The Beacon Hill is a beautiful kit which, truthfully, takes alot of time and a tremendous amount of patience to complete. I certainly would NOT recommend this as a first build. However, if you want a truly collector quality house to display pridefully, this is one for you! The archictectural details are amazing and unique, even compared to more expensive kits. Once again, the outcome will depend on how much time and attention to detail you put in. Sand the pieces well, use wood filler for gaps, and follow the instructions carefully. Take your time. Enjoy the process. Greenleaf is really good with support so any problems you have can be solved with a call. The price for this kit here on overstock is the best deal around. Period.
I loved this project. I must admit I scoffed at a review from someone about the hours taken to complete this, but it really does take a long time. I wouldn't really take this on if you are not into crafting and if you are not a hands-on type fix it person, it is hard work. I thoroughly enjoyed it and it looks awesome. I have a few touch up paint bits to do and then the interior decorating - a hobby is a project you do when you feel like it. Don't pressure yourself to finish it - it is an ongoing project to enjoy.
- How accurate was the sizing? It was great but very splintery
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. It was good, but the cleanness of the laser cut could have been a bit better
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
The dollhouse arrived so promptly, I was very pleased. 2 of the pieces were cracked but I think that was due to the thin wood, not the shipping. overall, wonderful dollhouse for my first time, and you can't beat the overstock shipping flat fee, it is very heavy and would have cost an additional $20 anywhere else.
This is a beautiful doll house. Few of the doll house kits have this much exterior detailing included in the kit.. I have constructed doll houses before and, though they can be time comsuming, they are well worth the effort. I was delighted with the prompt delivery . I ordered it was just before Christmas and it came within a few days. Could not be more pleased with this house.
Ok so this doll house is wonderful. May I give some advice. I have not started to build this one yet but I have built others in the past.1. Give your self a nice long time frame. It not somthing you can put together in a week. No matter how handy you are.2. Label all your parts3. Sand sand sand4. Paint all your parts first5. Don't work on this with your childrent it will just fusterate you :<HAVE FUN !!!!! THEY ARE GREAT AND WELL WORTH THE TIME AND ENERGY. YOU CAN'T BEET THE PRICE AT OVERSTOCK.
I was, indeed, impressed with the final results - looks just like the picture. However, I was not prepared for how long this endeavor would actually take! I have an architectural degree and am very familiar with building models, adhesives, etc. - It took me many weeks worth of time to assemble. I found the directions easy enough to follow, but the wood quality was poor at best - even after sanding, most pieces never looked good.
60 years ago I enjoyed putting together model planes and cars. This is my first model home and probably won't be my last. Yes, there will be splinters, you are working with wood! Instructions are usually good, sometimes wish for additional illustration, but imagination and creativity is encouraged. Don't toss out the punched out pieces of wood right away. So far I've found three picture frames an potentially two twin bed frames in the so called waste. This one is complicated for beginners but being retired I have no deadline to meet. Would recommend to anyone wanting to achieve a sense of accomplishment by working with their hands.