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Project by htl posted 03-25-2015 08:04 PM 1744 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cabin fever doll house Jan. 2015
I built this doll house this January when I was needing something to get my mind off the cabin fever.
The main frame is made from scavenged drawer sides out of a teak TV cabinet.
This was some prime grade plywood.
This house is scratch built, there were no plans just a picture of a doll house I liked and put my own spin on it.
The house was made dictated by the size of the drawers.

The ply was 6” wide so was the house.
The ply was 21” tall so is the three story’s.

The roof was such an odd shape I put it together using slats.


I used store bought shingles but they were to big so cut them in half which was great it doubled them and I needed a lot.


I tried to make a mural with the wall paper.

All the furniture was made last winter in another fight with the cooled.lol
Here is the Photobucket How to of the build.
I had trouble stopping to take pictures, it’s so hard when you get in the grove to stop for them.
http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/heretolearn7/scratch%20built%20doll%20house/story
Hope you enjoy the build.

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





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 03-25-2015 10:18 PM

Wow, you did a beautiful job on the doll house. I really like it. I am building one for our Granddaughter she can carry in the van when the are in town.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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htl

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#2 posted 03-25-2015 10:27 PM

LOL mine being made of 1/2 ply isn’t very portable.
Have seen some made with an old suit case that would work great for portability.
Thanks for the kind words.

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

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#3 posted 03-25-2015 11:45 PM

Great work! That might be the most elaborate doll house I have ever seen.

-- Art

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#4 posted 03-26-2015 12:47 AM

That’s a great looking doll house, somebody has a lucky girl! Impressive.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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htl

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#5 posted 03-26-2015 12:53 AM

Thanks AandCstyle & kenn Loved building it and having fun showing it to others.

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

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Shuja

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#6 posted 03-26-2015 09:36 AM

Beautifully made by somebody who just wanted to keep his mind off cabin fever!!
Imagine what will be he result if you are dedicated!!

-- shuja

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#7 posted 03-26-2015 10:15 AM

Wow! Really well thought out and crafted. Hope my granddaughters aren’t watching.

-- Don, North Carolina,http://www.ncdon.com Working full time at retired.

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#8 posted 03-26-2015 11:19 AM

Very cool, lots of playtime in them walls.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 03-26-2015 01:07 PM

I absolutely love this. You’ve done a wonderful job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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htl

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#10 posted 03-26-2015 01:49 PM

Thanks All!
Shuja I used to do wood working for a living and it’s a lot more fun when the pressures off for me. The house is just the start once you get it built you have to furnish it.
Which was just as much fun and a whole new challenge.
ncdon hunter71 helluvawreck Thanks It was a labor of love.

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

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Tim

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#11 posted 03-26-2015 03:12 PM

Great job and a really good idea to use the existing cabinet for the box. That way you already have the hardwood floors and frame finished.

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htl

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#12 posted 03-26-2015 06:26 PM

Tim I should have but put real oak floors in.
The drawer wood looked to new so put in oak flooring used wood glue for the finish then stained it.
The stain can’t really get in just fills the sanding marks, gives it a will worn look.
The ceilings are the drawer wood.
Thanks for looking and commenting Tim

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

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#13 posted 03-26-2015 11:18 PM

Wow! I’m guessing you’ve done this before? Looks like another one behind it?

Very nice!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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htl

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#14 posted 03-26-2015 11:34 PM

JoeinGa Thanks
This was my fourth doll house but my first scratch built.
The one behind it is one that really should be hung on the wall.
Found the boxes of parts at a thrift store where some one had opened the box tried a few things and gave up.
There was a news paper page in the box from the 1980s if I remember right.

I loved making the scratch build for one big reason, I could get away from thin flaky plywood!

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

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#15 posted 12-09-2015 10:08 PM

You are surely one skilled craftsman…love the dolls house and thank you for all the extra photos & build notes…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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