Intro: Wood Barbie Dollhouse
for my first article, I will introduce the making of a Barbie doll house for the 4th birthday of our daughter Colyne.
Sorry for my English, but I use a translator (I'm French)
For christmas, we offered him a plastic and cardboard dollhouse.
Very disappointed with the quality and realism, I decided to make one myself. I will detail you the building.
1 hour video ! https://youtu.be/3ycFUePPHiA
(the subtitles are available in the video with translation))
The house is not finished, I have to finish electricity and create furniture and decoration pieces. Other videos coming ...
- 8 rooms on 2 levels
- Appearance red bricks and tiles (classical in the North of France)
- Opens in 2 parts and moves easily thanks to wheels
- Opening windows and doors
- Lighting provided in all rooms (LED + Arduino )
- Scale : 1/6 - Dimensions: 80 x 50 cm and total height 104 cms
- Weight: approximately 34 kg
- Main: MDF ( Medium)
- Circular saw
- Table saw
- Compact crosscut saw
- Glue gun
- Hand tools (hammer, files, saw, screwdriver, cutter, pliers, chisels ...)
Step 1: The Walls and the Structure
The house is built with MDF 6 and 10 mm. The schematic is available in the PDF.
The wood panels are cut with a circular saw
Step 2: Door Handle
I created reals mini door handles using a PVC angle "U", an aluminum tube, a threaded rod, nuts and a spring.
Schematic available in PDF.
Step 3: Windows, Door and Bay Window
For windows I used wooden sticks that I dug to be able to embed the glass (polycarbonate).
They are then mounted with hinges.
The bay glass slides in a U aluminum rail.
The entrance door gets 2 windows and the same handle as interior doors.
Step 4: Stairs
The central stringer stairs is made with MDF drops from 6 mm
Step 5: Assembly
The elements are glued and screwed together and casters are installed to facilitate movement.
Step 6: Roof
The roof structure is made from a wood pallet.
Step 7: Decoration
For decoration I recovered pieces of wallpaper and floor coating (laminate and vinyl).
Step 8: Shower
The shower is covered with mosaic and I added a glass shower wall.
Step 9: Chimney
The chimney is constructed from 6mm MDF (Plan in PDF)
Step 10: Vinyl Collage
The exterior is covered with self-adhesive paper (vinyl) imitating bricks and tiles.
I found a brick texture on Internet, I made repeatable (Software: GIMP), I repeated the pattern on the desired surface, I then sent the files to a print worker that creates vinyls.
Step 11: Finish
The main door is installed and sides of the house are connected with hinges
Here, the next step will be the creation of furniture (kitchen, beds ...)