building a house...a DOLLhouse

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Blog entry by BB1 posted 03-02-2016 01:46 AM 694 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

When our niece mentioned that her daughter (our grand niece) would like a dollhouse, how could we not give it a try.  Searched the web for plans and ran across one at that looked to be within our skill level.  We have adapted some aspects, including: *  used 1/2 inch baltic birch plywood for the floors (rather than 3/4 inch)
  • since we used 1/2 inch plywood, I made a ledge for the floors on the side pieces (rather than using pocket screws as in the original plan) and glued the plywood in place – added a few supports to ensure it is solid  
  • we used 2×4 for the main frame to make it more sturdy as we need this to endure a 600+ mile journey from our home to theirs
  • we did not glue the walls on each floor in place but rather did screws from underneath
  • I made dados to hold the side walls in place and glued in place(rather than nailing)
  • I made the stairs as more of a ladder
  • my husband cut the “roof” on the scroll saw

As in the original plan, I used scrapbook paper as wall paper.  Lot’s of color and a Disney theme.  For some of the left-over scrapbook paper, I ended up making little stands with various Disney characters so she can play with those in addition to whatever dolls or stuffed animals she already has.  

This is getting close to completion.  Just need to apply some poly.  Overall, quite please with how it turned out.

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#1 posted 03-02-2016 03:17 AM

Very cute and colorfull
Love that it’s open all the way around.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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