Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A-Frame Doll House

A perfect gift for the cool kids on your Christmas list: a miniature mountain lodge you can build yourself! From Sunset Magazine, December 1961.

Both sides of the roof open out flat on the floor, and fold up for storage.

Built of 1/4" plywood, and pine molding, with a sheet of heavy clear plastic for the windows. The roof is painted with one thin coat of brick-red paint, and the shingles are simply drawn in with a soft pencil and a T-square. So easy. I seriously want one of these.

(And you can get the perfect furniture for it HERE... including a teensy Hemisphere Chair!)


8 comments:

Dee said...

It's funny but I wanted a doll house for many years as a small child and I never did get one. Every time I see a doll house now, it just sparks that memory.

Major Pepperidge said...

Of course you'd need to install interior lighting so that you get the same look as the first photo! There's something so appealing about miniatures. For a while my sister had a miniature Christmas tree, and every year I would go to this amazing store and buy tiny toys to go on or under it. The store is gone now....

A Snow White Sanctum said...

Wow! That is a cool doll house. I don't think I was that cool of a kid so I had to settle for a Bozo doll and Gumby figures. :)

Newrush said...

That’s so funny! When I was a kid, my friend had a cabin near Lake Tahoe that has almost the exact same layout.

rachey said...

Wow I like that doll house!

Rnormfoto said...

WOW - how can I get santa to bring me THAT??!

erika said...

Aw this reminds me of the best vacations of my childhood. We used to stay in cabins that looked just like that dollhouse.

Pim said...

Hey! Just wanted to let you know that I am currently building one of these for my daughter. I plan on it being a Christmas gift... I found these pictures way back on another blog called Dinosaurs and Robots (http://www.dinosaursandrobots.com/2011/12/frame-doll-house.html). And in my search to find out more about this awesome DIY-Doll house I landed here... Do you happen to have a bit more info about it? Feel free to check out my page to be updated about my build :)