This is a dollhouse I made for my niese, Katrin. It is 47 cm tall and 42x49 cm wide, and made of wood (MDF). It can be the home of dolls with a height of about 8-10 cm.
More furniture will come as Katrin grows a bit older;-)
Cut out the different pieces with a laser cutter. The templates are customised for a laser cutter which can cut boards up to the size of 450x810 mm. You can of course reorganise the pieces to fit bigger or smaller boards as you like. The pieces are drawn to fit together if the thickness of the boards are exactly 6mm. I have used MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard), but plywood can also be used, but they are more likely to bend and make inaccuracies.
Use a matte og satin laquer on the pieces before you paint. This will save a lot of money in paint! Spraypaint the large surfaces (outer walls, roof, inside roof and floors).
- Glue the pieces together with a very strong type of glue. Start with the outter walls, the inside floors, then the inside walls. Some of the roof pieces needs to be filed at the edges to make the right angles before they are glued on to the house. Glue together the furniture.
4 (alternative 1). Paint the surfaces that are not already painted. Paint the furniture.
4 (alternative 2). Paint everything that is not already painet except the walls. Put wallpaper on the walls (my experience is that itis much easier than painting, and the finish looks better). Paint shops often have samples of wallpaper that they no longer need - ask your local shop!
- Attach the hinges and the lock, and give it a final touch of paint!
And you're done!