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


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

The wood
The dollhouse is constructed from 1/2" MDF board, with the exception of the eave and frieze boards, which are made from 3/4" thick wood. There is also a 3/4" x 3/4" 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 28" high. It is 29" wide x 14¼" deep at the roof. The actual body depth including the doors is 10¼".

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Materials you will need cutting detail from full sheets of board

●  MDF board 1/2" thick:
I piece @ 4ft x 4ft.
I piece @ 4ft x 2ft.

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

●  ¾" x 2 ½" wood:
8ft for the eave soffit (piece [11]).

●   ¾" x ¾" wood:
10ft for the frieze board and the side strips (pieces [12] and [14]).

●   ¾" x 1 ¾" wood:
30" for the steps (piece [17]).

●   ¾" x 1" wood:
25" 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...
20" of 1/4" 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.