Wood Doll Pram or Stroller

DIY Doll pram or stroller made from wood scraps. 

Author Notes: 

 

Happy Halloween!

No tricks, just treats today!!!

As you know, I've been teaming up with the super star talented Jaime from That's My Letter on a holiday series we call Handmade Holidays, to bring you a new, free gift plan every Friday for the twelve weeks prior to Christmas.

Just to recap - here's a few of the awesome project's we've shared with you (this year and last) -

      

 

Yes, you read that right - this is just a few.  You can check out our growing collection of Holiday plans here.

And today, we are adding another awesome plan that you can make!

You know those wood doll prams that sell for big bucks?

Well, check out what used to be wood scraps -

Yup, practically free!

And just perfect for a baby doll

I've partnered up with Jaime from That's My Letter on this post, so you'll find my plans following, but make sure you first go check out Jaime's building post with lots of construction photos and tips!

See you back here for the plans!

Have a great weekend!

XO Ana

 

Shopping List: 

4 - 5" rounds or store bought wheels and bolts

1 - sheet of 1/2" plywood @ 24" x 24" (available in project panel section of hardware store)

1 - 1x10 @ 36" long

1 - 1x2 @ 36" long

1 - 1" dowel @ 7-3/4" long

1 1/4 inch finish nails
1 1/4 inch pocket hole screws
wood filler
Tools: 
measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
jigsaw
compound miter saw
nailer
sander
General Instructions: 

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!

Dimensions: 
Recommended for toddlers
Cut List: 

2 - 1/2" plywood @ 19-1/4" x 12" (sides of pram - will be cut out with jigsaw)

1 - 1x10 @ 9-3/4" - long point measurement, one end cut at 20 degrees off square (front of pram)

1 - 1x10 @ 5" - long point measurement, one end cut at 20 degrees off square (back of pram)

1 - 1x10 @ 13-3/8" - long point to long point measurement, both ends cut at 20 degrees off square, ends are NOT parallel (bottom of pram)

5" rounds or store bought wheels

2 - 1x2 @ 16" long

1 - 1" dowel cut at 7-3/4" long

 

Step 1: 

Transfer side pattern on to your 1/2" plywood.  Cut out with jigsaw.  Copy and create a second side.  Sand the two together so edges match.  Drill holes through both sides for the wheels at this step (sized for your hardware).

Step 2 Instructions: 

Build the pram bottom and ends with 3/4" pocket holes on underside.  

Step 3 Instructions: 

Attach sides to the bottom and ends with glue and finish nails.  

Step 4 Instructions: 

Install wheels to sides through predrilled holes.  For more details on Jaime's wheels and how she installed them, please go here.

Step 5 Instructions: 

Use 1-1/4" screws to attach handle inside the pram, and attach dowel to the 1x2s.

Preparation Instructions: 
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
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Bench that Converts to Toddler Table

Convertible toddler table bench- DIY plans

Author Notes: 

Hi everyone!

Meet Corey!

Hi everyone, my name is Corey from Sawdust 2 Stitches, and I have a problem. I can’t leave well enough alone...
The best therapy usually involves a variety of power tools. So, in the few "spare" moments I am not entertaining my two beautiful, rambunctious, boys, I can typically be found hunched over a sewing machine and/or covered in sawdust. All in the efforts to create a perfect balance of aesthetics and practicality in our home.

You may recognize a few of Corey's projects -

Crib mattress swing - that can be used inside or out

Ikea cubbies into apothecary cabient

 

Convertible table - from bar to dining room!

And Corey has found another means to make her small kitchen work harder!!

 I don't have a huge kitchen, so  I find it imperative to utilize all the space  I have.  I always thought it would be fun to have a little kids table, but it just wasn't a very practical choice . Well, I came up with a solution that allows me  to have my  "cake and eat it too."  I give you... a bench.... that when turned on its side becomes a kids table, complete with seating. 

How genius is this?  A Bench, that flips on it's end to convert to a toddler table!

Okay, so here's the deal - I've got simplified plans for this convertible bench/table below - but Corey's has done some really nice work notching out her boards and has put together an awesome building post of this project - so you'll want to go check that out first.  That's if you haven't already clicked over to one of her awesome other projects!

And then take a second to follow Corey so you don't miss any of her new projects -

  https://www.facebook.com/Sawdust2Stitches
  http://www.pinterest.com/coreydecker/
  http://instagram.com/sawdust2stitches/ 
  https://plus.google.com/u/0/+coreydeckersawdust2stitches/

See you back here for the plans following!

XO Ana

Shopping List: 

2 - 2x8 @ 8 feet long

1 - 2x10 @ 6 feet long

1 - 1x2 @ 6 feet long

2 inch screws
2 1/2 inch screws
2 1/2 inch pocket hole screws
wood filler
Tools: 
measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
compound miter saw
sander
countersink drill bit
General Instructions: 

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!

Dimensions: 
Dimensions shown above
Cut List: 

4 - 2x8 @ 17" (sides or legs)

2 - 2x8 @ 36" (end or bench top)

3 - 2x10 @ 17" (top and seats)

2 - 1x2 @ 17" (cleats)

1- 1x2 @ 31 -1/2" (back cleat)

1 - 2x8 @ 17" - one end cut at 45 degrees off square (table support)

 

 

Step 1: 

First attach the side and back 2x8 boards to each other.  Do this with the pocket holes hidden on the inside, facing upward along the top edge of the bottom boards.  The cleat and the seats will hide.

Then you can attach the back to the sides/legs.  You can do this again with pocket holes or countersink 2-1/2" self tapping screws from outside.

Step 2 Instructions: 

Now add the cleats 1-1/2" down from center seam, with 2" screws and glue.

Step 3 Instructions: 

Attach seats on top of cleat.  TIP: You may also wish to pocket hole seats into sides and back with your Kreg Jig set for 1-1/2" stock using 2-1/2" pocket hole screws.

Step 4 Instructions: 

Finally, build the table portion by attaching the angled 2x8 to the remaining 2x10 tabletop piece.  This can be done with pocket holes on underside (recommended) or by attaching through top (screw holes can be filled).  Then attach the entire piece to the back of the project, with either pocket holes or countersunk screws from outside.

Preparation Instructions: 
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
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Kids Art Center

DIY Kid's art center plans from ana-white.com

Author Notes: 

Hi everyone!  Happy Friday!!

And happy Handmade Holidays!!!

Christmas is just 8 weeks out!  But Jaime from That's My Letter and I are already thinking of awesome things that you we can help you make for your kids this year, without breaking the bank.  Not to mention giving a gift that is unique, locally made, and made with love.

You can check out all of our previous Handmade Holiday posts right here. 

Whether your kids love legos or coloring or crafts, Jaime and I wanted to add a play table that included storage for easy access to toys and craft supplies, and also easy clean-up for Mom's sanity.  Not that sorting legos with a baby trying to eat them would drive you crazy, would it?

 

Every home and every family is different, but Jaime and I both loved the idea of having a bookshelf next to the play table for easy storage.  So we created a tabletop that is integrated into the bookshelf.

 

We designed the project around a single quarter panel (24x48 inches) as the tabletop (available at most hardware stores off the shelf) to make cutting easier.  This fits three kiddos nicely.

We'll also be sharing plans for those cut DIY chairs later this week, so check back for those!!!

 

Well, you better get building, my elf friends!  So here's what to do:

 - Go visit Jaime from That's My Letter here for lot more photos including construction photos and tips/tricks

- Check out the plans below and cut list/shopping list

- Build and enjoy and please share when you are done!

 

XO Ana + Family

 

Shopping List: 

12 feet of 1x12 boards

4 feet of 1x3 boards

2 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long

1 - 2x2 @ 4 feet long

1 - 3/4" plywood or project panel 48" x 24" (available off the shelf)

 

 

 

1 1/4 inch screws
1 1/4 inch finish nails
1 1/4 inch pocket hole screws
wood filler
Tools: 
measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
compound miter saw
nailer
sander
General Instructions: 

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!

Dimensions: 
Suitable for 3 children, table height is 21"
Cut List: 

BOOKSHELF

2 - 1x12 @ 32" (Sides)

2 - 1x3 @ 24" (Top)

2 - 1x2 @ 24" (Bottoms)

3 - 1x12 @ 24" (Shelves)

2 - 1x2 @ 11-1/4" (Cleats)

 

TABLE

2 - 2x2 @ 20-1/4" (Legs)

2 - 1x2 @ 46-1/2" (Side Aprons)

1 - 1x2 @ 21" (Front Apron)

1 - 3/4" plywood or other tabletop @ 24" x 48" (tabletop)

Cutting Instructions: 
Step 1: 

Attach bottom and top boards to the two side 1x12s.  3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws and glue are preferred but you could also attach with 2" countersunk screws from outsides of 1x12s with glue.

Step 2 Instructions: 

Attach shelves next, with the top and bottom shelves on top/bottom of boards from step 1.  Recommend attaching first with pocket holes, than glue and nailing into the 1x2s/1x3s.

Step 3 Instructions: 

Attach cleats to inside of bookshelf with 1-1/4" screws or nails and glue.

 

This completes the bookshelf.

Step 4 Instructions: 

Now, the table.  Drill 3/4" pocket holes on ends of end apron, and one end of side aprons. Attach to legs, flush to inside, with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws and glue.

 

TIP: Also drill 3/4" pocket holes facing upward in aprons for attaching tabletop in next step.

Step 5 Instructions: 

Attach tabletop - you can do this with glue and nails from top or through pocket holes drilled in previous step. 

Make sure aprons are inset 3/4" all the way down.

Step 6 Instructions: 

Table then can just rest on the cleats.  You can also secure table aprons to cleats with screws.

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Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
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