I am looking for some decent dollhouse plans that are fairly easy to
understand and build. I have searched the web and found tons listed. The
problem is no knowing the quality of the plans. I am looking for someone
who has built something from a particular set and knows is there are any
errors, omissions, etc.
If you want to know why I am looking, then read below, otherwise, thanks for
any advice in advance.
Need some direction on dollhouse plans. If I had to rate my woodworking
skills, I would say that I am pretty much middle of the road. I can make
pretty much what ever I try to make, but I am not yet to the point where all
the the joints are perfect. Let's just say I keep an ample supply of wood
filler, caulk, or anything else I can think of to fill in the small gaps.
I have been asked to build a dollhouse for the daughter of a friend of the
family. No problem I thought, they aren't looking for something that is
collector quality, they want something that can take a beating from her for
the next few years, stand to sit in storage for a while if she decides to
keep it for her own daughter at some point, but not something they would
feel bad about having to toss out if she was more than it could handle. I
was thinking basic plywood box seperated into rooms with a plywood back that
will sit againt the wall. This way I don't have to get too involved in the
painting and detail work.
Then the wrench is thrown into the works. The friend decides he wants to do
the building so he can tell his daughter that "daddy built it". I can
understand that except for the fact that this guy is a great programmer, I
am not sure he knows which end of the screwdriver will poke an eye out.
We'll be building it in my shop, so I'll be there to oversee things and
operate the saws and such, but I don't want him to feel like I am having to
babysit him. I am looking for plans where I can cut all the parts and
pieces and have them waiting for him so he can just glue and screw it all
together. Any ideas?