The top drawer looks like it has two drawers but is all one drawer, the handles are screwed inside the drawer and have great tiny details.
Here are the screws holding the handle.
The dolls hand easily fits into the opening and is able to pull the drawer out.
The drawer is lined with velvet fabric at the bottom.
The drawer slides out easily but is not able to come out.
The drawer is 2 in deep and almost 9 in long. The handles are almost 2.5 in long.
Bottom Drawers- Two bottom drawers are located right underneath the top drawer and have plenty of room to store Rebecca's accessories and other items.
On the end of the sideboard at each side is a nice scallop pattern.
The door knob is held in place with a screw. The doors are able to open straight out but cannot go any farther.
The pieces of wood at the top (not sure what they are called) stop the door from going in...
As well as two half circle indents, on the bottom of the two doors is a half circle that fits easily into the indent, holding the door in place.
Rebecca's accessories can fit inside, although the door will not shut. The doors are about 5 inches tall and 4 1/2 inches wide, the door knob is about 1/2 inch long. The inside is about 4 inches deep and 4 inches wide.
Shelves and top-
On top of the sideboard is a small narrow shelf, with a small fleur-de-lis in the middle.
The top is similar to the scallop pattern on the edges of the sideboard.
The carved fleur-de-lis adds a great, simple touch and is a focal point. After taking pictures of this I picked it up to take it back to Rebecca's room and I discovered the decoration turns! It's kind of funny to move around although it only looks right if it is facing up. :) Before I forget this decoration is about 1 inch long and I inch wide.
I love the carved decoration! This looks really nice and helps balance out the rest of the sideboard. It is about 4 inches tall.
The dolls hand can easily reach the top shelf, which I find awesome as this will be great for pictures and photo stories.
The dolls hand also looks very natural resting on the top of this, too.
The top of the cabinet is about 5 inches wide and 11 inches long.
On the back of the sideboard is the American Girl name, I love this so much rather than the annoying tags as this is barely even noticeable. I also noticed that the back of the sideboard is all on piece, I just wanted to point that out. :)
Way to be a rebel, Saige.
Clearly she did not like that remark ;)
An American Girl doll is not able to bend over to get into the lower cabinet but by sitting on the ground can easily reach an arm in.
But, with slight bending the doll can reach the bottom of the top drawer, in this picture Saige is standing up straight, though.
Hmm...Maybe I could put a tv their...
Sorry for the delay in posting this, at the end of Tuesday this post was almost halfway finished and instead of rushing to finish it I decided to wait. If you have any questions about the sideboard feel free to ask! Unfortunately Around The Dollhouse will not be posted tomorrow, instead I will be posting my AGPC entry.
Thanks for looking,