Tudor Style, 9 Room Dollhouse

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Project by rnw posted 11-22-2009 10:44 AM 8759 views 4 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Tudor House is from a design in a UK miniatures magazine, Doll’s House Projects from around 2004. As yet it is not 100% completed. Basically I work on it as a”fill in project” between other more pressing ones. The roof needs tiling or thatching. The timber frame needs a dark brown coloured stain. The window frames need the addition of simulated leaded glass. The base it sits on is 2ft x 4 ft. and the overall height is 34 inches. The nine rooms are accessed by removal of the room front panels. Various other internal components such as panelled floors, stairs and balcony railings have been completed but have to be added. A lighting kit has been purchased, but also has to be added. The floor level room on the RHS will eventually be a store with counters, wall shelves, etc..
Completion will probably take about another 100 hours or so. So far, I have spent about the same amount of time. Material costs have been minimal. A project like this primarily involves labor time.The “timbers”, like the rest of the house are 1/12th scale and were made from regular scale lumber using my jointer planer and table saw. The sharp/square corners ofthe timbers were “gouged” and hand sanded to simulate how they may have been made by the use of hand tools hundreds of years ago.

-- Bob W, Simi Valley, California

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#1 posted 11-22-2009 11:58 AM

Wonderful job Bob. Some kid is going to be very happy. You may find it hard to let go when it’s finished. The Tudor style is particularly nice. It will be interesting to see if you can simulate or reproduce a thatched roof at that scale if you choose to do so.

I lived in Simi from 1968-71. We bought our first new house on N. Gates pL, and sold it to move to Norway. I suppose most of the orange groves are gone now. It was very warm in summer, but we liked it there and still have fond memories of the place.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 11-22-2009 01:21 PM

Great job. Love to park one of my trucks in front of it for a picture when it is done.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#3 posted 11-22-2009 01:37 PM

Fantastic job nice detail.

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#4 posted 11-22-2009 03:45 PM

This is Awsome! If I had a little girl (we have no kids) it would be something I would have to build for her! Keep it up, look fwd to seeing it finished.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 11-22-2009 03:50 PM

That’s amazing. Pleas post again when it is 100% complete.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 11-22-2009 04:36 PM

Beautiful job Bob. Is it going on a crawl space or a basement, or just leaving on a slab?. Im ready to move in. I have some miniature furniture books if you need them(one has a cover page with just your house on it). I also have access to limestone & sandstone. Let me know. AGAIN, beautiful job.

-- Three Hands- It's better to burn out..than to fade away. Stonecutter, copper, Offical putzer, proprieter of not making a profit (non-profit) woodworking shop, and possibly mental wizard

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#7 posted 11-22-2009 04:42 PM

Great looking dollhouse.Some llittle girl is sure gonna be happy.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#8 posted 11-22-2009 05:51 PM

Amazing doll house Bob It looks fantastic.

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#9 posted 11-22-2009 06:11 PM

my daughter (9 year) love it and she said nice building speed

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#10 posted 11-22-2009 06:27 PM

Wow, very nice work!

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#11 posted 11-22-2009 07:46 PM

Fantastic. Wish I had your talent. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#12 posted 11-22-2009 10:11 PM


-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#13 posted 11-22-2009 11:34 PM

Always wanted to build one of those!! Yours is Magnificent!! You do terrific work, Bob!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#14 posted 11-23-2009 02:48 AM

Great looking doll house. Looking forward to completed piece. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#15 posted 11-23-2009 03:03 AM

Yeah, I could do this….if I had 4 years! I am amazed. That is fantastic work. Looks like some places I visited in Chester England.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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