A Frame Dollhouse

Submitted by Ana White on Fri, 12/08/2017 - 09:47
Difficulty
Intermediate
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How to build an A Frame Dollhouse free tutorial by ANA-WHITE.com

A Frames are making a comeback in a big - and little - way.

This adorable DIY A Frame dollhouse is made with plywood scraps and a few basic power tools.  

The free pattern to build your own is below.

This free woodworking plan is brought to you are part of a series that Jaime Costiglio and I team up on each Holiday season called Handbuilt Holiday.  We celebrate the season of giving by giving you a new, free gift plan every Friday in the weeks leading up to Christmas.  

If an A Frame dollhouse doesn't fit your Christmas list, don't worry, we've got dozens more plans in this collection available here.

You'll find the free pattern below - do grab it and build!  

And make sure you go through Jaime Costiglio's build tutorial for lots more photos and tips.

Happiest Holidays!

Ana

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR BUILD POST AT JAIMECOSTIGLIO.COM

Dimensions
Suitable for 4" dolls - dimensions shown above

Preparation

Shopping List

1/4" plywood panel 24" x 48"

3/4" plywood 18-1/2" x 24" 

1 - 1x3 @ 18-1/2" long

Common Materials
3/4 inch finish nails
1 1/4 inch finish nails
120 grit sandpaper
Cut List

2 - 3/4" plywood pieces, 15-1/2" x 17" - cut into triangles as shown in step 1

1 - 1x3 @ 18-1/2"

1 - 3/4" plywood @ 18-1/2" x 8-1/4"

2 - 1/4" plywood @ 18-5/8" x 22"

1 - 1/4" plywood @ 22" x 16"

 

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

Instructions

Step 1

With a jigsaw, cut out sides as shown above.  You can change window cutouts but leave the 3/4" edges and second floor horizontal piece.

 

TIP: Drill holes to start cuts with a drill bit sized just bigger than your jigsaw blade.

Step 2

Attach 1x3 and loft floor to the A Frame sides.  You can use pocket holes or screws or 1-1/4" nails (or longer) and wood glue.

NOTE: 1x2 shown in diagram has been altered to 1x3 to allow roof side to close easier.

Step 3

Cut roof out on one side to allow roof to fold down.  

Attach 1/4" plywood panels to the sides of the 3/4" plwyood with 3/4" brad nails and wood glue.

Step 4

Nail bottom to 3/4" plywood edges.

 

Step 5