If you have made the American Girl TV and the American Girl DVDs, it is time you make this awesome American Girl TV Console to go with them!  It’s a great place to put your doll’s TV on and store the DVDs.  I also like it because I can see all the DVDs.  They don’t have to be put away where you can’t see them.  Let’s face it, we made it, we want to display it!

Shopping list:

1 – 1/2’’ @ 1’ x 2’ (Plywood or any 1/2’’ piece of wood)
1 – 1/4’’ @ 11’’ x 9’’ (Plywood or any 1/4’’ piece of wood)
Wood Glue
5/8’’ Nails for 18 Gauge Nailer

Cut List:

1 – 1/2’’ @ 8’’ x 3 3/4’’ – Top of Console
2 – 1/2’’ @ 8’’ x 3 1/2’’ – Sides of Console
1 – 1/2’’ @ 7’’ x 3 1/2’’ – Bottom of Console
1 – 1/2’’ @ 6” x 3 1/2’’ – Console Shelf
1 – 1/4’’ @ 9’’ x 6 3/4’’ – Back of Console


18 Gauge Nailer
Tape Measure
Miter Saw
Table Saw
Hearing Protection 
Safety Glasses 
Sanding Block

Step 1:

Attach one side of the console to the bottom.  Use wood glue and nail into place.

Step 2:

Attach the opposite side to the bottom piece.

Step 3:

Attach the top piece to the two sides.  You will leave 1/2″ overhang on each side.  The front will overhang and the back will be flush with the sides.

Step 4:

Attach the back piece.  Use wood glue and nail into place.

Step 5:

Insert the shelf.

American Girl TV Console was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

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

    1. Sydney
      October 17, 2016 at 4:25 pm –

      i made the cds, iphones/ipads, newspaper, build-a-bear, mcdonalds, harry potter books, and minion coloring book. My brother loves playing dolls with me, and we don’t evn have a boy doll! he is 4 though.

    1. grace
      November 7, 2015 at 2:12 pm –

      love it! i made mine out of cardboard though but my dolls love it!

    1. Katie
      June 18, 2015 at 2:15 pm –

      So amazing! You are the craftiest person ever! My mom forgot to buy the coloured ink for the printer so I’ll have to wait a while to make my DVDs!

    1. Aglvr
      May 24, 2015 at 2:07 pm –

      I made some CD’s for my friends birthday and she loved them along with the T.V.

    1. Aglvr
      April 3, 2015 at 4:51 pm –

      We made this and it’s AMAZING!! We made the Cd’s and found the T.V And of course the console.

    1. Aglver
      January 23, 2015 at 5:24 pm –

      I made this and the C-D’s and it’s soooo cute! ?

        • Rudy
          January 24, 2015 at 8:22 am –

          That’s awesome! I’m sure your dolls love it.

    1. Adrienne
      December 17, 2014 at 9:04 am –

      I’m curious if the TV console in your picture is the same dimensions as what you used in the instructions. I just built this and it looks a lot longer than yours!

        • Rudy
          December 19, 2014 at 10:46 pm –

          Adrienne, ahh! Thanks for pointing that out! The instructions are correct, I just used the wrong photo. Sometimes when I make several projects at once they blend in. Whoops, so sorry. I will update the picture asap. It’s still a great piece to have!