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 ...)
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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 ...)
Participated in the
Wood Contest 2016