Southern Mansion Dollhouse

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Southern Mansion Dollhouse

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Hopefully a few pictures of the dollhouse my wife and I just finished. It is the one in the title from MakeCNC plans. The dollhouse is about 55" wide by 37" high and about 24" deep. The largest part is the piece across the back and is the above dimensions. All this was cut on a 32 by 24 inch table and was a real exercise in using the "Tiling" feature. By the way, the structure is held together by tabs and slots and lock pieces. There are over a hundred of them, and every piece fit together perfectly even though I had to cut in so many stages. My wife did all the painting and interior including the flooring and wall coverings and upholstery and made the kitchen appliances, etc, out of scraps from the shop. Now, to see if I can get these pictures to show up.....joe
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Joe,

That came out really great. I've had "design a dollhouse" on my ta-do list for years. Glad to see at least somebody is getting 'er done! Thanks for the photos (and inspiration!).
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Hey Joe,
Can you build me 6 of those by Christmas? :mrgreen: My granddaughters would love those, Guess if they see this you know what I will be doing.

Excellent work and I am sure will be greatly appreciated.

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Thanks, Michael and Bob. Bob hit the nail on the head, this is for our granddaughter, supposedly...I don't know if Grandma is going to let it go after all...I am sure I will be making another one soon...joe

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Hey Joe...I only need two of them as Christmas gifts for my granddaughters! :)
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A beautiful gift, indeed, Joe, what a great project-

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Wow...awesome job. I made one for our daughters back when they were little girls - preCNC and much simpler. It was one of their all time favorites.

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Thanks, Dave and Angie. We've also got to try and figure out how to load in the back of the SUV and haul it to Nashville....joe

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WOW I have these plans and the 3 furniture plans. Did you use 6mm or 3 mm wood? 1/4" or 1/8" wood?

Really awesome and inspiring! I was trying to use 3 mm mdf but end mill was lifting the sheet and breaking. I have straight flute now which work like a charm.

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I used the 1/4" plan which assumes you use an 1/8" end mill. Since I am over here in Eastern NC, the only practical source of sheet goods was at Lowe's and that turned out to be some form of underlayment for vinyl floors that was only about 3/16" thick. This turned out to be OK structurally and it was about half price of the Baltic Birch, not to mention shipping, but, you have to resize the plans to the thickness of your material so your slots and tabs work. Unfortunately all of the slots are dog boned with a 1/16" radius to accommodate the 1/8" end mill. Now, after resizing, your dog bones go away. So, I left the plans full size and just resized all the slots and tabs for my 1/8" cutter. Now that was an exercise in node editing!!......joe

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That is a lovely dollshouse.
My parents are building their dollshouse for the last 20 years now, all handmade.
The grandchildren can only look behind the glass lol, this seems a much more efficient way to do it.

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Thanks for the compliment...My wife and I got into it and found out that doll house building is a BIG!! pastime for a lot of folks, most of them our age...joe

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Beautiful job with a lot of fine detail. A treasure that should last a lifetime.
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