September 04, 2019

Viking Chair for American Girl Dolls

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What you need
  • (2) 1" x 5" x 15" pieces of premium common board (got mine at Home Depot)
    The actual dimensions of the wood will be around 3/4" x 4 1/2" x 15"
  • Saw, best is a coping or scroll saw or any thing that can cut straight up and down
  • small wooden chisel (optional but very helpful)
  • Sandpaper

How to make the Viking chair
  1. Cut two pieces of 5" wide wood to a length of 15" (could be a little shorter if you don't want it to go that high to the doll's head).
    Sand all sides and corners.
  2. Measure 4" from one end of the board and draw a horizontal line.
    Mark center of that line (center of board).
    Then draw a second line parallel to the first line 3/4" further away or the width of the board if it is not 3/4" wide up to center of board.
    For easier cutting of the cutout, I sawed the two long, straight cuts with a coping or scroll saw, then used a wood chisel to break out the cutout but you can saw it just as well.
    Repeat for the other board.

  3. Slide the two boards together in the cutouts, forming a cross

  4.  You could decorate the backrest with Viking wood carvings or round the back rest corners.
You are all done !!!

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