|Forum topic by ellen35||posted 10-16-2013 11:17 AM||1431 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
10-16-2013 11:17 AM
This is so out of my realm that I’m appealing to my friends at LJ for some guidance.
My landscaper and friend has asked me to help him (that should read – make it while he helps me) make a doll house for his daughter. She is designing it now and he is “sending the plans to Santa”. I will have the expert help of my friend Lorna (moonls here on LJ) but I’d love some advice on what to use for wood… 1/2 inch plywood, 1/4 inch ply ? What to use for the sides, what to use for interior walls, what to use for the roof?
I am trying to make sure this is a “ranch style” that won’t require a second floor as that would completely throw me into a panic! The kid wants a 5 bedroom McMansion but I told him nothing more than 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, a bath and a living room. He can purchase the little toilets and sinks as I haven’t the slightest idea as to how to make them. He can also paint everything himself.
I’m conscious of the weight of something like this. She wants it Barbie size and he wants it for some of her smaller dolls. (Oh god… help me on this… I’ve never owned a Barbie!!)
So… if you can suggest the thickness of the plywood for each part and any other suggestions, I’d appreciate it… and no, I will not go out and buy a Barbie… I’d rather have a new saw blade! I know there have been many doll houses on LJ and I’ll be looking at them too. (I keep hoping that she’ll decide she wants a saw blade instead of a doll house too!)
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