You Can Build A Doll House With This Free Plan
When Rod's niece called just before Christmas with excitement and eagerness in her voice asking him to build her daughter a Doll House (for using with her Barbie dolls) for Christmas, Rod put on his thinking cap. Then he said, " I can do that if you do the painting and decorating." Being that Rod had plenty of projects going on at the time he always has time for his family requests. Rod's niece lives 120 miles away. Rod started on the doll house and this is the result shown after Jess his niece put her creative decorating touches to the house. Of course, her daughter, Torri was absolutely thrilled to find this doll house under her tree.
1" x 12" x 8' Pine Board: 3 Pieces
1/4" x 4' x 8' Plywood Board: 1 Piece for the Back Panel
2" x 4" x 16" Pine Board: 1 Piece for the Stairs
1 1/4" Kreg Screws: 1/8 lb.
1" Wood Screws: 1/8 lb.
Compound Miter Saw
Kreg Pocket Hole System
Sand Paper (Grit: 120 and 320)
Step One: Cut The Pieces - Select the 1" x 12" Boards
Using a Miter Saw, crosscut two pieces for the two Sides @ 45 1/4" with a 10-degree angle at the top edge, as shown above
Using a Miter Saw, crosscut three pieces for the three Floors @ 34"
Using a Miter Saw, crosscut two pieces for the two lower floor Walls @ 15 1/4"; Rip them to 9"
Using a Miter Saw, crosscut one piece for the top floor Wall @ 15 1/2" x 9" with two, 10-degree angles along the top edge, as shown above
Using a Miter Saw, crosscut two pieces for the Roof @ 19" with a 10-degree angle at the peak edge, as shown above
Select the 2nd-floor board; Using a jig saw, cut a staircase hole @ 2 1/2" x 13 1/2", as shown above
Step Two: Assemble the Dollhouse - Select the cut Boards
Using a pocket-hole system, drill holes along the edges of the three, floor boards, the three, wall boards, and the one, ceiling board, as shown above
Using clamps, screw gun, and Kregg screws, dry fit the sides to the floors with walls in place; attach with the screws
Select the two roof pieces; Attach one to the other with the Kregg screws; Using Kregg screws, attach the roof assembly to the two sides and center wall
Select the plywood; Lay it on a flat surface/floor; Lay the assembled dollhouse upon the plywood, alligning the edges in one corner; Using a pencil scribe the outline of the house
Select the plywood with the outline of the house; Using a saw, cut the back panel to size and attach it with 1" screws to the house
Step Three: Build the Staircase - Select the 2x4
Using a Miter Saw, cut a 45-degree angle at the right edge, as shown above
Hold the 2x4 at a 45-degree angle, as shown above, and mark the 2x4 end where it touches the top surface of the second floor; Using the miter saw, cut another 45-degree angle at the mark, as shown above
Scribe a line 1/2" from the edge of the stair block, as shown above; Using a Sliding Ruler, mark the stairs, as shown above
Using a Band Saw; Cut out the staircase
Using glue and two screws from the bottom, attach the stairs, as shown above
Step Four: Finish the Project - Select the Finishing Materials
Using woodfiller, fill all holes and defects
Finish sanding all surfaces
Decorate to taste
Sit back and admire your creation, take some pictures .