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Scrap-Wood Dollhouse




Use extra wood to build a simple dollhouse for your child with this how-to from blogger Joel Henriques's "Made to Play!"


  • Two pieces of wood in any size (our floor board was 7 inches by 9 inches and our wall board was 8 inches by 9 inches)
  • Nails or screws
  • Paint, stain, or finish
  • Wood glue
  • Saw
  • Drill
  • Beeswax
  • Various found objects, scrap wood, scrap fabric


  1. Step 1

    Sand boards and nail or screw together along one edge. Paint, stain, or finish as desired.

  2. Step 2

    Use found objects and your imagination to make furniture and decorations

  3. Step 3

    Attach two 2-inch rectangular scrap pieces of wood together with glue. Upholster by wrapping a thin rectangle of cardboard with scrap fabric.

  4. Step 4

    Cut a small section of a dowel, sand, and drill a small hole in the middle of one end. Stand a twig or plant clipping in the hole. (Tip: To smooth and protect scraps of wood, rub with beeswax.)

  5. Step 5

    Scan and shrink children's artwork, draw your own, or hang a small printed photo.

  6. Step 6

    To make a rug, cut a piece of faux fur or fringe the edges of a small piece of fabric.

  7. Step 7

    See our how-to on the Crafts Dept. blog.



Reviews (1)

  • crazyforjava 29 Dec, 2011

    I really enjoyed watching this show. Joel seems like such a fun dad. Thanks for sharing!