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Make a Miniature House Model - Part 2

In this part of the tutorial we take a look at the detail work of the house. We pick one wall and I walk you through the steps to make it look like the house including the siding and the window and door work.




In this part of the tutorial I will walk you through the building of this piece of the house. It will show you a lot of the techniques and materials used to make the complete house.

One segment of the house


The drawing

We drew out the piece so we could get the scale and the measurements right. We did this for all the pieces in the model.


Cut out of foam board

We have done our measurements so we know the size and dimensions of each flat plane of the house. So, for this piece we measure it out on foamboard and then cut it out. We also cut out the window and the door.


Lap siding

Now we are going to cover the complete wall with something called lap siding. This is made by dollhouse manufacturers and it comes in a variety of materials and sizes.



Affix the lap siding

Cut the lap siding and glue it to the foamboard. You can cut it in one piece or in several pieces depending on what makes sense for each segment of the house. We used 3-in-1 glue for this. Most glues are quite ok. We like the 3 in 1 because it has good tack and will hold on it's own while drying.


Paint the siding

Then paint it. I actually took a piece of the vinyl siding from the house and brought it to a home improvement store so they could color match it for me. I got a quart of it.


Cut thin strips

Next we will do the framing around the window and door. We do this with strips of thin plastic. But you can also use a thick paper or cardstock.


Add molding

Fold it into L our U shapes and glue it all the way around the door and window. In this picture one more piece is needed at the top of the door.


Cutting for the door

The window and the door are made from bits of balsa wood.


The completed piece

And that's it. The piece is done. The steps we followed with this piece is repeated many times over with the rest of the house.


Various walls and pieces

Here are some various pieces with the siding being applied.


One side of the miniature house

And here is one complete side of the house with the siding applied.

NextLet's continue and look at some of the more interesting and challenging parts of the house


Dollhouse lap siding

Dollhouse Miniature MDF 3/8 inch Lap Siding

This is the exact product that Will purchased to make the miniature house in this tutorial.



Wooden dollhouse

Wooden Dollhouse DIY House kit with led Light and Music

  • All furnitures and things shown in the pictures are included. Need DIY
  • English Instruction, each steps has pictures to show you how to assemble.
  • DIY house is the miniature of real house, All the materials are almost the same as real house so cute and beautiful
  • 1:24 scale, Finished Product Size:14.96*12.6*18.5 inch
  • It's great to give it to friends, lover, family, kids as birthday/Christmas/Valentine's day Gift. Means more to make it by yourself!


Book cover

Fairy House: How to Make Amazing Fairy Furniture, Miniatures, and More from Natural Materials

Fairy House is a fascinating adventure into the making of miniscule kingdoms of the fairytale realm from objects found in nature. Through more than 350 clear, detailed, full-color photographs and understandable yet whimsical guidance, the reader will learn to fashion intricate, tiny cups from acorn pods and grapevine tendrils, dreamlike beds from delicate flowers and leaves, and an amazing array of other beautiful and unique pieces that will inspire the reader to find their true artistic ability and imagination. A photo gallery of other stunning pieces provides the reader with more possibilities to create.