Dollhouse for my daughter

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Project by FreddieMac posted 12-25-2018 03:03 PM 1144 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was started on Dec 3rd when she told me she wanted a dollhouse for her birthday in March. Then she told me that it would be really fun to play with it for Christmas. So, I kicked it into high gear. This has been many nights and weekends. I normally hate a deadline on my projects, but this was an exception. In the end, it was a praline, apple juice feuded 6 hour sprint to the finish on Christmas Eve, but Bella’s house is all done and under the tree. She started decorating it at 5 am this morning.

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#1 posted 12-25-2018 03:34 PM

Well done! I enjoyed to blog. Bella will treasure this for years to come.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#2 posted 12-25-2018 07:27 PM

Great job!! Glad you were able to complete it in time for Christmas. Lot of fun to be had playing with it!

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#3 posted 12-25-2018 10:09 PM

Nicely done house!!!

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#4 posted 12-25-2018 11:03 PM

WOW +++ WOW!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 12-26-2018 12:21 AM

looks very nice gratz on getting it finished by Christmas GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#6 posted 12-26-2018 02:36 AM

Fabulous! And she’s already got it mostly decorated. We looked forward to seeing your progress in each new blog post. She will treasure this and the memories of making it with Dad. I bet it gets passed down to your granddaughter as well.


-- Voltaire: “Those Who Can Make You Believe Absurdities, Can Make You Commit Atrocities” There are 112 genders (not including male and female)

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#7 posted 12-26-2018 03:52 AM

What a great gift! You did a fantastic job.

-- "The Answer Is Blowin'n In The Wind" John D, OP, KS

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#8 posted 12-26-2018 05:33 AM

awesome work-thanks for the blog entries.

Bill in MI

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#9 posted 12-26-2018 10:59 AM

Well done! Must feel good to give a gift like that.

-- Petey

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#10 posted 12-26-2018 02:33 PM

Well Done , many happy memories will be made with that gift for years to come.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#11 posted 12-27-2018 08:53 PM

OK I am back, I was just looking at all your tools.

Completed on schedule 10/10
In budget, to be investigated
Quality of overall work 10/10
Attention to detail 10/10
Trimming and finishings 10/10
Presentation 8/10 there is not a picture of Bella smiling! or the builder present.
Fitout, well thats going to be an ongoing activity.

Overall very well done, I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on the overall aspect of the windows.
Mainly due to the original concept image and finished product.

Budget: I know the one I bulit was a very expensive build, and if I was to try and sell it forget it, however a second one would definately be a cost show a massive recovery task in both time materials and costs but it was a one off, and well worth the satisfaction I got from, a. learning to build in minature and, b. obviously the final result.

-- Regards Rob

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#12 posted 12-28-2018 05:47 PM

With the door and a couple of trips to the hobby store, I made the entire project for about $100. All the trims and slates where milled from scrap in my shop. $20 of that $100 was the door, tile floor and grid for the front porch. I am not sure what I sell it for, I never really thought of woodwork in those terms. If I had to put a price tag on it, probably $300.

Windows where the hardest part of the project. I made changes after someone mention the aspect looked off. They are proportional to the windows on my house. If I had to do a second one, I could do it in half the time. I was going to put a plus and middle bar, but my daughter like the full open window.

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#13 posted 01-05-2019 09:30 AM

You’ve done very well indeed.
This is one very special toy.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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