March 22, 2012 by aubreykloppers
Completed the build of 3 more of these beds…
The first white coat applied looks quite great! Thank you Ana White
Xmas and the ever-so-often question of how much to spend.
As I have 3 nieces under the age of 10 and Christmas is on the way, I decided, instead of spending a small amount on plastic toys for the girls, why not go the alternative route and make them something…
My budget this year is about R140.00/child (about $20) and about 5hours in time, thus started my new project, doll furniture. Why, you ask furniture? The simple reason that, if built well, unlike to $20 plastic toy, will be a keep-sake and could be passed down to their children.
Quick note on the difference between boys and girls:
Boys: You can give them a box and once the FORT, RACE-CAR or FIRE-TRUCK has been imagined, it will be tossed. The same with most toys, once played-out, will be burnt with magnifying glasses, put on fire or blown-up with illegal fire-crackers.
Girls: Look at your wife, sister, mom, girlfriend. You will find hidden their favorite toy from childhood hiding in some closet or ‘stashed’ away at mom’s house. It is a fact… (Side-note: If you are a grown man and still have your action-man from childhood, a sex-change is eminent!)
Now for the build: (Thank you Ana White. Referenced on another posting!)
I will finish this in white and post a picture once finished. I will build 4 of these, one for a future-reference example.