Interior and exterior wood trims, moldings and baseboard will add detail and realism to your house. It looked really horrible, and it was VERY hard to leave it alone! Dye-cut or tab and slot, 1/8th” plywood dollhouses do not have to be nailed or stapled in any way. • Scribe the pieces for the all of the horizontal sections onto the thick soffit and then cut them to fit using the scroll saw. Don’t use hot-melt glue, which some instructions suggest. Step 15: There are two pieces of roof edge trim, one long and one short. If it’s too strict, then find someone else to do business with.

Keep Them Open – An open dollhouse will invite kids and hobbyists alike to play with your miniature dollhouse from either side. Not a perfect match,  but by the time furniture and wall decor are added, only a close inspection will reveal my booboo. This consists of either a red (brick) or white (stone) powder. In redoing I think I will take a cardboard pattern of the floor and place that in so I can readjust the wires if necessary. It sands so easily and it is so smooth. Assembling a house with wallpapered walls is exactly the same as assembling one with bare wood, you just want to be a little more careful with your glue. Read on to the next article in this issue of the Gazette to find out how to make a coordinating fence to brighten up your landscape!

This dollhouse kit does not come with paint, furnishings, or other decorations. After lots of research online, I found the Bachman Overland Limited HO train set on Amazon. Could’ve been nice to know before ordering or trying to put it all together! These are the horizontal pieces. Here’s the Kitchen Bay Front glued in place (taped until dry). Just remember that the shingles need to be 1/4” thick. It also dries instantly preventing shingles and siding from shifting out of place.


It dries thickly between surfaces not allowing for parts to fit tightly and flush together. This would be the only time to use hot melt glue on a dollhouse other than the curtains. The stones on the foundation are painted greys and creams. It was a very laborious process, and I learned a few things the hard way. I sincerely appreciate your help and patience. Of course, it would have been great to have done this twenty dollhouses ago but oh well, better late than never! A microwave heats from the inside out so there’s no waiting for the heat to penetrate… 7 seconds for a railing is probably enough and 15 seconds for a dormer or bay wall.

Press each board firmly against the edge of the previous one. To paint just the roof I protected the rest of the house with plastic bags and painters tape. In the beginning this soaked up a fair amount of stain (enough to leave behind shingle-shaped splotches on the paper towel) but the process took long enough that by last few handfuls, the stain was mostly dry and the paper towel came up almost spotless. We invite you to learn more about Fulfillment by Amazon . Emily has been a member of the forum since March 23, 2005. I will add more as I finish my project. This is the window opening that you would need access to if you ever have to access any area within the second floor hallway.

The dollhouse comes with a complete set of components to finish the exterior. The roof pieces are glued and nailed on to the back body peaks where I left openings in the rows of shingles. I even use it for my shingles now. How should I prevent the sides from moving at the base while I try to bend them? Take the length of bendable greenery and bend it into a circle. So initially my thought was to start on the outside with the shingles, railings on the porch, etc. Then I use the grid lines as my guide for the overlap spacing.

The all-wood dollhouse goes together with tab and slot construction that requires only glue to complete assembly. While the paint is still wet, lightly brush on other colours in small areas. We invite you to learn more about Fulfillment by Amazon . It worked great. 6oz tub. There are many reasons why you shouldn’t wallpaper prior to assembly. ***We are unable to accept returns on opened dollhouse kits.

I’m pretty excited about this part of the process! Our products are created especially for miniature enthusiasts and hobbyists for use in designing, decorating, and building dollhouses and miniature projects. As the outside of house starts to take shape I noticed that neither of the two outside doors have door knobs or door handles.