American Girl Grace Thomas Bed

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    American Girl Grace Thomas Bed

    Posted on Dec 29 2014 – 6:50pm
    by Rudy



    American Girl Grace Thomas Bed

    There is a lot of excitement for Grace Thomas to make her grand appearance!  She will be here in a few short days and I wanted to make sure she felt welcomed in her new home.  From what we know about her, she will not have a specific bed.  So, the first thing to prepare for her was to make a unique bed.  I love that this bed has posts, but not too tall.  And the headboard and footboard have just the right amount of roundness!  It is simple, yet elegant.  I am still debating if I want to add little Eiffel towers on it.  I didn’t want to go overboard with them, so I will hold off for now until her entire room is decorated.  If you are planning a big welcome for Grace Thomas, her bed is the perfect start!

    Shopping list:

    1 – 1×2 @ 8’

    1 – 1×8 @ 6’ (Leftovers)

    1 – 1/4’’ @ 2’ x 4’

    Wood Glue

    3/4’’ Nails for 18 Gauge Nailer

    1 – 1 1/4” Kreg Jig Pocket Screws

    Cut List:

    2 – 1×2 @ 7’’ – Footboard Legs

    2 – 1×2 @ 10’’ – Headboard Legs

    2 – 1×2 @ 18 1/2’’ – Side Mattress Support

    1 – 1/4’’ @ 19 1/4’’ x 6 1/2’’ – Mattress Support Board

    4 – 1×2 @ 6 1/2’’ – Bottom of Headboard/Footboard & Support for Mattress Board

    1 – 3/4’’ @ 6 1/2’’ x 6 1/4’’ – Headboard

    1 – 3/4’’ @ 6 1/2’’ x 3 1/2’’ – Footboard

    Tools:

    Kreg Jig

    18 Gauge Nailer

    Tape Measure

    Jig Saw

    Miter Saw

    Table Saw

    Hearing Protection

    Safety Glasses

    Pencil

    Sanding Block

     

    Step 1

    Using the pocket holes, screw in the 6 1/2″ headboard mattress supports to the headboard legs on both sides.  Repeat this step for the footboard legs.  

    Step 2

    Attach the headboard legs and footboard legs by screwing in the 18 1/2″ side mattress supports

     

    Step 3

    Add the remaining two 6 1/2″ mattress supports to the 18 1/2″ side mattress supports.

     

    Step 4

    Insert the mattress support board.

     

    Step 5

    The cut for the headboard is 3/4’’ wood @ 6 1/2’’ x 6 1/4’’.  6 1/4″ is the measurement for the top center of the headboard.  If you want the arch, you can draw a line from the top center to the right side.  Repeat for the left side.  Or, you can use something as a guide.  I used a bowl.  The headboard will not be screwed into place with a pocket hole, but nailed into place instead.

     

    Step 6

    The cut for the footboard is 3/4’’ wood @ 6 1/2’’ x 3 1/2’’.  The top center of the footboard is 3 1/2″.  If you want it rounded you can follow the instructions in step 5.

     

    Step 7

    Spackle the nail holes.  Sand the entire bed.  Prime and paint the color of your choice.  Add cute Paris themed bedding!

    American Girl Grace Thomas Bed was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy


    14 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

    1. Baylei
      January 24, 2016 at 4:27 pm –

      I want a bed now

    2. Baylei
      January 24, 2016 at 4:25 pm –

      I wanted a bed for grace Thomas

    3. Jan Dimmery
      April 28, 2015 at 3:57 pm –

      I have Grace and want bedding for her do you have a video?

    4. Cathy
      March 30, 2015 at 2:42 pm –

      I found the fabric at Hobby Lobby.

    5. Taylor
      January 25, 2015 at 1:27 pm –

      Her bedroom is so beautiful

    6. Alexys
      January 16, 2015 at 6:46 am –

      Love the Eiffel tower fabric!

    7. Susan
      January 11, 2015 at 7:14 pm –

      I love the Eiffel tower next to the bed. I also like all the other ones you have. Where did you get them? I love all your ideas!!

    8. Jacqueline
      January 6, 2015 at 4:59 pm –

      I love this idea. I will be trying to do the bed out of foam board. I love that eiffel tower fabric and the colors of the bed. Great job!

    9. Maggie
      January 4, 2015 at 7:34 pm –

      Where did you get that big Eiffel tower that is next to the bed?

    10. Michelle C
      January 4, 2015 at 7:47 am –

      This is just adorable!! I think we might have to make one for our Caroline doll!! Super cute!!

    11. rebecca
      December 31, 2014 at 7:08 am –

      I am so excited for Grace. As i will be purchasing her later in the new year, I will clear a space for her in the dolly bedroom.

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