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I made my first dollhouse for my granddaughter for Xmas. It was a labor of love. Used about every woodworking skill I had. Somebody gave me a huge amount of 3/8 hardwood plywood so I figured I would try to build this. I woodburned some of the floors to simulate wood. Doors were attached with leather strips for hinges. I used a variety of woods including, maple, red oak, white oak, cherry, Cocobolo and mahogany. I actually cut the molding on my 5hp PM66 tablesaw. The front door used stained glass. This is a scaled dollhouse. My granddaughter loved it. I built some furniture for it but then her mother found some beautiful scaled furniture at a garage sale, enough to fill the house.

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Stunning. Just reminded me that I need to get working on my daughter's dollhouse. Excellent work man… a labor of love indeed! Nice score on the furniture, especially since that would be so much more work otherwise!
 

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Fantastic!
 

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Hand made is just that, not from a kit. I have built 2 for my granddaughters also. These should last many generations of your grandkids. Great job.
 

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beautiful house! looks like alot of hours put in to it. What a fantastic gift for your granddaughter :)
 

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VERY COOL project. I bet she loves it.

Nice job, too.

Lee
 

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Looks like a real heirloom.
I made several about 30+ years ago with the same floor plan. First one was for my daughter then friends requested that I make one for them so I made 6 more. The were made with solid redwood sides I cut to look like ship lap siding. They had double hung windows, a upper balcony and a porch the full width of the front. All crowned with about 1500 hand split redwood shingles.
I had to do a little repair work on my daughters a few years ago and it is now wrapped up in storage. She has two boys. LOL Maybe she will have a grand daughter to give it to some day.
 

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Now my Japanese daughter-in-law wants one and she doens't even have a kid. It is a lot of work making one of these. If I had the money I would have installed lighting. Thanks for all the comments everyone
 

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It's lovely.
What a treasure to get from a grandfather.
She is a lucky girl to have you.
Best thoughts,
Mads
 

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Well done, I am sure she will love it.
 

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As one dollhouse maker to another, this is over the top spectacular. The detail work is beyond compare. Love the cherubim, chimney and the windows & doors. The blue grey paint colour is perfect.
gene
 

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Very Cool!
 

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What a great doll house this will be a treasure all of her life and beyond.
 

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Way to go Grandpa! You knocked one out of the part with this beautiful heirloom. There is no doubt that this will be a treasure she will never forget. Well done!
 

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You did a fine job on this dollhouse. Any little girl would be thrilled to have it. Lots of great detail too.
 

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No wonder your daughter in law wants one! You are a creative, patient, craftsman!
 
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