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Project by Phil277 posted 06-17-2021 12:02 AM 711 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I originally made this dollhouse 35 years ago for my daughter. She now has two girls 10 and 6 years old. I painted the exterior walls and trim and made a few repairs. When I built the house I didn’t add any interior trim. Now it has window trim and baseboards along with a little sprucing up of the wallpaper and flooring.
We also have a box full of furniture.
My grandkids are very excited, they saw it while I was working on it. I plan to give it to them this weekend.

Phil

-- The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. From a sign on a surfer bar in So. Calif.





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#1 posted 06-17-2021 01:47 AM

Now that’s one very special doll’s house, a family heirloom for sure.
Absolutely gorgeous and the girls will enjoy it for many years, while your daughter is reminded of the enjoyment she had playing with her beautifully made doll’s house by her dad. Winner!

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

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#2 posted 06-17-2021 03:48 AM

That is a beautiful dollhouse.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 06-17-2021 10:54 AM

Start planning now for the improvements you are going to make when it is the greats’ turn! It’s already so wonderful I don’t know what you could add.

-- Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans

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#4 posted 06-17-2021 12:44 PM

That’s a family treasure.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#5 posted 06-17-2021 01:43 PM

Nice upgrade!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 06-17-2021 02:11 PM

Great work. What a special thing to share with your grandkids!

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#7 posted 06-17-2021 03:57 PM

Very nice.
I too made one (actually 44 years ago) that my daughter still has and I have made minor repairs to. However she had two boys so it may have to wait another generation for a little girl to play with it. Currently it is just on a display stand in her home.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#8 posted 06-17-2021 08:15 PM

Nicely done!!!

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#9 posted 06-17-2021 08:20 PM



Very nice.
I too made one (actually 44 years ago) that my daughter still has and I have made minor repairs to. However she had two boys so it may have to wait another generation for a little girl to play with it. Currently it is just on a display stand in her home.

- LesB

Les, wouldn’t it be wonderful to be around for the third generation and still building things for them.

-- The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. From a sign on a surfer bar in So. Calif.

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#10 posted 06-17-2021 11:17 PM

Good on You Grandpa!! Keep the memories and heritage living on thru the generations!

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#11 posted 06-18-2021 01:16 AM

Oh man, that is so nice. They’re going to have a blast playing with that. I would have a blast playing with that, for crying out loud. Great job.

-- -- Jim, Cumberland,RI -- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. - http://www.woodshopshed.com

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#12 posted 06-18-2021 02:03 AM

awesome,enough said!

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#13 posted 06-18-2021 04:47 AM

Whole lot of detail. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#14 posted 06-18-2021 07:00 PM

Nice upgrades to an already great dollhouse. Has to feel so fulfilling to see it ready for another generation to enjoy. Fantastic!

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