Lydia Doll Bed: A How-To

I’ve seen Lydia doll bed props sell on Etsy for hundreds of dollars. But they’re easy to do for cheap if you have a lot of scraps lying around. The only thing I had to buy for this was one stick of trim and four mini spindles. It’s quick to build and is just the right size for American Girl or 18″ dolls so it makes a great gift. I’ve built one before, but this time I made note of my measurements and took process shots so I could provide a tutorial! Read on below to see the process:

Cut List:
2 – 2×2 @ 11″ (headboard legs)
2 – 2×2 @ 7″ (footboard legs)
3/4″ ply @ 13″ wide by 4 1/4″ tall (footboard)
3/4″ ply @ 13″ wide by 8 1/4″ tall (headboard)
2 – 1×2 @ 13″ (top of headboard and footboard)

5 thoughts on “Lydia Doll Bed: A How-To

  1. this is great! on step 3 how are the headboard legs attached to the headboard piece? you mentioned glue and nails but not sure where you are placing the nails?

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