Grace’s Bakery Shelf • DIY

Posted on Feb 22 2015 – 5:43pm
by Rudy

Grace's Bakery Shelf

Grace’s Bakery Shelf

If you are following along with us in the project of Grace’s Bakery, you might want to get your tools out and ready!  Here is another piece to add to the collection.  It is Grace’s Bakery Shelf that hangs on the wall.  It has an open front and shelves to store dishes, ingredients, or yummy treats.  The only thing tricky about this project is cutting the face to match the authentic American Girl one.  That’s okay though because I provided you with a printable that will guide you.

As always, once you are done creating this, spackle, sand and paint!  The real one is white an it has a black design on it. You can create the design with a black paint marker.

Links to all of Grace’s Bakery Plans

Shopping list:

1 – 1/2’’ @ 1’ x 2’ – You can use Plywood.

Wood Glue

1 – 5/8’’ Nails for 18 Gauge Nailer

Cut List:

1 – 1/2’’ @ 10 1/16’’ x 8 1/16’’ – Follow Step 2 for cutouts

2 – 1/2’’ @ 7 1/2’’ x 1 3/4’’ – Sides of Cabinet

4 – 1/2’’ @ 7 1/16’’ x 1 3/4’’ – Top, Bottom, and Shelves for Cabinet


18 Gauge Nailer

Tape Measure

Miter Saw

Table Saw

Hearing Protection

Safety Glasses


Sanding Block


Jig Saw or Scroll Saw

Step 1:

Attach the sides of the cabinet to top and bottom.  Nail into place and then insert the shelves.  Be sure to use wood glue before you nail.


Step 2:

This step is optional. You can do a plain rectangle face or you can follow the printable and use a scroll saw.  Place the printable on your wood, trace to wood, and then use as a guide. Grace’s Bakery Shelf Printable **Make sure you print to fill entire page.

Grace's Bakery Shelf


Step 3:

Glue and nail the face on to the cabinet.  You might want to paint the inside before you do this step.

Do not forget to leave a comment!

Grace’s Bakery Shelf • DIY was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

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

  1. Joni
    April 29, 2016 at 5:19 pm –

    You mean I don’t have to pay for expert advice like this an?omrey!

  2. Anthony
    November 10, 2015 at 6:48 pm –

    Do you have the capability to provide this template for graces bakery shelf in a 3D format for 3D printing?

    • Rudy
      November 11, 2015 at 4:49 pm –

      I don’t ?

  3. Anthony
    November 1, 2015 at 1:18 am –

    I to would purchase one if possible.

  4. Meredith
    October 20, 2015 at 6:18 pm –

    Hi – Just curious if you also make any copies that you are willing to sell (even unpainted) thanks!

    • Rudy
      October 21, 2015 at 7:08 am –

      I usually don’t build to sell.

  5. judy
    March 17, 2015 at 3:52 am –

    Awesome. Can’t wait to see the finished product.

  6. Phyl G
    March 2, 2015 at 6:33 pm –

    Thanks for answering my question. I was having trouble with the link also.

  7. Ann
    March 1, 2015 at 5:01 pm –

    Tried fit to page where directed; however it did not work.

    • Rudy
      March 1, 2015 at 5:24 pm –

      Let me check it real quick

    • Rudy
      March 1, 2015 at 5:28 pm –

      Sorry about that. The link should be fixed now.

  8. Phyl G
    February 27, 2015 at 2:39 pm –

    I have a question for Rudy. Are you using 1/2″ material because that is the closest in thickness to the actual cabinet that you are copying? In the pictures the thickness of the original looks closer to 1/4″. But of course it is hard to tell anything from a photo. Thanks for all of your information!

    • Rudy
      February 28, 2015 at 7:51 am –

      I have found that American Girl frequently uses offset sizes, like 3/8″. So, what I try to do is make it as close in size I can from the piece I am replicating, but also making sure people who do build it can with regular tools. Most of the sizes I use you can just buy off the shelf at Home Depot without having to plane down to size. If you try to use 1/4″ wood, it would be very hard use a regular nail gun, you would have to use a pinner nail gun. Hope that helps!

  9. Sally Sand
    February 22, 2015 at 6:25 pm –

    Love it!