A handmade dollhouse is the perfect gift for creative play. This plywood dollhouse is sized large enough to fit 11″ dolls and has plenty of rooms for hours of fun.
Use these handmade dollhouse plans to make the perfect Christmas present this year. The 4′ dollhouse is built out of plywood for a sturdy house that will last. Large rooms are big enough for 11″ dolls, and they can even to fit through the door ways standing up. A DIY dollhouse is the perfect surprise for Christmas morning!
I knew I wanted to get my daughter a dollhouse for Christmas. She loves playing with her Barbie dolls. Currently she has a small house that folds up for easy storage. It gets lots and lots of play, but she keeps asking Santa for a dollhouse. She needs something more.
We started shopping around for dollhouses and I was left unimpressed. There were a lot of expensive options and a lot of flimsy looking options. I knew I could create something amazing for way less, so I hit the sketchpad instead. And what was born is this beautiful rolling dollhouse that is actually large enough for her 11″ dolls to fit inside (and even though the doorways).
I am so excited to give this beautiful handmade dollhouse to my daughter this Christmas. It’s been so much fun building and decorating it. I am only planning on finishing the outside of the house and a couple of the rooms inside before Christmas so that we can work together later to create the perfect handmade dollhouse with lots of personal touches.
Even though I am not done with the dollhouse, I wanted to share the build plans in case anyone else is looking to surprise someone with a beautiful handmade dollhouse this Christmas. This dollhouse can be made from almost one sheet of plywood. I know, just over one sheet really sucks. I thought I had it figured out on one sheet, but then after cutting it all out and assembling, realized I was missing one piece. So if you have a garage full of scraps, you can get away with just one sheet. If not, you will need to buy 1 and 1/4 sheets, but then you will have plenty of left over pieces to create some fun little furnishings for the house too.
PS Please excuse Eric’s nakedness. I was lucky to find him a pair of pants for the picture, but have no clue where his shirt has disappeared too. I just wanted to show the scale.
I also built this entire thing without using my table saw. The entire sheet of plywood was easily cut down with a circular saw and the Kreg RipCut and AccuCut. These are my two favorite new tools because they make it possible for me to rip down full sheets of plywood all by myself. And they are super easy to use and accurate.
And next week I will be sharing an update on the dollhouse with all the finishing ideas. But first, grab your saw and get to building. Click the arrow below for the complete handmade dollhouse plans. And don’t forget to check out the rest of my Woodworking Tutorials for more DIY gift ideas.