On this website I show the progress of my dollhouse. This, in half scale built, dollhouse consists of 5 Amsterdam Canal Houses. This dollhouse is a replica of the premises built at the Bickersgracht in Amsterdam in the 18th and 19th centuries. They still exist. This building was made by a grandfather for his granddaughter. When he was finished the granddaughter had other interests and the building was sold.

Something in between

On the site of Elizabeth, to be precise here, I found the prints to make the McLoughlin Folding Doll House. This would fit well in the toyshop I am making as a project this year. While making the folding dollhouse in 12th scale the thought came to me to make this folding dollhouse also in 24th scale for the girlsroom in the Bickersgracht.
Here you see the folding dollhouse in both scales. I put a ruler in front of it so you can see the sizes of each scale.

Some technical details about the 24th scale dollhouse:
The print is printed on 80 grams paper. (thicker paper would be too coarse for this scale, I find)
With tacky glue the pages are glued, when the glue is dry the walls will be strong enough.
I did use off-white paper to print on, not the plain white printer paper.
The print is coated with transparent nail polish. (hopefully it hold against discoloration)

In the meantime Elizbeth also made a couple of 24th pdfs for those who would like to make such a tiny folding dollhouse. If you are interested you will find them here.


Little progress

It remains quiet here. To continue with the house I first want the doors mounted on an other way. At the moment the doors are mounted with piano hinges. I want to change these. I would like to have the possibility to remove the doors completely. On this way the house takes less room when I want to set it open.
It is quite hard to find the right hinge for this finding. The onces I did find at the moment are a bit to large. But with a little patience I will find them.

 In the meantime I'm not standing still. There is some information I am looking for. Such as a nice double door that connects the staircase with the living room. And ways to decorate the walls. No new pictures of the house itself now.
But I can show you other furniture that I've made in the past.
These easy chairs I found in a book called: How to build modern furniture by Mario Dal Fabbro. A great book which includes lots of projects with line drawings, material list, and instructions how to make real life furniture. With this complete information I made these chairs in half scale.
With a picture as an example I made this telescope. Not that bad I think.
The stove is made with some measurement information I found on the internet. What would we do without the internet?
Some technical information about how I made the stove. The oven tray is made of an empty eye shadow tin, the hotspots are made ​​from button parts. The stove pipe is made from a straw.