You Will Need :

  • Wooden Stir Sticks filed to your choice of fence picket shapes according to these instructions. I used eighteen, 1/4 inch wide stir sticks for the headboard and footboard shown.
  • Miniature File half round to file pickets as well as tenons for the mortise and tenon joins.
  • Miniature Drill to drill holes for the mortise of the mortise and tenon join.
  • PVA (white) glue
  • Four Glass Topped Sewing Pins as finials for the bed posts.
  • 1/4 inch Basswood Stock or laminated posts made from four stir sticks per post, glued together and sanded. You will need four, three inch lengths of square 1/4 inch basswood stock, or sixteen coffee stir stick lengths, 3 inches long, glued together in groups of four and sanded to square the sides.
  • Fine Sandpaper
  • Small Wood Clamps
  • Paint or Wood Finish I used a coat of Ranger Distress Crackle paint, which I painted over with white acrylic when dry, then sanded with fine sandpaper.
  • Craft Knife or hobby saw or rose pruners, or an Easy Cutter miter cutter.

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