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Barbie Dollhouse #3: First floor walls erected

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Blog entry by rogerw posted 1263 days ago 3676 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Had a productive past few days and got all the walls cut out and erected. Here are a few pics of the progress.

Cut some shallow dadoes to locate the walls into their locations

The ceiling for the first floor had to exactly match the floor so this was done before erecting the walls using a flush trim bit in the router and the floor as the pattern.

Now that the ceiling is done the walls go up.

For these next 3 shots I layed the ceiling in place. It gave this house a real look.

This pic is from the right-front corner looking on to the front porch.

Standing in the kitchen looking into the dining room.

Standing in living room looking towards front door. Dining room is through the door on the right.

A little perspective to the size of this thing. (and yours truly)

Next phase is fabricating the first flight of stairs, kitchen cabinets, wainscoting, and living room fireplace, internal painting, doing all the door and window trim, and installing the flooring.

See you then…....

-- >> 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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David Craig

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#1 posted 1263 days ago

Impressive build, not used to envying Barbie :) I liked the picture of the front porch. With the vantage point, it lined up nicely with the neighbor’s real house and I had to do a double take. If that was the intent, you succeeded.

Thanks for sharing,

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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davidroberts

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#2 posted 1263 days ago

Looking really good. I bought a kit once. The thing was a monster. It warped and I couldn’t get the pieces to fit properly. One is on my bucket list. I vowed to just build my own for my grandkids, some day, when I have one, or two.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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rogerw

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#3 posted 1262 days ago

David Craig… thank you. no it was not my intentions for that shot to turn out like that but it does look cool. this is going to be a nice house for a plastic doll. (at least in my head it will be lol)

David Roberts… thank you. yea i looked at some kits and just wasn’t all that impressed with what it was so i ended up finding a house in a catalog i liked, scaled it up to barbie size, changed a few things and now i’m going to town making mounds of sawdust. thank God for Autocad. would of been a bear without it.

-- >> 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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davidroberts

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#4 posted 1262 days ago

I play around with microstation at work, but not enough to design with, mostly view and measure. and now google sketchup is all the rage, free to use and from what i’ve seen, it pretty easy to use. my son designed a shelf system with sketchup that was slightly complicated, not rocket science, but not 90 degree angles either.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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rogerw

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#5 posted 1261 days ago

yea i was watching this new house on diy network about 6-8 months ago and they were showing off sketchup. i downloaded it and installed it. i played with it a little but didn’t take the time to go through the learning curve with it. i’ve heard it is very good but there are too many differences for me to retrain myself so i’m sticking with what i know. i do use sketchup though to import my dxf files to print my drawings. for some reason my autocad doesn’t like my printer. i can print other stuff but autocad says it can’t talk to it. never figured out why.

-- >> 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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rogerw

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#6 posted 1261 days ago

retraction…. apparently it isn’t sketchup i used to import dxf files cause i went to do later on in the day and sketchup can’t do dxf files. i did it somehow through a program but can’t remember right now how.

(CRS disease)

sorry if i confused anyone 8<)

-- >> 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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