First I made a mistake ordering, I ordered a wrong dollhouse and was process already, but costumer service took care of my issues right away. The dollhouse took me an hour to assemble, from start to finish. Product is great better than the plastic Barbie house, great investment for your child. I suggest when assembling: 1. Big space to work with. (Living room) 2. Take out everything from the box- lay out every pieces with the numbers on top (possibly from left to right 1 to _I forgot_) This will take about good 20 minutes. 3. Follow instructions one-by-one while looking at the final picture. This will take good 30 minutes. 4. Finally set the small furnitures. I assembled mine at night when my daughters sleeping and covered it with linen and surprised here when she woke-up the next morning. Completely worth it, it's great for her Barbie/frozen dolls.
Product was pretty much as advertised. But on reflection, the end quality of the items are sort of crude. While stamped plywood works OK for the dollhouse itself (which is much larger), using it for the tiny furniture doesn't product the best appearance. So overall, I would rate it as .... "OK" - but not great. As to the value for the money paid, I would also say it was just "OK. $**** was fair, but certainly not a bargain. (And also note that this item is drop-shipped from the manufacturer in NY, not shipped from Overstock in Utah.)
When finished, this house looks awesome, but getting there is no easy task and definitely not for a first timer. I agree with lots of other people that the pictures and instructions are not nearly complete. I've made several dollhouses before so I could figure out what pieces go where. Some of the plywood pieces need a lot of sanding and glueing before they can be used. This unit, finished, is larger than expected also, but that was my mistake. Lots of room inside for kids to play but the top of the stairs are very fragile and could easily break with little fingers. I will not be making this house again.
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