Delight your children with this modern dollhouse! Customize to suit your child's needs.
The dollhouse has grown up.
I'm not saying I don't still love traditional dollhouses with their detailed wallpaper and shutters. But a simple, fully accessible dollhouse like this one might be the toy for your smaller child or children - and I say children, because I can just imagine this dollhouse on a playtable surrounded by little ones.
This dollhouse is not suitable for Barbies and fashion dolls. More for wood dolls and figures, around 6" in height.
1 – 72″ Long 18″ wide Pine Project Panel (Try both Blue and Orange, they carry different sizes)
1 – 1×2
1 – 1×10 scrap 12″ long
2 – Project Panel Pieces @ 18″ x 18″ (Floors)
4 – 1×2 @ 19″ (Legs, top end cut at 30 degrees off square)
2 – 1×2 @ 14″ (Eaves)
1 – 1×10 @ 11 1/4″ (Second Story Wall)
2 – Project Panel Pieces @ 18″ x 14″ (Roof)
Cut the floors with a jigsaw as shown above. Sand the edges well at this stage – will be much easier than when assembled!
Attach the legs to one of the floors as shown above. Use glue for a permanent bond, and two screws per leg. Predrill and countersink your screw holes.
Attach the tops of the legs to the eaves as shown above with 2″ screws and glue.
Screw the 1×10 center wall to the remaining floor as shown above. Use 2″ screw and glue. Screw from the underside.
Cut the roof boards out as shown above. To get the angle on the top, adjust either your circular saw, jigsaw or tablesaw to a 30 degree angle and cut edge. Use a jigsaw to cut out the scallops and the skylights.
Attach the roof with 1 1/4″ screws and glue.