Scale Model House




In this instructable I will show you how to build a 1/64 scale model house. the way you cut the craft sticks determines how the house will look, I used wire cutters because thats all I had to cut it with so its crooked in some places.

What you will need:

wood glue
750+ craft sticks
foam board
cutting tool

Step 1: Draw Plans

First you need to draw the plans on paper then scale it up to the foam board. I used 1 inch = 2 feet.

Step 2: First Floor

After you have the floor plan drawn out on the foam board you can start making the walls for the first floor. I spaced the studs 1/2" apart and made the windows/doors 1" wide.

Step 3: Floor Beams/Stairs

Once all the walls are up for the first floor you can put in the floor beams that hold the floor of the second story up. You can also put the stairs in at this point which a made in a zig zag pattern.

Step 4: Second Story

Now you get to repeat the process with the second floor. Before you get to many walls up you need to put the sub floor in.

Step 5: Roof 1

After you get the walls up you can make the roof.I started with the garage.

Step 6: Roof 2

Now we need a roof over the main house. I started with the roof trusses, I had to make a dozen of these to be able to put a decent roof on. If you need a reference look in your attic.

Step 7: Roof Sheating

I didn't do this very well cause of the trusses underneath being uneven cause of being cut with pliers but it turned out pretty good.

Step 8: Final Thoughts

All in all it was a good project that took a few days to build. It would have turned out better if I could find my dremel and if it had bits. For using wire cutters it turn out bad but now I have a cramp in my hand.

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48 Discussions


Could you post the blueprints to this house? or at least all the measurements?


7 years ago on Introduction

Very cool! I've always meant to do something like this, but haven't got around to it yet. I wanted to build from an actual set of blueprints and cut the different lumber to scale sizes etc. Maybe you have given me the bump to get started.


7 years ago on Step 2

Hi there,
Great project!
I find the scales when it comes to sourcing accessories for the build is the difficult bit! Peoples scales are different... What i mean is... for example....
Yours is 1/34 scale but your doors are 1" wide making them 34" wide in real terms when they would usually be 30" as standard ( 1/30)
As a complete novice... I started off buying a 1/12 model car (die cast) then realised..... the garage and house are going to be around 4 foot wide in total! haha. The model would take up most of my spare room... and I would'nt be able to get it through any doors! haha.

1/34 is the way to go... Good luck mate!

the poodleo

8 years ago on Introduction

can this be converted to 72th scale use? because im making a diorama with ww2 troops, in africa, and it would be helful, because i could make it into ruins.

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sco_oterthe poodleo

Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

Sure you can, you just have to convert feet to inches. This house is in 1/16 scale where 1 inch = 16 inches.


Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

I'm a little turned about by all the different scales mentioned! If one inch is 2 feet (as the first page says), that is 1:24 scale. Most house blueprints that I have built are 1:48 scale, or 1/4" = 1 foot. I just wish I could find a 1:48 model of a Toyota truck that had the doors swing open, so I could see if the garage I designed is big enough!


Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

I just left it as a skeleton. I tried to make a finished house out of a project just like this I did in school and it cost $200+ and that house was half the size.


8 years ago on Introduction

i bought a mini-sack of craft sticks that contains 800 peices of craft sticks. is that enough?

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