Viking Table for American Girl Doll

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Overall dimension: 10 1/2″ x 24″ x 11″

On this table the table legs can be easily removed for easy storage !!!!

What you need (got all my wood and hardware from Home Depot)

  • 1″ x 4″ x 6′  premium common board for parts A
  • 1″ x 3″ x 6′  premium common board for parts E
  • 1″ x 2″ x 6′  premium common board for parts C
  • 1/4″ x 2″ x 36″ for parts B and D
  • Wood glue
  • Various sized drill bits
  • (16) #8 2″ long wood screws (I used decking screws since that is what I had)
  • (4) #6 Tee-nuts (1/4″ long)
  • (4) #6 Pan head machine screws 1″ long
  • (4) #6 washers
  • (24) #4 flat head wood screws 1/2″ to 3/4″ long
  • Masking tape (optional, to hold pieces in place)
  • Rotary too like a Dremel
  • wood stain (optional)

Cut wood to the following size
Sand all pieces and optionally stain or paint them.
  • A:  (3)  1″ x 4″ x 24″
  • B:  (2)  1/4″ x 2″ x 9 1/2″
  • C:  (4)  1″ x 2″ x 8 1/2″
  • D:  (4)  1/4″ x 2″ x 2″
  • E:  (4)  1″ x 3″ x 8 1/4″ (you can cut those 1″ shorter if you want the table to be hip high but then the bench needs to be shortened as well)

How to make the Table
  1. Take all three pieces A and glue them together along the long sides to create the table top.
    Hold them together with masking tape until glue has dried.
  2. Take one piece C and glue two pieces D to either end on one side (bottom side).
    Repeat with another piece C and the remaining two pieces D. Optionally you can use masking tape to temporarily hold pieces in place while glue dries. Set both aside for the glue to dry.
  3. Take two pieces E and glue them together along the long side.
    Use masking tape to temporarily hold the pieces together. Set aside for glue to dry.
    Repeat for the remaining two pieces E.
  4. Take one of the glued pieces E and glue in the center of one of the glued pieces CD from step 2.
    Use masking tape to temporarily hold in place. This will create part of the table leg.
    Repeat for the other pieces E and CD.
  5. Pre-drill (4) holes from C into both E pieces with a drill bit just a little smaller than your 2″ wood screws and taper the hole edges with a larger drill bit.
    Use (4) 2″ long wood screws to attach pieces E to C.
    Repeat for the other table leg.
    Set both table legs aside for later use.
  6. Take a piece C and a piece B and center them. Use some masking tape to keep them aligned.
    On piece C put a centered mark 3/4″ from end. Repeat on the other end.
    Drill a hole at each mark through both pieces B and C. Keep taped together.
    Repeat for remaining piece B and C.
  7. This is just a recommended step but I can’t drill holes in the exact spot on all sides, I need to mark which BC pairs go together and in which direction. To do that, open the masking tape and fold B and C open like a book. Mark with a pencil on the “open pages” both “pages” with the number 1 (make sure you know what is up on your 1!).
    Repeat for the other BC pair, marking it with the number 2.
  8. Widen holes on both pieces B with a 1/4″ drill bit so that the Tee-nut fits into the whole.
  9. Take table top (glued pieces A) from step 1 and align pieces B on wrong side of table top
    1 1/2″ from the ends.
    Mark the holes on table top (marked in red on picture), then set table top aside.

             

  10. Hammer Tee-nuts into the holes on pieces B from the side that does NOT have the number 1 or 2 written on it. Set aside
  11. Take rotary tool and create an indentation on each of the hole marks on table top (A) large and deep enough that the head of the Tee-nut fits in it and so that piece B sits flush with A.

           

  12. Glue pieces B onto table top and align Tee-nut heads so they fit into the indentations made in the previous step.
    Pre-drill holes with a tiny drill bit for the small #4 flat head wood screws. Each piece A should be attached with 4 screws to each piece B.
    Your table top is done.

       

  13. Take one of the remaining pieces C from step 7 and center on table legs created in step 5.
    Have the number one written in pencil face up.
    Pre-drill holes and taper the edges, just as was done in step 5. Make sure the screws sit flush with the wood surface.
    Repeat for the other table leg and piece C.
    Your table legs are done.
  14. Now you have the table legs and table top as you can store them when table is not used.
    Let’s get to the assembly.
    Take one of the machine screws and add a washer to it.
    Align table leg 1 with the table top part B that is marked 1 and screw table leg to table top with machine screw and washer.
    Repeat for the remaining 3 screws and washers.
    Your table is done. When you want to store the table, just remove those 4 machine screws and washers.
Your table is done.
Check out the tutorial for the bench that goes with this table!

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