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  1. I'm now on to my third dollhouse, and unlike the first two which were purchased kits, this doll house is a rescue!! Found on a street curb, it was really in pretty good shape. The original builder did a good job constructing the house; the shingles are a lesson in perfection; the painting and wallpaper show a better than average understanding of how to handle these tasks; floorings were in good shape and installed with double sided tape. Yes, there are a few loose shingles, the door is broken along with the porch. Biggest problem is the outside wall are dado cuts to mimic siding and the bui
  2. You'd think I could wire a dollhouse if I can teach 4th graders how to build series and parallel circuits along with electromagnets and how to make a light with a dill pickle, but the brass brad have me beat. I've gone through nearly 100 brads and only have 3 junctions created. They represent nearly 6 hours of work. Any tips on getting those brads into basswood walls? l started with the requisite dollhouse tools: 1/8" brass brads, tape wire, pilot hole punch, brad placement tool,small brass hammer, transformer, junction splice, and lead-in wire. Got the junction slice in and work
  3. I'm fed up with the tiny miter box and the craft knife for cutting wood! That's what happens when you are used to using the full size saw in the garage. But that much power and size isn't safe when cutting trim and tiny pieces for furniture for my dollhouse. My sweet husband says he'll buy me a table saw for my birthday suitable for dollhouse construction. (He bought me the full size saw when I learned to build cabinets for my pantry.) I've been researching small scale table saws on the Internet, and they all have their positive and negative reviews. I haven't read anything that
  4. MC

    Siding arrived today.

    I'm starting my Orchid kit and fell in love with what you built. It's inspirational. I do have a couple of questions I hope you will answer. I'm going to add siding, and I am curious about whether you use sheet siding or strips. Did you build the window that came with the Orchid kit or upgrade the Windows?
  5. I've just started constructing The Orchid. It is the second dollhouse I've built. I joined the forum hoping to find some tips for quick construction and creative decor as this project is to be a fundraising donation for the annual Boys and Girls Club Auction in April. So far, Ivelearned a lot from others on this site.
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