American Girl Dollhouse

Submitted by Ksnyder112 on Sat, 12/27/2014 - 07:54

I made a few changes from the plans but the size remained the same ( which is huge!!).I used birch plywood for the frame and MDF 1x2 for the faceframe and window and door trim. I would reccommend cutting the windows and doors 1/8"-1/4" smaller and using a router with a flush trim bit with a top of bottom bearing. Clamp a straight edge along the window and door openings to trace with the bearing of the router bit. For the roof I used tougue and groove 4" beadboard made of pine. I used 10' lengths because of the 49" width. They were actually a better price than the regular 1x4 pine. The beadboard adds a little detail the the ceiling of the 3rd floor. It also gives a shingle-like appearance on the flipside with the textured spraypaint. The pieces on the front are 2.5" wide. I also filled the ends with wood putty to hide the exposed groove. 

Estimated Cost
100-150
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Birch, MDF, Pine
Finish Used
Sherwin Williams wood primer then satin paint. I would reccomend spraying the house with a hvlp spray gun to save time. The Roof I used the textured spray paint. For the flooring I used polyshades by minwax. It is a stain with polyurethane mixed together. It took 3 coats for the desired appearance.
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

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