So, this Sankranthi was indeed special with our first Bommala Koluvu/Doll display. Friends throughly enjoyed visiting our home to view the dolls. Few were handmade, few store-bought and many of other dolls are something that I have been collecting from different places I visited.
As most of my toys were small and less in quantity, it took a while to decide on the size of the display stand. Well, for my husband who is engineer by profession it was a cake walk.
Here is the Kolu stand he built. Top most -3 ft ; Middle – 2ft; last step – 1ft
So all we did was walked into Lowes Home Improvement store and picked 2(comes in bunch of 4)- 3ft square Baluster and 1 – 24inch wide particleboard. The staff was incredibly helpful and had offered free wood cutting. We had one bunch(4) of 3ft square Baluster cut into 2ft each leaving 1ft piece from each of them and 24 inch board into 3 equal pieces.
So in total you need:
8 inch – 3 boards
3 ft – 4 legs
2 ft – 4 legs
1 ft – 4 legs
Tools required are:
Make an inch markings on the board like shown below and drill holes.
Drill hole to the legs too and screw them using wood nails.
And here it is after displaying the dolls 😀
Isn’t that fun, easy, quick and economical project. With tools on hand the total budget is $30.
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and if you have the tradition of doll display for Dushera and need a display stand save it 😉
Have a great day!!
- Before you build the stand, display your dolls on floor randomly to get an estimate width of the steps.
- Keep in mind the weight of the dolls you have, as it helps in deciding the material of the board.
- Make sure you carry tape to the store.