How I Built My Dollhouse Windows
How I Built My Dollhouse Windows
This weekend I worked on my dollhouse room box windows. I didn’t have time to really focus on the project this weekend, so I didn’t get much more done that this.
I started off with my main drawing and created a block based on the area I cut away from the walls.
I knew that I wanted my window trim to be black and have multiple panes. So this is what I came up with in Adobe Illustrator.
I headed down to the Glowforge in my basement and cut these two. I want to cut two of each, and then obviously a second set of the double one as I have two of that same size window.
My plan is to cut down some acetate to put in between.
Cutting one of each allowed me to dry-fit them to make sure I didn’t need to make any changes. And, hallelujah! It fit the first time.
I painted all of the pieces with black paint and then cut down the acetate. I used wood glue to put them together.
Everything fits perfectly! I will glue those in after I put a coat of paint on the entire box.
I also managed to use wood filler to fill in any gaps.
Dollhouse Window Trim Idea
I decided to go with a more craftsman style trim on my windows and floor baseboards. And, now I wish I had factored that in before I glue down the trim on the outside windows.
I tried to remove it but MDF and wood glue won’t allow that to be pretty. So I’ll just glue down on top and learn my lesson for the next go around.
I drew out the trim idea I had originally found on Pinterest and cut all of those pieces out. I won’t put those in until all the windows are in.
Learning Fusion 360
I had a little time on Sunday evening and decided to jump into Skillshare and learn a little Fusion 360 to try and learn how to use my 3d Resin Printer for parts.
I want to do this style of lighting on the outside.
Though I’m not ready to print, I did manage to get some of this figured out in the app!
I just have to draw the wall plate and then decide if I’m going to use a larger gauge wire to make the arm. I’ll be sure to dedicate an entire post to it when I’m ready.
I know I had talked about painting when I did the post last week, but I honestly needed my brother’s feedback on how to make the roof. So I wanted to wait until I had that figured out. I think I know how now and will cut and test all of that.
Gonna have to make a run to the hardware store for paint!
I hope to have more stuff next weekend. I really want to finish this exterior by the end of the month, but I’m itching to put on a porch too. NO, Holly! NO!
I’m also on Tik Tok now – watch the window video now!
Holly, Wow you really don’t do anything half assed! You are doing a spectacular job. I’ve worked in miniature most of my life and seen some really things. Yours will rate right up there with the best (and a first try? Impressive!)
Are you going to electrify the box? Do some research on a copper tape method originally designed for model trains. No need to use wires.
I can’t wait to see what you do next.
Thanks! I’m definitely learning how to do things a little differently next time though. It’s fun. I haven’t decided yet on electrifying. I kinda want to, but am a little intimidated. I will look into that! Have been off the past two weekends with other personal stuff, so excited to jump back on it this weekend.