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Forum topic by nate22 posted 05-31-2011 08:11 PM 1698 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-31-2011 08:11 PM

My brother and his wife just had there first baby friday and I was thinking of making her a doll house sometime. Although she won’t be playing with it anytime soon. I was seeing if you guys knew where I can find plans for a doll house. Or if you guys have made one and would share the plans. I could go to a box store and buy one but I don’t want it to fall apart the first time she uses it. And comments or ideas are appriciated.

-- Gracie's wooden signs. Middlebury, In.


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#1 posted 05-31-2011 08:18 PM

Here are a few I found online:

http://www.letsbuildadollhouse.com/
http://www.woodworkersworkshop.com/resources/index.php?search=FREE%20DOLLHOUSE%20PLANS
http://www.thewoodcrafter.net/proj/p40.php
http://www.dollhousedesigns.com/

Hopefully one will help you out. Another route would be to design and build it yourself so it would have a more “personal” touch.

Good luck with it and post pics as you go. We love pics here.

-- They say many people die because of alcohol. They never realized how many of them are born because of it.

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#2 posted 06-03-2011 04:36 PM

designed my own. It’s barbie doll size and was built for my grand daughter. it’s posted here in my projects.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/48887

good luck.
roger

-- >> 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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#3 posted 06-04-2011 03:14 AM

nate,

i looked at some of these kits from the links in post #1. they must be mighty proud of those kits cause they sure want a lot of money for cheap, thin wood that wouldn’t last long for a kid. not to mention you can see the tenons sticking through the outside walls from the internal floors. yea real nice! just my humble opinion.

you obviously have some time so look around, find the things you like, and design your own. that’s what i did. you can see my 3D model in my blog. you don’t need fancy software to do it. a few sheets of printer paper, a couple pencils, and a big eraser. i just happen to have access to autocad. was asked to do it day after this past christmas and delivered it the 21st of may. so it don’t take all that long. considering.

hell, go out and look at real houses. if you live in an area with some nice architecture you have a lot to choose from. for me in central florida there wasn’t much to choose from. the only thing they know how to design around here is that spanish contemporary crap… no imagination.

any way you decide, have fun!

roger

-- >> 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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#4 posted 06-04-2011 05:11 PM

Thanks for the replies. I will more than likely design my own then it will also be more special to her. I design everything else I make so why not this.

-- Gracie's wooden signs. Middlebury, In.

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#5 posted 06-04-2011 06:51 PM

sounds like a plan!

-- >> 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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#6 posted 06-04-2011 11:40 PM

For one thing, build it to a scale of 1”=1’-0”, as dollhouse furniture is usually built to that scale. Hobby Lobby has a large selection of furniture to that scale. They are located in most large cities. They also carry materials for building walls roofs, etc. If I were building it, I would start with 1/2” plywood for the base and use 6mm Baltic Birch plywood for the walls. One wall is left loose to gain access to the play interior. Try to build for strength, make sure there are no SHARP corners or edges. Double wall construction would be good as there is electrical wiring that can be incorporated for plug-in lamps. Doll houses can be simple or very elaborate; all depends on your skill and effort. Good luck!

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