|Project by KelSnake||posted 11-23-2014 02:10 PM||832 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
It’s tough to build everything on the list sometimes, ...and sometimes you can get creative and catch up on the ones missed.
Having a daughter I always have wanted to make her a doll house, but the sad reality is that I missed the timing of when she was in the playing with dolls stage, bad dad.
Anyway, she was about 8 years old and one day when we were chatting about things she would get excited about having made for her and she told me that “it’s never too late dad”, lol, well that just about melted my heart right there.
I realized that if I were to make a doll house that it might end up in a storage room in a year, so I decided to blend the doll house with something practical, say like a book case.
I kept the design pretty simple and straight forward and made the very top section look the most like a house. I cut little windows into each gable end and one half of the roof lifts up and folds back over the other half. Once you do that you can fold down the balcony for play time. The whole piece is only about 48” tall, just right for a 9 year old.
I made this from what ever Red Cedar I could scrounge up from around the shop. I had originally had wood hinges on there, but I didn’t use strong enough wood (or thick enough material) so they broke soon after finishing it. Since the birthday party was the next day I ended up putting metal hinges on instead.
When it was all finished, I painted some details on the outside to jazz it up a bit.
Well, she loves it very much and it warmed my heart to be able get this one in under the wire.
-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~ http://www.woodlockplans.ca