Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Kalmbach Pub Co (July 1993)
Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.5 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to build a dollhouse from scratch. I have built three dollhouses from kits and want to try one from scratch in the future. this is the ONLY dollhouse construction book I found that gives plans for dollhouses of a reasonable size. All of the other books provide plans for dollhouses that are, in my opinion, too large. I construct dollhouses that a mother can pick up and move from room to room so the child can play with it or place it upon a dresser at night. This makes it a practical size for either a house or apartment. The color schemes used on the dollhouses on the cover are ho-hum. Keep in mind that you can paint your dollhouse whatever colors you like. There are probably a few examples of houses in your area that would be excellent models.
The directions and patterns are simple enough but with experience you can design an absolutely magnificent albeit small dollhouse. Add lighting, woodflooring, two-toned wall papering, sponged painted walls and voile what an interior you will have created complete with atmosphere. And what about the exterior? Wood paneling, stucco or sponge painting along with window panes and dooors from HouseWorks and voile a house of your own inspiration. Don't let the small size fool you, the book is smacked with great information for a simple house that you can make into a home for a beloved dollhouse family.
Provides very specific data about how to build a doll's house. Has flexible plan for 4 room house that can have four different exteriors. Includes cutting plan and specific assemble directions. Also has 6 room house design and a one room shop plan. Some info on lighting, but not much on decoration. That is OK, there is plenty of info out there on how to decorate. I needed and found how to build a house.
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