Barbie Dollhouse #1: Designing Stage

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Blog entry by rogerw posted 01-17-2011 09:03 PM 3028 reads 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a Dollhouse I am designing for my grand-daughter for her barbie dolls. The scale is 1/6. It’s dimensions are 48” wide x 35” deep x 57” tall. I am currently in the designing stage of this project using AutoCad. Here are a few views of the 3D model. Looks like this will be fun to build and I am looking forward to it. The model does not show any details such as window shutters, siding, etc. that I plan on adding to the finished product.

I have priced the wood for this and it looks like I will be able to do the framing for around $150, give or take.
The trim, including door and window casings, baseboard, etc., well thats a guess at this point, but probably that much again.

Here are a few isometric views. The roofing has been omitted for better views of the attic.

The fireplace will have a picture hanging over the mantle that measures 4” tall x 3-1/2” wide. This will be a picture of me and my wife. (grandpa and grandma)

-- >> my shop teacher used to say "do the best at everything you make for your mom because you're going to see it for the rest of your life!" <<

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#1 posted 01-18-2011 04:45 AM

This is GREAT!!

I mentioned this to project my wife, who has saved every Barbie from her childhood. She hoped that one day she could share them with a daughter, but alas, we have 4 boys and she is pregnant with our 5th son. She just tearfully said to me, “Can I call him Grandpa?”

You are going to make a little girl very very happy.

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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#2 posted 01-18-2011 10:48 AM

Very Cool!
My youngest granddaughter and I build a two story for her 6th birthday. She drew the plans, both floor plan and front elevation. I had very little to correct other than one of the roof lines.
We still need to apply all the beach agates to the foundation (stone foundation) that I got from a buddy of mine.
Tons of fun!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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