05 Sep. 1987|
Dollhouse plans for 12 inch dolls,plans for wooden bench swing,queen storage bed woodworking plans - .
For years, Grace has been asking us for a dollhouse for her American Girl or 18" dolls, but I've resisted, knowing how big these dollhouses have to be for Kit Kitridge and Ruthie to fit inside.
Our happy client made a few requests that aren't in this plan - we did not add the bottom trim and used caster wheels instead. For the floors inside the dollhouse, we wanted to keep the wood, so we used Rustoleum Wood Stain in Dark Walnut. I may also use calculator batteries in free-standing lights - I bought a whole mess of calculator batteries on eBay for use in my laser pointer, and then promptly lost my laser pointer. For faceplates, I drew one up in AutoCAD, modified to use the new dimensions, and scaled it to the right size. It has occurred to me that I'll run into polarity problems if I use LEDs and DC voltage for lighting - they won't light up if they're plugged in backwards. I just realized how little wall space is available in the doll house - there is no room for a fireplace!
Lastly, I cut one of the above faceplates out of paper and glued it to the socket with a drop of Elmer's (I know, I said I'd use silicone), holding it in place with the two plugs.
They will be surface-mounted in the dollhouse, just like most of the sockets in our house (build in the early 1860's before electricity was available, so no sockets were installed).
Unfortunately, I discovered that pushing something long into the socket - like the leads of an LED - can push the wires off the connectors at the back of the socket, which is impossible to fix once the socket is glued in place. I'm looking for a cheap plastic chess set to cannibalize - I want the pawns to make chandeliers and the knights and maybe bishops to make desk lamps. Build a three story dream dollhouse perfect for 12" dolls with these free easy step by step do it yourself dollhouse plans! For the stairs, I simply cut 19 1x2s to the width of the stairs, and glued and nailed them on top of each other.
Just make sure you select "Dream Dollhouse" on the Collection dropdown so your plan will show up on the Dollhouse page.
JUST a few hours ago I was scouring the web and your blog for an easy DIY dollhouse for my daughter. Maybe next you can draw up plans for the little boys in our lives, actually the barn could be for both!
I was going to do a dollhouse for my small human's third birthday, but ran out of time and just sewed a quick (robot!) cape instead.
My daughter already has a KidKraft doll house, but I love that this has three floors and is double sided - even if it is huge! I'm planning on making this for my daughter for Christmas and I'll be able to completely customize every last decoration thanks to you.