Doll House for a 5 year old

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Project by hunter71 posted 10-14-2012 11:41 AM 1581 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I first have to thank fellow LJ Mike Fritz for his inspiration in making this design. I was after the “cute” look for this house. Another thing I wanted was a staircase where dolls could actually seem to move up them. The Cedar limb just looked right there too. Wall paper, wains-coating and the kitchen just seemed to add to the build. The friends that picked it up will take it to NC for Christmas for their 5 year old granddaughter. Now they asked for furniture. All I said is …...........I’ll see.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-14-2012 12:06 PM

Yea, you’re probably on the hook for the furniture. You don’t want someone else putting their stuff in your house.

Really nice project. I’m sure she’ll like it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#2 posted 10-14-2012 12:47 PM


The house is beautiful! You did a nice job on it. I know you will most likely make a few items of furniture to add to its interior. I’m surprised that you didn’t make a few small trucks and a garage to put them in. Just kidding! I think your house will be a huge hit with the little one just the way it is.


-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 10-14-2012 01:17 PM

If that 5yr old would have been looking up at you with that request, we know the answer would have been a
definite yes. Very nice looking doll house, with a great interior and roof. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#4 posted 10-14-2012 01:57 PM

Way to go Doug.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#5 posted 10-14-2012 02:08 PM

what a great build

sure to bring joy

could you come
and finish my house

-- 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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#6 posted 10-14-2012 02:31 PM

now thats a excellent dollhouse!great job.she’s gonna have a wonderful christmas.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#7 posted 10-14-2012 08:11 PM

Any child would love this, especially a 5-year old. Nice work.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#8 posted 10-15-2012 10:27 PM

Nice house, and nice trucks to drive. Fantastic

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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