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Project by Mike Fritz posted 1320 days ago 1437 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this dollhouse for my first grandaughter Elli’s 7th birthday. I made all of the molding and many of the enhancements to the original kit. It was a timely project, but totally worth it. Definitley a labor of love.

-- Mike Fritz, Verona, NJ





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OttoH

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#1 posted 1320 days ago

Wow Mike, that is a very intricate Doll House! The moldings must have been quite a challenge to make. It is a fantastic job on the entire house and I am sure she will treasure it always.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#2 posted 1320 days ago

what a great gift .

a real labor of love !

and you didn’t have to crawl around on scaffolding ,
or ladders !

well done .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 1320 days ago

Beautiful work Mike !! Very nice detail !

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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#4 posted 1320 days ago

Stunning!

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littlecope

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#5 posted 1319 days ago

Wow, Mike, when can I move in??
Fantastic Job, my Friend!! Welcome to Lumberjocks!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#6 posted 1319 days ago

Exquisite detail and great craftsmanship. Very impressive! Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 1319 days ago

What a great granddad you are. I am sure she will treasure it forever!

Now you will have to make some furniture etc to go with it!!! :-)

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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lightweightladylefty

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#9 posted 1317 days ago

Mike,

What a lovely home! I can only imagine how much work it was. I made one for my granddaughter about ten years ago and it took me forever! . . . and it was not even close to the mansion that yours is. All of your details are just perfect.

If you haven’t already seen it, check out Lis' dollhouse blog. You might find it of interest.

Welcome to LJs and thanks for sharing.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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siouxcitysioux

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#10 posted 1317 days ago

Wow, I wish my daughter Gianna had one! LOL

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souichiro

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#11 posted 1315 days ago

All I can say is WOW, Mike. Very well made, she’s a very lucky little girl. I’m sure that she’ll love it! I can’t wait until my daughter is a bit older so I can make her one. Every time that I bring it up, the idea get shot down by my better half. Where did you get the kit that you started with?

-- Dale, Oregon

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#12 posted 54 days ago

Spectacular house!!

What scale is it?

I’m planning on making one for day daughters but am really struggling with what scale to use. 1:12 seems most common and thus the easiest to furnish, but would result in a HUGE house!

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