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How to build a dollhouse   (Metric version)
Author: Les Kenny; Editor: Maree Anderson


Note: this is the metric version.   For the standard (ft and inch) version click here

The wood
The dollhouse is constructed from 12mm MDF board, with the exception of the eave and frieze boards, which are made from 18mm thick wood. There is also a 18mm x 18mm strip of wood that runs up the front of each side wall to give support to the door hinges.

The size of the dollhouse
This dollhouse stands 700mm high. It is 725mm wide x 355mm deep at the roof. The actual body depth including the doors is 255mm.

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Materials you will need cutting detail from full sheets of board

●  MDF board 12mm thick:
I piece @ 1200mm x 1200mm.
I piece @ 1200mm x 600mm.

All the required MDF pieces can be cut from the sheets mentioned above, as shown in the 'cutting the pieces from standard sheets' picture.

●  70mm x 18mm wood:
2400mm for the eave soffit (piece [11]).

●   18mm x 18mm wood:
3000mm for the frieze board and the side strips (pieces [12]and [14]).

●   43mm x 18mm wood:
750mm for the steps (piece [17]).

●   25mm x 18mm wood:
624mm for the front wall beam (piece [13]).
Note: If you cannot source the exact wood sizes (widths and thicknesses) mentioned above, near enough is good enough.

You will also need...
500mm of 6mm rod for the staircase pole. It can be steel, aluminum, wire, wood, or just about anything.
And you'll need some good wood glue and a few small nails.