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Dolls bed

Create this easy-to build doll’s bed for hours of playtime enjoyment.

Resene Toys and Games with Mark Rayner - Project 17

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Clean cloth, Hammer, Paintbrush, Panel pins, Pencil, Piece of unpainted wood (ours measured approximately 90mm x 20mm x 420mm), PVA glue, Resene Aquaclear gloss, Resene Colorwood testpot of Resene Red Beech, Ruler, Sandpaper, Saw with mitre box

To get the look: Mark painted the background table with Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Kingfisher Daisy.

Other ideas: For a bright red finish use a Resene Colorwood testpot of Resene Red Pepper.

Step 1
Step one
Mark the length of wood into three pieces measuring 100mm, 120mm and 200mm long.
Step 2
Step two
Use the mitre box and saw to cut the wood at accurate right angles.
Step 3
Step three
Lightly sand the wood and smooth any rough edges, then wipe off any sanding dust with a clean cloth.
Step 4
Step four
Measure and rule a line across each of the smaller pieces of wood, 50mm from one end.
Step 5
Step five
Use these pencil lines as a guide to assembling the bed, as shown. Fix with PVA glue and panel pins.
Step 6
Step six
Apply one coat of Resene Red Beech to the bed, brushing in the direction of the grain, and allow to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply one coat of Resene Aquaclear gloss to the bed and allow two hours to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply two more coats of Resene Aquaclear gloss to the bed. Again, allow two hours for each coat to dry.

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