Let's Build a Dollhouse
The Roof of the Dollhouse
The front part of the roof is hinged so we can use the third floor. You don't have to do this. If you only want to use 2 floors, nail both roof poeces on.
I used 4 small hinges to attach the roof to the beam. Make sure you use short screws. We don't want the screws to poke up through the roof.
You can shingle and paint your roof at any time, but it is much easier to have it all finished before you install it.
I don't put the roof onto the dollhouse until the rest of the dollhouse is finished, just because it is easier to move the dollhouse to work on without the roof on.
The back roof needs to be nailed and glued on.The same way the walls were assembled. The front roof has to be hinged onto the roof beam.
You can purchase folding brackets to hold the the roof up when you want it open, or you can do the same as me, use a stick.
There are lots of great shingles you can buy from commercial
You need to cut the sandpaper into 1 inch strips .Then cut the strips halfway across to make the shingles. To speed this job up, I made a little template . You can paint the sandpaper shingles before or after you glue them onto the roof.
The chimney began as a block of wood.
The base has to be cut at a 45-degree angle.
First I covered the block of wood with polyfilla.
When that dried I painted the whole thing with various brick colors, you can be as messy as you like.
After the paint dried , I scratched out the brick shapes.
BUILD A DOLLHOUSE LINKS
|Dollhouses and Miniature projects.
|Free Printable Dollhouse Wallpaper
|How to make sofas andchairs from cardboard and fabric
|This link will take you to Jennifer's[my] dollhouse.
|How to make dollhouse
curtains from paper
|How to make a realistic Ascot boiler
|Visit my five miniature shops
Gift Bags and Boxes
|How to make a stained glass window from stickers and markers
|Links to dollhouse building suppliers
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