We got the first floor put together! If you look closely at the picture, you can see the dowels sticking up at the top some of the walls. We placed the dowels around the perimeter mostly. The underside of floor 2 has holes corresponding to the dowels positions seen here. The dowels won't be glued … Continue reading Doll House: First Floor!
It's fun thinking about how to add some details to the doll house to make it look more realistic. I used trim to create panels for the front door. There are three windows in the house. I'm adding lattice board to the inside of the window edges, to give them a clean look. I'll probably … Continue reading Doll House Build: Little Details
I have a few woodworking tools but not enough to be able to cut the 4'x8' sheets of plywood by myself. I'd love to have a table saw at some point, but for now my circular saw, a long metal ruler, some clamps and two pair of hands will do. I bought three sheets of … Continue reading Doll House: Construction Begins
https://youtu.be/aitcj1tqIXU After deciding what type of doll house we want for our American Girl dolls, I put pencil to paper and drew up house plans. Before buying any lumber or cutting any wood, I knew I needed to test out the plans in some way. I cut up a bunch of leftover foam core board … Continue reading Doll House: Making a Mini Prototype
The girls' small play space has recently become overrun with doll stuff, specifically American Girl dolls. We've had a Bitty Baby or an American Girl doll in the house since 2008 and we've gotten by with minimal minimal doll accessories that could be stored away in a few storage bins. Until now. Recently, Tessa (7) … Continue reading We’re building a dollhouse!