Make this charming Victorian dollhouse with unfinished wood and give it your own personal touches to create a cherished family house. Dollhouse features ornate trim, fixed double-hung style windows, octagon shaped dormer windows, and a bay window. Each floor has a divider wall that can be placed where you choose or left out completely for larger rooms. The detailed trim and decorative front porch add to its charming authenticity.
The all-wood dollhouse goes together with tab and slot construction that requires only glue to complete assembly
Shingles are included
Unpainted and unfinished: Decorate, paint, wallpaper, and furnish this heirloom-to-be with your own personal taste and style
Assembled Dollhouse Dimensions: 21 inches wide x 21 inches high x 14 inches deep
Assembled: 21 in. H x 14 in. D x 21 in. W
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I ordered this doll house for my granddaughter. I have built houses and do wood carving, but this kit was totally a piece of junk. The plywood was separated so the pieces broke as soon as they were cut from the pressed form. The instructions were poorly presented. The design was flawed beyond use. The plywood was so thin for the shingles that they cracked as you tried to glue them on the roof--about the thickness of 3 sheet of paper. I had to glue the plywood back together with tweezers to even start the assembly. After 10 hours of total frustration with the poor material I gave up. It was clear that even when finished it would last about 5 hrs with my granddaughter. You would be further ahead to try and build it out of used cardboard. A real fiasco.
This dollhouse kit makes a very large, elegant, and sturdy dollhouse that will make any young girl happy for years and made well enough that she can hand it down to her children one day.
First off - this is a kit, much like a model ship, or jigsaw puzzle it will take time (10-18 hrs of work) to put it together. This was my 2nd dollhouse kit from Greentree and I am pleasantly surprised at the quality of every product they make. The 'Orchid" is one of their oldest and best.
As for Overstock- the product arrived very fast and well packaged with no complaints at all. Very well done.
Some advice to those purchasing this wonderful gift for any young girl. Follow the instructions exactly- dont skip ahead. Prime bare wood pieces with any cheap primer before painting, or wood conditioner before staining - finishing.
Some advice- use paper plates to keep parts and pieces organized and seperated, especially while they dry after finishing. I encourage using a glue gun with 'high heat, multipurpose or wood glue sticks', as well as fast tack construction adhesive for large parts. All of this can be found at most any store for a few bucks.
I hope this review helps, and enjoy a very fun project which will give smiles for years to come.
While this is a moderately easy kit, if you have any trouble, goto their website forums (Manufacturers) for help or great advice from miniturerists that post great pics and ideas.
I built a dollhouse for my sister and am in the process of buidling one for myself. it was basically pretty easy and thrilling when I finished the window seat. The directions where in some parts pretty dark and so I really had to re-read some directions several time. I omitted the stairs to fit more furniture. Enjoy this house, with a bout 4 coatings of paint, it can last many, many years. Use good glue as well.
How accurate was the sizing? excellent
Please tell us about the quality of the product. typical thin wood, I don't remember any splintering, but the shingles did break apart here and there.
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Except for the breaking of the occasional shingle the pieces came out of the sheets easily.
Due to the fragility of this product, I don't recommend it as a first doll house for toddlers. The rooms can not be altered in size or dimension and two are barely usable for furniture. I will probably return mine and exchange it for a bigger one so I have more choices in personalization. For instance: working lights and fans... ect.
Bought for my Grand Daughter who is going to be so surprised on Christmas day!! : )
How accurate was the sizing? good
Please tell us about the quality of the product. fair quality but fragile
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
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