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xx   TOY

How to make a playbarn and scarecrow dolls.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1972 (v.50#12) pg. 63

Plans for a log cabin doll house and interior furnishings.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1972 (v.50#12) pg. 63

Three-story doll house is 16" wide, 30" high and 8" deep and is scaled for 4" dolls. Patterns are included for furniture and Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls and their clothes.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1973 (v.51#12) pg. 55, 113

How to turn an unfinished cabinet (with doors and three shelves) into a doll house. Also includes instructions for making a trio of fabric dolls and furniture.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1979 (v.57#12) pg. 106, 188

"Fantasyland Castle" dollhouse is made from one 4x8 sheet of plywood and assorted moldings. Full-sized pattern can be ordered. Est. cost: $60.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1986 (v.64#10) pg. 50

Simple two-story dollhouse is made from plywood. Features four brightly painted rooms. Dimensions: 32" long, 25" wide, 33" tall. Est. cost: $30.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1979 (v.3#3) pg. 20

Wooden dollhouse with 4 rooms and hinged roof is made from plywood, Masonite and pine. Two story house measures 17" long, 16" tall and 11" deep.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1981 (v.5#2) pg. 25

Castle or fort is built from hardboard and features 4 turrets and a drawbridge. Base measures 24"x24".
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1983 (v.6#6) pg. 26

Build a dollhouse on a scale of 1:12. The two-story shell is constructed of 3/8-inch birch plywood. Commercially available windows, doors, trim, etc. are used to complete the unit.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1984 (v.8#3) pg. 10, 25

Miniature playhouse includes a ladder, tire swing, balcony, etc.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1989 (v.13#1) pg. 14, 26

Enchanting doll house divides in half along the ridge of the roof giving access to eight interior rooms (4 in each half). Overall dimensions: 23"x28"x19" tall.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1989 (v.13#3) pg. 41

Old MacDonald's barn. This two-level toy barn has a ground level constructed of logs. A ramp leads to the upper level of the barn, which has vertical siding painted red. A pair of double doors open to the ramp.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1992 (v.16#1) pg. 24, 40

How to electrify a doll house.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #63 Jun 1978 (v.6#3) pg. 63

Two-story, country farmhouse. Part 1. It features dual chimneys and a porch across the entire front. The shell is made from Luan Mahogany plywood to which wooded siding, trim and shingles are added. Dimensions: 31"x21"x28".
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #91 Feb 1983 (v.8#7) pg. 28

How to fabricate working miniature windows for doll houses. Both single and double windows are shown. The window panes move up-and-down within the frame.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #92 Apr 1983 (v.8#8) pg. 63

How to make working miniature doors. Panel door and crossbuck door are shown.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #93 Jun 1983 (v.8#9) pg. 26

How to make real plastered walls in miniature doll houses.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #94 Aug 1983 (v.8#10) pg. 48

Two-story county farmhouse. Part 2. Exterior finishing. Installing lap siding, chimney and porch railings.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #94 Aug 1983 (v.8#10) pg. 59

Custom miniature house wiring. Using flat copper tape and individual room switches to electrify a doll house.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #95 Oct 1983 (v.8#11) pg. 28

All-American Colonial style doll house is built from two 4x8-ft. pieces of plywood and two 6-ft pieces of 1"x8" pine. Dimensions: 34" long, 20" deep, 32" high. Est. cost: $40.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #95 Oct 1983 (v.8#11) pg. 34

Build a Georgian style fireplace for your doll house.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #96 Dec 1983 (v.8#12) pg. 50

Dollhouse chimney will generate smoke without an electric smoke generator.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #97 Feb 1984 (v.9#1) pg. 16

Tips on restoring an antique dollhouse (circa 1899).
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #98 Apr 1984 (v.9#2) pg. 16

Building a dollhouse: A modeler's experience. Part 1. An experienced model aircraft builder explores the use of epoxy cements, paints and instant glues in constructing a dollhouse kit.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #98 Apr 1984 (v.9#2) pg. 25

Building a dollhouse: A modeler's experience. Part 2. Use epoxy paints and cements to simulate stucco and assemble windows.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #99 Jun 1984 (v.9#3) pg. 30

How to remove latex paint from plastic dollhouse shutters using ordinary household cleaning supplies.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #100 Aug 1984 (v.9#4) pg. 12

Miniature Halloween scene to use as a centerpiece. Use the ideas to decorate a dollhouse.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #101 Oct 1984 (v.9#5) pg. 32

Dollhouse electrification. How to install wiring and fixtures using today's popular methods and materials.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #102 Dec 1984 (v.9#6) pg. 35

Pattern for a dormer window for a doll house with a 45-degree pitch roof.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #107 Oct 1985 (v.9#11) pg. 50

A look at a three-story townhouse doll house created by Camilla Beall.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS May 1974 (v.4#7) pg. 48

A look at several styles of doll houses and instructions on how to make kitchen dollhouse furniture.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Mar 1976 (v.6#5) pg. 20

How to construct a log cabin doll house. Pattern and detailed instructions included.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Sep 1976 (v.6#10) pg. 60

Seven easy summer projects designed for kids. Includes a butterfly pencil holder, clothespin key rings, a child's play rug, milk carton houses, wooden picture dominoes, a bread dough sheep plaque and a fish-shaped breadboard.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1977 (v.8#5) pg. 62

How to make a child's play rug that is a street layout for a play town.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1977 (v.8#5) pg. 63

How to make toy houses from pint-sized and quart-sized milk cartons.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1977 (v.8#5) pg. 64

Special issue for miniature enthusiasts. How to build a two-story Victorian house. Architectural board (mini-board) is used for the construction. Detailed instructions accompany the patterns.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Oct 1977 (v.8#8) pg. 20, 37

Pioneer dollhouse is built from a corrugated cardboard box covered with "logs" rolled from newspaper and painted brown. Instructions and patterns for house and furniture furnished.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jan-Feb 1978 (v.9#1) pg. 18, 38

A doll house with a twist. A play barn with stalls for the animals and an accessable hay mow. Includes an assortment of animals, standup shrubs, and a farm family.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Oct 1978 (v.9#8) pg. 34

Red barn made from milk cartons and an assortment of glue-dough farm animals.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 23 1978 (v.91#12) pg. 128, 206

How to make a village of buildings from milk cartons.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 23 1978 (v.91#12) pg. 128, 209

Frontier town store fronts to make from cardboard and pine.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 23 1978 (v.91#12) pg. 129, 216

Your town. Houses, shops, churches, and school, all about 3" high, are cut from pine scraps and dowel.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 1 1979 (v.92#15) pg. 97, 163

Two-story colonial dollhouse with wood shingles, detailed moldings and board-batten siding.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 18 1980 (v.93#16) pg. 128

A $500 dream dollhouse that you build for only $75. This spacious Victorian house has five rooms, an attic, a full-length porch and a railed staircase.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 16 1982 (v.95#16) pg. 22

Padded fabric dollhouse is also a carrying case for small dolls.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 25 1983 (v.96#15) pg. 98, 154

Gingerbread doll house for $10. Complete plans must be ordered.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #195 Jan 1979 (v.29#1) pg. 84

Dream dollhouse. The shell is constructed from plywood, shingles and siding are made from cedar. The dollhouse looks like a real home. Est. cost: $45.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #255 Jan 1985 (v.35#1) pg. 68

Wordless Workshop suggests how to make an under-the-bed platform on casters that holds a child's toy town layout.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #343 Nov-Dec 1993 (v.43#10) pg. 92

Making miniature shingles for dollhouses from softwood (such as white cedar).
FINE WOODWORKING #24 Sep-Oct 1980 pg. 19

Guillotine splitter uses a plane iron to make shake shingles for a dollhouse.
FINE WOODWORKING #30 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 14

How to produce simulated clapboard siding for doll houses.
FINE WOODWORKING #43 Nov-Dec 1983 pg. 12

Doll house is built from grocery crates. Furniture and decorations are made from plastic containers.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jul 1978 (v.187#1) pg. 144, 230

Victorian doll house is made from a 12" square white corrugated cardboard box. Architectural details are cut from ConTact paper.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Dec 1985 (v.201#6) pg. 75, 292

"Gingerbread Cookie" house is made from vinyl and felt and trimmed with rickrack.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Dec 1985 (v.201#6) pg. 75, 292

Building for imagination. Dollhouse project features realistic-looking clapboards, asphalt roofing shingles, fireplace brick, sylight, etc.
HOME MECHANIX #726 Oct 1988 (v.84) pg. 74

Quickpoint toys. A truck, doll furniture and a house all made from plastic needlepoint canvas and stitched with yarn around the edges and to highlight certain features. Instructions for truck furnished.
LADIES HOME JOURNAL NEEDLE & CRAFT Fall-Winter 1978 (v.9#1) pg. 91, 118

A dollhouse to make a room at a time. Instructions for building four rooms, a porch and the furnishings.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Winter 1978 (v.23#4) pg. 60, 128

A dream dollhouse built as a replica of the owner's own home. Plans for dollhouse can be ordered. Instructions included with the article for (1) cross-stitch spread and canopy for 4-poster bed, (2) crocheted afghan, (3) needlepoint rug, (4) cross-stitch embroidery for wing chair, and (5) cross-stitched placemats.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Summer 1979 (v.24#2) pg. 46, 95

Needlepoint houses for a miniature village are also banks for coins. Made from plastic canvas.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jan-Feb 1983 (v.28#1) pg. 108, 127

Dollhouse decorating. Tips on how to paint and decorate a country cottage kit dollhouse using folk art motifs.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Feb 1988 (v.33#2) pg. 70, 97

Building in miniature. MI's heirloom dollhouse. Based on a Victorian farmhouse. Features four large rooms, attic, decorative staircase, etc.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #630 Nov 1980 (v.76) pg. 92

Miniature cordwood barn. Simply add toy animals and your child will have a toy "barnyard".
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #73 Jan-Feb 1982 pg. 10

Miniature homestead doll house/farmstead. Includes figures for the family of four and its animals that can be traced onto wood, painted and cut out.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #101 Sep-Oct 1986 pg. 76

A very different dollhouse. Master the basic technique, and you can design and build your own dollhouse.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #120 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 68

A one-room needlepoint dollhouse and accompanying furniture.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Sep-Oct 1980 (v.3#5) pg. 18, 50

Assembling a dollhouse kit in six weeks. Secrets to finding the time to complete the project.
NUTSHELL NEWS Aug 1990 (v.20#8) pg. 48

Three doll houses. A revolving 5-room house, a folding two-story house, and a reproduction of your own house in small scale.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1965 (v.124#6) pg. 142

Two story doll house is styled like an English farmhouse. The front wall of the house opens up for access. Made from one-half sheet of 3/8" plywood.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1975 (v.144#5) pg. 122

Two enchanting dollhouses you can build. (1) Victorian style with swing away front porch revealing two floors of rooms, plus a lift off roof to reach the third floor of rooms. Dimensions are 34"x20"x46" high. Est. cost: $120. (2) A simpler, less ornate three-floor house done in townhouse style featuring brick exterior. Dimensions are 20"x12"x36" high. Est. cost: $60.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1976 (v.146#6) pg. 116

Combination dollhouse and toy storage box is built from 1/2" plywood.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1981 (v.155#6) pg. 94

Toy village is scaled to suit "Matchbox" cars. Streets are painted on canvas which rolls up for storage.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1981 (v.156#5) pg. 30

Tip shows how to make a miniture doll house from plastic bottles.
SUNSET Dec 1977 (v.159#6) pg. 107

Tips on making a redwood deck for a dollhouse.
SUNSET Jan 1984 (v.172#1) pg. 74

High-rise dollhouse has six legs, six rooms, three floors and a dozen hinged doors. Est. cost: $160.
SUNSET Mar 1987 (v.178#3) pg. 96

Cow palace. Toy model of a barn features a fold down wall, a roof panel that lifts off, doors that swing open, interior animal pens, a ladder to the hayloft, routed shingles on the roof, etc. Built mostly of birch plywood. Overall dimensions: 17"x27"x22" tall
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #38 Mar 1994 (v.7#2) pg. 5

Toy dollhouse made from plywood has lots of opening for children's arms and fingers to arrange the furnishings (not included in article). Overall dimensions: 22"x9"x21" tall.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #42 Nov 1994 (v.7#6) pg. 16

Simple dollhouse with furnishings and accessories. Includes tips for making the house and balsa-wood furniture. Complete plans may be ordered.
WOMAN'S DAY Apr 6 1982 (v.45#8) pg. 75, 152

Tiny, decorative village is cut from pine scraps and gaily painted in antique colors.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 25 1983 (v.47#2) pg. 62, 144

Dollhouse in a box. This plywood dollhouse (32"x12"x17" tall) comes apart quickly and stores inside a wooden case (36"x20"x4" thick).
WOOD MAGAZINE #34 Apr 1990 (v.7#2) pg. 46

Little red tote barn. Colorful barn doubles as a tote box for carrying and storing plastic farm animals. Also includes instructions for making sections of rail fence.
WOOD MAGAZINE #61 Jun 1993 (v.10#4) pg. 68

Build an Elizabethan period doll house. It stands 31" tall, is 32" long and 24" wide.
WOODWORKER #1021 Dec 1978 (v.82) pg. 556

How to build Georgian style doll houses.
WOODWORKER #1080 Nov 1983 (v.87) pg. 676

1/12 scale two-story Colonial-style doll house. Start with a plywood shell. Finish by painting or adding exterior components (siding, windows, doors, etc.). Includes an optional kitchen addition. Overall dimensions: 41" long, 14" wide, 24" tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1984 (v.8#6) pg. 52

Round barn toy structure replaces structural framing with plywood rings. Thin lauan plywood is used for siding and roofing. The barn is 24" diameter and one-quarter of the side is cut away to provide access to the two levels inside.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1998 (v.22#3) pg. 24

Cabinet doll house for 8" and 12" dolls.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1963 (v.19#6) pg. 16

Doll's tree house. Doll house fashioned to simulate a tree trunk. Side with balcony opens to reveal three floors.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1967 (v.23#2) pg. 24

A cabinet doll house designed primarily for a young housewife who wanted to display a collection of doll furniture carefully selected over the years.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1968 (v.24#6) pg. 20

Victorian doll house is made from wooden shutters. Base is 30"x42". Height is 24" plus steeply slopes roof. Est. cost: $30 to $50.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1970 (v.26#6) pg. 31
Added Info WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1973 (v.29#5) pg. 42

Plans for making a toy village from wooden blocks. 11 styles of houses, a hotel, store, church, and office building are shown.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1975 (v.31#1) pg. 16

Mobile doll house is a recreation vehicle 29" long by 11-1/2" wide. Top removes for access.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1976 (v.32#6) pg. 85

A charming doll house is really a jewelry box. Four jewelry drawers are installed in the rear opening of this Victorian style doll house. Overall dimensions are 12" tall, 11" deep and 16" wide. It is mounted on a lazy-susan bearing to make it easy to turn around.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1979 (v.35#1) pg. 112

Little red barn for toy animals. Built from wood. Back of barn is open so hayloft and barn floor are accessable. Measures 10"x12"x12".
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1979 (v.35#3) pg. 31

Kit built dollhouse is woodworking challenge. Tips on assembly.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1980 (v.36#6) pg. 4

Detailed instructions for building the dollhouse featured in the Borden glue advertisements.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1980 (v.36#6) pg. 50

Pentagon shape "solar" dollhouse features roof skylights. Revolves on a "lazy-susan" turntable to give access to the five rooms.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1980 (v.36#6) pg. 62

Simple dollhouse for 12" dolls is wired for electric lights.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1980 (v.36#6) pg. 68

Building a dollhouse with substitute materials. Some tips.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1983 (v.39#1) pg. 32

Contemporary style dollhouse includes passive solar features.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1986 (v.42#6) pg. 55

Durable no-frills dollhouse is made from 3/8" plywood.
WORKBENCH Oct-Nov 1993 (v.49#5) pg. 28