Elli's Dollhouse

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Project by Mike Fritz posted 09-06-2010 09:34 PM 1709 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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#1 posted 09-06-2010 09:45 PM

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 09-06-2010 09:55 PM

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 09-06-2010 10:01 PM

Beautiful work Mike !! Very nice detail !

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#5 posted 09-06-2010 11:55 PM

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 09-07-2010 12:16 AM

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

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 09-07-2010 07:19 AM

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,

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#9 posted 09-09-2010 05:06 AM


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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#10 posted 09-09-2010 03:47 PM

Wow, I wish my daughter Gianna had one! LOL

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#11 posted 09-11-2010 03:49 PM

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 02-23-2014 08:47 PM

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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