I need help - stick built dollhouse plans

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I need help....a long time ago I used to have plans to build a dollhouse just as if you are building a real house. It had all the measurements for all the boards etc and showed you how to build this house with pictures. I believe it was a two story house. Did I just make sense???? Anyways if anyone has any or knows where I can get them PLEASE let me know

Thanks

Donna

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There are several on the market, but not 1" to the foot. Blick has a few kits in their catalogue for stick building, but that probably isn't what you are looking for.

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Oh that's funny. The filter on the forum will not allow me to use the nickname for Richard. :p

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and what does the nickname sound like....charades anyone??? lol

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Are you talking about something different than the plan books HBS has? They have a couple plan books with several different house styles.

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The are different from HBS books. What I need is plans to build a house (like a real house but in mini size) The plans will tell me how many pieces of this and that I need and what size. Im sorry I know I am not making much sense but I need to build a real house like a real house in mini size

Donna

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Hi Donna,

Dorie Kursz's book 'Building Miniature Houses and Furniture" has a pretty straight forward technique for constructing hollow wall dollhouses. She uses simple hand tools & basic materials. Each room or module fits next to or above one another. The basic sizes is 16" deep by 12" wide for rooms & 16" deep x 8" wide for hallways. She has all the dimensions & details for a one or two story colonial, & Georgian. But the modules can be sized according to your own designs / ideas. She also has diagrams of windows, doors, stairs, fireplaces & furniture. And lots of tips & tricks.

The framing for the walls is 1/4" x 1/8" strip wood, then she uses 1/16" mat board for the sheathing = 3/8" wall thickness.

Floor framing: 1/16" mat board + 7/16" x 1/8" joists + 1/16" mat board + finished wood floor 1/16" = 5/8" floor thickness.

Found here on GL: pdlnpeabody, Manda S

Hope this helps. :p

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wendy......hahahahaha!!!!

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Donna, I have two house plans like. One is a cape cod and one is a gothic. I found both of mine on ebay. One seller had several different plans but I was outbid on most of them. I don't really know where else you can find them but on ebay. I see them every once in a while, you just have check in frequently. Good luck.

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To get around the built in censor I refer to that particular art supply source as D i c k Blick.

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hahahahaha...............

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It's all good, this is a G-rated forum and not all words are innocent to a computer!

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Midwest Wood used to have several woodframe kits, but I don't know what scale. Nancy at Houseworks told me they're offering woodframe dollhouse kits too. I just measure out the length of a jack stud (9 7/8") on a wood board, glue down a squared off block and use it as a jig to cut most of the framing. I measure out an even 10" for the king studs and cut them in the miter box.

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