In my original blog post of the dollhouse there weren't any great photos of the furniture, so I staged a little photo shoot with better close ups of each piece. I don't have any documentation of the building process since Brent made them several years ago, but I'm hoping with the dimensions provided and the photos, one could replicate the pieces. As a side note, Brent built most of this furniture out of birch or cherry.
In magical Barbie world, everyone has twins, so Brent built these little matching cribs.
Dining Room Table & Chairs
Barbie isn't doing anything if she isn't entertaining - which meant we needed a table for six.
These chairs are sturdy enough to hold Barbie and her friends in an upright position IF they have the types of legs that bend at the knee. But really, unless Barbie has had too much to drink, her booty is not tipping out of these chairs.
Chair dimensions are 6" tall by 2 1/4" wide and depth is 2 1/2". The height of the seat is 2 1/2".
Table dimensions are 4 3/4" tall by 5 3/4" wide by 8" long. Brent made the top first and then tacked each of the four legs to it. The skirting was added last.
The dresser dimensions are 6 1/2" tall by 7 3/4" wide by 2 1/4" deep.
He started this piece with a solid block of cherry. The grooves that give the appearance of drawers were made with a table saw. To create a space for the four legs, he cut a dado/rabbit out of the four corners of the block with the table saw. He then glued the legs in and glued the top on.
Dimensions for the coffee table are 2 3/4" tall by 3" wide by 8" long.
Here again, to make the cushions, I covered some foam in scrap fabric.
The back of the couch is cut at approximately a 10 degree angle, which would mean the arm was also cut at 10 degrees. The seat and the front of the couch are two pieces nailed and glued together.
If I was really good with a sewing machine or hand stitching, I would have made way too many throw pillows for the sofa and bed - just to make Ken mad.
Dimensions for the bunk beds are 10" tall by 6" wide by 14" long.
Queen Size Bed
The mattress is a piece of foam wrapped in a scrap of receiving blanket.
If you flip the bed over, here's what you see.
If you're attempting to build your own furniture for some Barbie dolls, hopefully these images will be useful. We're always happy to answer questions if you get stuck and need some help!