Doll House Building

Whether you are doll house building from a kit or are building a dolls house from a plan you need to make sure you build your dolls house correctly. There is nothing worse than rushing in and half way through building finding you have done something wrong and you can't go back and change it.


This doll house building guide will outline everything you need to do to ensure you build your dolls house successfully, simply follow the steps below:

Step 1 Initially you will need quite a bit of space to lay out your dolls house and work out where each piece goes. If your building it at home and it's a nice sunny day you could use you garden but if not try and take over your lounge for a few hours. First of all lay all of the dolls house pieces out on the floor so you can work out what each one of them is for. If you are building from a kit you will probably have a parts explanation with the kit. You may also find it helpful to label each piece as you identify it.

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Step 2 The next step is to work out which pieces you need to cut grooves in for your lighting wires to run along. If you have not yet read our lighting guide which explains about grooves click cutting grooves before doll house building to read out lighting guide.

Your grooves should run along the floor of the rooms in your dolls house. When cutting the grooves make sure you have the wood the right way up and you are not cutting into the ceiling.

Step 3 Depending on what your dolls house is made from you may need to sand the edges of the wood. If your house is made from MDF the edges might already be smooth and there is no need to sand. Sand any rough edges and then wipe all pieces of wood with a damp cloth to remove any dust.

Step 4 Your dolls house should now be ready for painting, you should paint the outside of the house before you put it together. Use a matt, non acrylic based paint and a small sponge roller to apply the paint.

You will need one or two coats of paint, make sure the first coat is dry before you apply the second coat.

Step 5 When all the paint is dry you are ready to start doll house building. Follow the instructions carefully, it is a good idea to read through them once before you start building. Use a strong wood glue like evostick and ensure you glue all the appropriate places.

It may take a couple of weeks to complete all these steps but if you take your time and do it right it will be well worth it in the end.

When your dolls house is finished you will be ready to light, decorate and furnish it. Click Here and find out how to decorate your doll house.

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