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Dollhouse Furniture

Postby Zombie Protestor » Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:37 am

We're making a dollhouse for our daughter, and we've decided to take on the project of making all of the furniture. The first piece I've completed is this chair, which took me roughly 5 hours. The table was supposed to be first, but I'm going to have to borrow a bandsaw to cut it out. I hand-drew all of the parts on paper and cut out the templates before cutting them out of 1/4 inch basswood sheets, so I was not working from any sort of professional blueprints. The chair's seat is 3.5" high and the top of the back is at 7.5" or so. I will post more pics as we knock out some more pieces.

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Oh, if you're wondering about the baby sheet in the background, our old crib sheets exactly fit our ottoman, and we put them on it to protect it from feet and cat hair and such since it is a pain in the neck to clean the thing, even with an upholstery cleaner.
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Re: Dollhouse Furniture

Postby slydon » Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:26 am

That is a great start! :D
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Re: Dollhouse Furniture

Postby Skimba » Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:07 pm

Absolutely! I'm a good 120% positive that I would not have the patience for that, even though handmade makes it all that more special.
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Re: Dollhouse Furniture

Postby chrismachine » Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:26 pm

My wife and I are thoroughly impressed, my good sir! Keep it up!
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Re: Dollhouse Furniture

Postby Low-Tech » Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:30 pm

That's awesome

Brings back memories of my Dad and I building those old paper and balsa wood airplanes as a kid too
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Re: Dollhouse Furniture

Postby fanelian » Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:47 am

Zombie, that is awesome. It reminds me of three things from my childhood:

1) My dad never built that doll house he promised so many times, but I turned one dresser into my doll's house - It was a palace.

2) My mom made food items for my Barbie dolls: she made tiny fruit (She used "migajon" which is a kind of paste based off white bread and glue, I think. Can't find a translation), boxes of cereal, etc.

3) I made my own furniture using glue, some fabric left overs and some pieces of wood that were lying around. I can't recall what was my age, but I know they were a couple of horrible sofas and a coffee table.

I wouldn't replace any of that with factory made things; when I remember those things, I remember how much my mom loves me, and what a special childhood I had.
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Re: Dollhouse Furniture

Postby EvilJekyll » Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:07 pm

That chair is fantastic.
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Re: Dollhouse Furniture

Postby badplantmommy » Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:54 am

I love dollhouses, and dolls and toys. That's a really nice chair.

My dad didn't build me a dollhouse, but I had one of those metal ones. I don't still have it, but I found one similar to it at a flea market and bought it a few years ago.

My best friend's dad did woodworking as a hobby, and he made all kinds of cool things--a playhouse for my friend, and he made dollhouses for my friend's neices, but by the time her daughters came along, Grandpa had Alzheimer's and couldn't make things anymore. :cry:
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Re: Dollhouse Furniture

Postby Skimba » Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:59 am

Way to bring it down. :(
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Re: Dollhouse Furniture

Postby Binkatron5000 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:34 pm

That is a fancy chair indeed! Very nice! How's the progress ZP?
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Re: Dollhouse Furniture

Postby badplantmommy » Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:25 am

Skimba wrote:Way to bring it down. :(


I'm sorry. :( Sometimes I just get caught up in my memories, and thinking about what has changed--not usually for the better. Can I blame it on menopause? :) I think I would cheer up quite a bit if I could just sit and play with dolls or color with crayons for awhile...anyone want to join me?
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Re: Dollhouse Furniture

Postby Skimba » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:20 am

I'd be happy to join you!
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Re: Dollhouse Furniture

Postby PonderThis » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:03 am

badplantmommy wrote:... I think I would cheer up quite a bit if I could just sit and play with dolls or color with crayons for awhile...anyone want to join me?

Why do you think I draw silly cartoons? :)
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Re: Dollhouse Furniture

Postby EvilJekyll » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:56 pm

Ponder...may or may not have menopause. Definitely has nostalgia.
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Re: Dollhouse Furniture

Postby Binkatron5000 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:35 pm

EvilJekyll wrote:Ponder...may or may not have menopause. Definitely has nostalgia.

Hahaha this is making me laugh more than it probably should
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Re: Dollhouse Furniture

Postby badplantmommy » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:52 am

Is nostalgia a medical condition? I don't think I want the treatment...unless it consists of drawing silly pictures. :)
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Re: Dollhouse Furniture

Postby James » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:59 pm

Waitwaitwaitwait wait wait wait...

Does this mean ZP is like Freamon?
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Re: Dollhouse Furniture

Postby alenfaxo » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:17 am

Hi... The small chair is really very nice. Just use some paintings on the chair which looks much more beautiful.
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Re: Dollhouse Furniture

Postby Nyperold » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:56 pm

fanelian wrote:2) My mom made food items for my Barbie dolls: she made tiny fruit (She used "migajon" which is a kind of paste based off white bread and glue, I think. Can't find a translation), boxes of cereal, etc.


My dictionary doesn't have "migajon", but it has "migaja", and says it means "crumb", so I can see the relation.
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Re: Dollhouse Furniture

Postby danicajack » Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:52 am

Well instead of wasting time in making doll house furniture why don't people search for a store that provides products as per the customers requirement. I recently bought few really great dollhouse furniture from an online store And the best thing about this store is they are relatively inexpensive.
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Re: Dollhouse Furniture

Postby chrismachine » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:39 pm

What a fabulous idea! Nothing says genuine hobby like just purchasing all of the items from mass-production for display rather than making or finding nice pieces in traditional ways. Our love/hate relationship with spam here at spamusement is pretty great though.
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Re: Dollhouse Furniture

Postby cherisstyle » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:47 am

Well making dollhouse furniture is a great idea actually...I have seen few really beautiful spam dollhouse furniture and that really inspired me a lot...Then I made something like that fro my 7 years old daughter..She was thrilled when I gave this to her...
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Re: Dollhouse Furniture

Postby EsBe » Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:11 am

How is it that the dollhouse furniture thread gets hit by spambots and not the hundreds of sex related spam lines we have on this site?
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Re: Dollhouse Furniture

Postby sum yun gai » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:54 am

as long as they stay on topic, does it matter? :P

and cherisstyle, it's definitely a nice set. do you have more pics to share?
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