This is picture guide to aid people building the Mary Kay dollhouse from dollhousedesigns.com. The plans were designed by Jon Lash. This project took me about 1 month to complete and was completed during my holidays from college for my niece.
Check out the video, but I encourage you to read through the steps.
My sister is taking pictures of the finished product for me ( i forgot to take some before handing it over to my niece). I will add them as soon as I receive them!
I hope you enjoyed.
Step 1: Lay out and cutting.
The materials and lay out dimensions are outlined in the plans provided at http://dollhousedesigns.com/MaryKay.html
It is worth the extra time to ensure that you measure everything precisely, as everything that follows relies on this.
Step 2: Loose Assembly/Laminating
This step requires patience and attention to detail. I began by placing the large outer walls in the routed channels of the ground floor. It is important that they are seated properly. Then spread glue on the inner wall and carefully align it and hold it in place. This was done for the four inner walls shown in the picture. You must then carefully remove the outer and inner walls together and place weights on them and allow sufficient drying time.
Once the first floor is set you can place the walls back in the ground floor and place the first floor in place (no glue here yet).
You continue this process until all of the walls are aligned and laminated.
Step 3: Layout of the windows
Now that all the main walls have the inner walls attached I drew out the places for the windows and cut their openings. I used a drill to put a hole in the corner and a hacksaw to finish the cut.
All of the windows and doors were purchased from ebay for ~ 70 dollars.