Thursday, 2 January 2014

Laser Cut Dolls House.

For Christmas, I had another Dolls House. This is a Laser Cut kit, made from plywood, that was brought from a local seller on ebay. It has two Rooms and a pretty little Porch/Veranda. It reminds me of the American slot and tab, Dolls House Kits. I've never put this sort of kit together before, so will be visiting Casey's Blog for some pointers, as I know she's quite a dab hand at doing them. 
 I have no idea what to turn this into yet, so any ideas, gratefully received.
We worked the measurements into inches, and it roughly equates to 1:12th. There are some other fabulous kits on there, but do check the sizes as some are more 1:24th Scale and there are also Train scale models on there. We paid a little extra for the whole kit to be primed white. Makes it easier to paint and helps to prevent warping.
This pictures are from the Ebay listing.
It is made from 4mm Birch Ply and measures: 450mm Wide, 398mm Depth & 439mm High.

9 comments:

Michelle said...

Debbie, Have you tried a dry build with this kit yet? I have and it goes together so easy, you could do it with your eyes shut and is the easiest I've had to date. I would advise that you sand the tabs (some were tight on mine)before you do your final build. What I haven't decided on yet though, is whether to remove the excess tab bit before I put the kit together or after. I suspect it will be easier to saw them off before because its plywood.

The kit lends itself to a multitude of themes, that's one thing I have decided on!

Michelle xxx

Caseymini said...

Debbie, I have done a couple, but am no expert. Thanks for the mention.

Michelle is right. They are easier than the dye cut kind.

Grab a roll of painters tape and try putting the shell together. If I need to do anything to the tabs, I do it after it is assembled. It is more accurate that way. The wood in these kits are easily cut and sanded.

Caseymini said...

Debbie, I have done a couple, but am no expert. Thanks for the mention.

Michelle is right. They are easier than the dye cut kind.

Grab a roll of painters tape and try putting the shell together. If I need to do anything to the tabs, I do it after it is assembled. It is more accurate that way. The wood in these kits are easily cut and sanded.

carmen said...

feliz año nuevo!

Fabiola said...

You're very lucky! This is a fabulous house. Enjoy!
Greetings, Faby

Steinworks said...

it's a cute little house, Happy New Year

Hugs
Marisa

Elizabeth S said...

Hi Debbie! This kit resembles the Arthur doll's house and yet it has some fancier details than the Arthur and seems to be more feminine. I think that you will be having a lot of fun with this little house. I am currently working on the Arthur and like Casey has pointed out, taping it together with painters tape is a really good way of gaging the space and making corrections before the final assembly. Have fun with it!
A great doll's house to begin the new year with! :D

elizabeth

miniaturista said...

Buena pinta.
FELIZ AÑO NUEVO
Un abrazo
Maite

Kaleidoskopic Romance said...

So pretty! Lucky you that have the room to have more than one dollhouse!
Have fun with the designing!

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