Building a dollhouse is all about patience. There is so much prep-work before it starts to look like a dollhouse. Each step is important and must be followed, unfortunately there is no skipping ahead. However, I am jumping for joy and am absolutely thrilled to see the walls going up and the dollhouse starting to come to life!
The instruction manual for the dollhouse is in-depth and very informative but there is so much information on each page I am always ecstatic to flip the page because I know with each page done lots of progress has been made.
On page 6 of the manual, I started to assemble the walls. I first began by gluing and tape the Gable Front to the Gable Left Side panel and letting it dry (photo 1). Once it was dry I then glued and taped it to the Base Floor (photo 2). I made sure it was straight and level and as you can see I am never stingy with the tape and glue (photo 3). Next, I glued and taped the first floor walls in place (photo 4).
Flipping to page 7…..I added a middle floor; I sanded the top and bottom of the middle floor edges to make sure it is a good fit. Then I glued and taped the middle floor to the walls making sure it was fully into the grooves of the gable front and left side (photo 1). More glue and tape, I attached the second floor walls making sure that the right side walls lined up with the back edge (photo 2). And, yes more glue and tape, I attached the top floor and gable floor to the walls (photo 2).
Thank you for allowing me to share my dollhouse making progress. Each month I share the next steps in my dollhouse making endeavors. Please visit my other dollhouse posts: Kit Introduction, Painting & Staining, Beginning Assembly, & Making Dollhouse Furniture from Recycled Materials