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Doll House for Pippi Longstocking (Langstrumpf)

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Summary:
For my daughter I have built a colorful Pippi Longstocking (Langstrumpf) doll house with plywood and some accessories (3D printed parts). The building concept is modular so you can adapt it easily and let your creativity play.
 
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Step 1: Material and tools required

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Material required:
-Plywood 4mm
-Pine wood lath22x22mm
-Wood glue
-Paint
-Wood tenons (to connect the triangle wood profile of the roof with the 4-groove-profile)

Tools required:
-Buzz saw/circular saw
-Jig saw
-Drill machine
-Hammer
-Sand paper

Step 2: Design phase

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Download the drawings or models of the standard parts. Size your doll house as you like and setup a BOM (bill of material) with the dimensions of each part.  Then cut all the parts, doors and windows and grind the corners and edges. Perform a fit check with all parts before painting. If it the grooves are too tight, make them larger. Keep in mind the paint will add to the thickness of the plywood panel! I have written numbers on each physical part for identification and equally on the 2D drawing. This will assist again during assembly.

Attached are some photos to understand the design principles.

Step 3: Painting

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Usually I paint wood with “colored water” as I like it to see the wood structure on one hand and on the other hand it saves drying time and paint: mix water-solvable paint with some water, apply it with a paint brush regularly and let it dry. Be aware the plywood parts (in my case  4mm) bend quite a bit if you paint them on one side at a time. If you paint the other side later, the bending will be compensated again. This kind of paint technique is fast drying so you can proceed with final assembly soon.

Step 4: Assembly

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Use wood glue (water resistant) at each joint and wipe off the exceeding glue. Work quick but accurately as angular tolerances accumulate and maybe the last pieces don´t fit. The back walls will help to stabilize the structure.
I recommend to place some felt knobs on the lower side of the house to avoid scratches on the parquet floor.
bliber1233 months ago
i love doll house.
mszymczak9 months ago
Very cute. Pippi is great theme.
mohamed4data9 months ago
Nice job
jessyratfink9 months ago
This is so cute! Thanks so much for including the files, it looks like a really easy house to put together. :D