Farmhouse Dollhouse

Submitted by Ana White on Thu, 11/07/2019 - 09:29
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Farmhouse dollhouse
Farmhouse dollhouse
Farmhouse dollhouse
Farmhouse dollhouse
Farmhouse dollhouse

Give a special gift this year and handcraft your own Farmhouse Dollhouse.  Not only will it be extra meaningful since you made it, but you can save a lot and customize it.

This woodworking plan is part of our Handbuilt Holiday series - where Jaime Costiglio and I team up to give you a new free gift plan every Friday in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
 

This farmhouse dollhouse was buolt and photographed by Jaime.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS AND BUILD POST

Dimensions
farmhouse dollhouse dimensions woodworking plans
Dimensions shown above

Preparation

Shopping List
  • (1) 24" x 48" piece of plywood or MDF 1/2" thick
  • (1) 24" x 24" piece of plywood or MDF 1/4" thick
  • 1x2 scraps
  • Small dowel pieces for the deck 
  • We recommend hot glue or craft glue for attaching smaller pieces - especially if the pieces have been prefinished
Cut List
  • 2 - 1/2" plywood @ 9-1/4" x 16-1/2" - floors
  • 2 - 1/2" plywood @ 9-1/4" x 16-1/8" - to edge cut at 35 degree bevel, longest point measurement - walls
  • 2 - 1x2 @ 10-1/8" - long point to short point measurement, both ends cut at 35 degrees off square, ends ARE parallel
  • 1 - 1/4" plywood @ 17-1/2" x 21-7/8" - dollhouse front
  • 2 - 1/2" plywood @ 10-1/2" x 11-1/2" - long point measurement, one end cut at a 35 degree bevel
  • 1 - 1x2 @ 6" - deck 
  • 1 - 1/2" plywood @ 6" x 1-1/2" - deck railing top
  • 7 - 1/4" diameter dowels @ 2" long
Cutting Instructions

cutting diagram for farmhouse dollhouse plywood

Cut the 1/2" plywood as shown above in the diagram.  First cut off 10-1/2" from one end.  Then cut two strips, 9-1/4" wide x approximately 37-1/2" long from the remaining piece.

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Drill
Circular Saw
Jigsaw
Miter Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander

Instructions

Step 1

Attach sides to floors with either 1-5/8" trim screws (or similar) or 1-1/4" brad nails and glue.

Step 2

Attach top of rafters together with 1-1/4" brad nails or the 1-5/8" trim screws (or similar).

Then attach the rafter ends to the walls.

Step 3

Place the dollhouse on the 1/4" plywood and trace the outline of the dollhouse.

Cut out with a jigsaw or circular saw.

Cut out windows with a jigsaw.  TIP: First drill a hole with a large drill bit to give you a spot to start your jigsaw bit.

Step 4

Glue and nail the roof pieces to the 1x2 rafters.  

Step 5

Build the deck with a 1x2 for the deck, and 1/2" plywood scrap for the top of the deck railing.  

Drill holes with 1/4" drill bit, 1/4" deep in both the deck and the railing piece, and attach dowels with glue.

Attach entire deck with railing to the dollhouse front, use glue and screws from the back.

Step 6

Window trim can be cut out with a jigsaw or scrollsaw from leftover 1/4" plywood scraps.  

Once you get one pattern done, repeat for remaining windows.

Glue to front of dollhouse.  Hot glue is preferred, or craft glue.

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