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Make a Doll-House

Peter builds the perfect gift for his young daughter and Annalien adds her special woman’s touch to this lovely doll-house project.  

Tools 

  • Jig saw
  • PSR 14.4 cordless drill driver
  • PSR 18volt cordless drill driver
  • PEX 220 sander
  • IXO
  • Dremel 8200 Cordless tool
  • Dremel trio
     

Material list

  • Ply wood 18mm thick
  • 2000 x 1200mm – 2 pieces
  • 1200 x 1164mm – 2 pieces
  • 1200 x 1200mm – 2 pieces
  • 1164 x 1164mm – 1 piece
  • 3mm masonite 120 x 1200mm 2 pieces
  • 3 x 18mm flush hinges. (Normal brass hinges can work)
  • 1 x door handle/door knob (girly type)
  • Brass/painted Hook (to hold door closed)
  • 4 x 40 screws
  • Paint
  • Clear plastic sheets to cover windows

 

Steps

  1. Front & Back
    Mark and cut out door from front
    Mark and drill pilot holes on front and back panel
    Cut out roof shape
     
  2. Sides
    Mark and drill pilot holes where sides join the floor
    Mark and cut out windows
     
  3. Join front and back to left and right sides
     
  4. First to the floor and then to the sides
     
  5. Attach roof panels to sides
     
  6. Cut out “brookie lace” and paint, and then fit to front.
     
  7. Fit hinges to door panel
     
  8. Fit door to house and fit hook.
     
  9. Carve out pictures on sides, front and back.
     
  10. Paint and varnish whole house.
     
     

That’s how we get it done!