Walnut & Cherry Doll Bed - fits American Girl dolls

doll bed made of cherry and walnut

This wooden doll bed is made of Wisconsin Walnut and Cherry with Hickory dowels for strength and contrast. The slightly whimsical design has proven a favorite. Dad can stand inside so don't worry if children do. Inside it measures 20 inches by 12 inches; sized for your American Girl or any doll. I have made this doll bed for over 35 years and the design has evolved over that time. Back in the 1970's it began with vertical bedposts. Two or three years later acting on a vague design idea I tried splaying the posts at the angle you see in the picture. Somehow it looked better to me and I never returned to straight bedposts. The angled joinery is trickier, but I think the resulting doll bed is worth the trouble.



This morning, I went to wipe my hands on a tea towel, and while I was using it, it seemed like it felt a bit light. I unfolded it and realized my daughter had cut little bits out of it to make frocks for her dolls!

Emma Thompson


"William wanted a doll.
He wanted to hug it and
cradle it in his arms..."

So begins Charlotte Zolotow's quietly revolutionary book --- still selling briskly decades after its publication in 1972.

Charlotte Zolotow



Some people talk and talk
and never say a thing.
Some people look at you
and birds begin to sing.

Some people laugh and laugh
and yet you want to cry.
Some people touch your hand
and music fills the sky.

— Charlotte Zolotow

(from All That Sunlight, 1967)



Walnut & Cherry Doll Bed


Doll Beds ship FREE to 48 U.S. States

My customer, Jenne Dunham of Sonoma County, made these photos.

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J. Dunham Photography • www.jdunhamphotography.com • 707-703-9793

Dear Mr. Linck,

The doll bed you made for me has arrived. I am very pleased with it. The workmanship is beautiful. My whole family admires it. This will be passed down as an heirloom in my family.

With best wishes, Bliss

Dear Sir,

I really like your business. Your toys are smoothly sanded and cut. Your wood is nicely polished with oil. I think the clacker we purchased from you is really cute. Every toy that you make is very well put together.

Your business is wonderful and I hope your business continues to go well in the future.

Yours Truly, Tripper, age 8

Approaching a tree we approach a sacred being who can teach us about love and about endless giving.  She is one of millions of beings who provide our air, our homes, our fuel, our books. Working with the spirit of the tree can bring us renewed energy, powerful inspiration, deep communion.

Druid Tree Lore

The best friend on earth of man is the tree.  When we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources on the earth.

Frank Lloyd Wright

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John Michael Linck - Toymaker - 2618 Van Hise Avenue - Madison, Wisconsin 53705

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Telephone ( 608 ) 231 - 2808

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