How to make American Girl Kitchen Chair

Posted on Nov 22 2015 – 10:40pm
by Rudy

How to make American Girl Kitchen Chair

The kids and I have been adding a few things to our Thanksgiving Feast Scene and getting more dolls ready to join in on the fun.  Since the American Girl Table and Chairs set we are using only comes with two chairs, we had to add several of our handmade chairs to the mix.  It’s much like a normal Thanksgiving where so many family member come that you need to bust out the extra seating.  Anyways, in doing this for the dolls it hit me that we never posted our plans for the chairs! Sometimes we have so many crafts or builds going on at once, that once a project is complete we forget to publish the post.  Sounds crazy I know.  This post has been sitting here just waiting for the right time to be posted.  Better now than never right?!  We hope you enjoy these plans and make many chairs to accommodate all your dolls for all the big doll family gatherings!

Step 1:

Cut the seat out for the chair.


Step 2:

Make front of the chair by attaching the legs with the supports.


Step 3:

Add the back legs to the chair by nailing the side supports in place.  Use diagram below for reference.


Step 4:

Repeat step 3 for the remaining back leg and side supports.


Step 5:

Add the back supports as pictured below.  You will use wood glue and nail in from the sides.



Step 6:

Take the seat that you already cut and add it to the chair.  Use wood glue and you can also nail into place.  Just be sure to Spackle all the nail holes so it looks finished when you sand and paint it.

***Important***Please do not post, upload or sell these plans.  These plans are property of and are offered here for free.  If you want to share these plans with a Facebook group, website, blog, or friend, you can simply link back to this post.  Thank you.

How to make American Girl Kitchen Chair was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

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

  1. Denese
    November 18, 2016 at 4:45 am –

    what is the thickness of the wood for these?


  2. CherryPiper
    February 7, 2016 at 6:38 am –

    I really like these chairs. But could you make plans for a kitchen table to go with them?

  3. Lolly
    December 14, 2015 at 8:08 am –

    What size is the frame wood ? 1″ x 1″?? I see that the back supports are 3/4″ X ?. What thickness is the wood for the seat? Love the chair.

  4. Miri
    November 23, 2015 at 2:14 pm –

    Love this, but I don’t have a table!

  5. Olivia Wilson
    November 23, 2015 at 1:59 pm –

    How long did it take you to build these (once you had the plans figured out) and how much did these cost you to make? My dolls don’t have Chairs. The just sit on boxes with a shirt on top to cover them, but they always fall off because there’s nothing to lean their backs against.

  6. Renee G
    November 23, 2015 at 10:09 am –

    what kind of wood did you use and what sizes did you start out with, thank you!!

    thanks for sharing!

  7. Emma
    November 23, 2015 at 6:33 am –

    Do you think you could do it with something more than wood like cardboard and if yes please make a tutorial