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Doll Bunk Beds



For the past few weeks our 3 year old daughter Madison has been asking us to build her "bunking beds" for her dolls. She loves her dolls so we knew it would get a lot of good use so we decided to pull the trigger. I went with a simple design and made templates for the details. We made this one out of MDF however I do think that if I had to do it over again I would go with plywood. Nevertheless, that girl loves the bunk beds for her dolls and I'm sure they will be around for a long time!

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

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      The first step was cutting out the boards. First ripping them down on the table saw and then cutting them down to length on the miter saw.

    2. Step: 2

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      Next I applied the templates to the boards that would make up the headboards, footboards, and front rails using spray adhesive. Then cut the details out on the bandsaw. This could also be done using a jigsaw.

    3. Step: 3

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      Now I assembled the headboard and footboard using RapidFuse wood glue and 1-1/2" brad nails. Prior to this step I decided to paint each piece however, I wouldn't recommend this because the paint ended up being the weak point when trying to glue up the joints.

    4. Step: 4

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      Then I assembled the beds the same way, using wood glue and brad nails.

    5. Step: 5

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      Finally, I used wood glue and brad nails to for the final assembly. Fill the nail holes with wood filler and paint as desired.

Comments (3)


  • Those dolls are going to get a nice nap in their new bed!
    By RYOBI Nation, on September 6, 2017

  • Where is the PDF for the bunk beds
    By Bigkypoppa, on September 6, 2017

  • The link is in the description. Right above the video.
    By Rogue Engineer, on September 6, 2017

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Doll Bunk Beds

by Rogue Engineer
Aug 21, 2017
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For the past few weeks our 3 year old daughter Madison has been asking us to build her "bunking beds" for her dolls. She loves her dolls so we knew it would get a lot of good use so we decided to pull the trigger. I went with a simple design and made templates for the details. We made this one out of MDF however I do think that if I had to do it over again I would go with plywood. Nevertheless, that girl loves the bunk beds for her dolls and I'm sure they will be around for a long time!

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1
    Huge 9163ab8f 9fa6 4060 a8ba 0e0e5a254ba4

    The first step was cutting out the boards. First ripping them down on the table saw and then cutting them down to length on the miter saw.

  2. Step: 2
    Huge 59c9aab8 7ac9 4ec5 b85c bbfd2a994f56

    Next I applied the templates to the boards that would make up the headboards, footboards, and front rails using spray adhesive. Then cut the details out on the bandsaw. This could also be done using a jigsaw.

  3. Step: 3
    Huge 58c7599d fdf2 40c0 afe4 6d7817c57b94

    Now I assembled the headboard and footboard using RapidFuse wood glue and 1-1/2" brad nails. Prior to this step I decided to paint each piece however, I wouldn't recommend this because the paint ended up being the weak point when trying to glue up the joints.

  4. Step: 4
    Huge 4b740373 fd98 4cd6 992f 219961313c37

    Then I assembled the beds the same way, using wood glue and brad nails.

  5. Step: 5
    Huge a511eb0d 9908 47b9 ab86 0eb66826f8df

    Finally, I used wood glue and brad nails to for the final assembly. Fill the nail holes with wood filler and paint as desired.