A Frame Dollhouse

A Frame Dollhouse
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How to build an A Frame Dollhouse free tutorial by ANA-WHITE.com

A Frame Dollhouse
A Frame Dollhouse

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!





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A Frame Dollhouse

A Frame Dollhouse
Suitable for 4" dolls - dimensions shown above


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"


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


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