Doll house

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Project by dgom posted 11-17-2012 05:02 PM 2201 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this doll house for my oldest daughters 4th birthday. The house beams and all the furniture are made from birch that I reclaimed from some pallets. The flooring is made from scrap pieces of laminate flooring from out kitchen and the roof tiles are made from some scrap Masonite pieces I had at hand. I used some wallpaper scrap that I saved when we remodeled our house for decoration of the different rooms.
I’m thinking of adding lighting (LEDs powered by a cell phone charger) in the future.

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#1 posted 11-17-2012 06:21 PM

Nice job. She’ll get years of use out of that!

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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#2 posted 11-18-2012 10:09 PM

Hello “dgom”
I am currently building a dolls house for my grandaugher, and I wondered where you got the items to fit it out.
Figures photos, and the items like those on the shelf then all the furniture which you did not hand make.



-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 11-19-2012 12:47 AM

That’s so sweet :) Another idea into the bucket-list!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#4 posted 11-19-2012 08:59 AM

Thanks for all your kind comments!

Everything in the pictures except the dolls is hand made.
Most of the furniture is easily made by preparing miniature square stock that is cut to length and glued together. I did generally not need to use any clamps, just added glue and assembled all the parts an let to dry.
The pictures on the walls are shrunk images found on the Internet and then printed on a color laser printer and glued on some thicker cardboard colored with a marker pen. The small items on the shelfs are just small wood pieces on which i glued shrunk images (color laser printed) of real products like detergents, pasta, canned corn, etc. The bottles (Coke and bleech) and the tin cans are made on the lathe. This also goes for the floor lamp. I think that the dolls can be found in any well sorted toy shop.

Yesterday I had to do some serious repair on the bookshelf. My youngest daughter probably sat on it so it disintegrated totally. I glued it together and added a back to it to increase stability. Hopefully it will now better withstand rough treatment.

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#5 posted 11-19-2012 09:28 AM

It’s beautifull. Lucky kid.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 11-22-2012 12:17 PM

Ingenious work, very creative. Simple soft shapes and great touches of colour with bits of realism make this a real winner. Thanks for showing us a master class in imagination to match any little girl’s. Good goin Dad.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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