Build your own Barbie house easily

Barbie house
Barbie house

A Barbie house is the dream of many girls. Unfortunately, these houses are expensive and mostly not very stable. That’s why it’s worth considering building a Barbie house yourself.

What you need:

  • glued panels
  • pink colour
  • screws
  • jigsaw

Thoughts on the Barbie house

  • Barbie dolls are on a scale of 1 to 6, so the height of a Barbie house should be 40 cm and a door should be about 34 cm high and 17 cm wide.
  • It is best to build the Barbie house solidly from glued wood or fiberboard, then it can take a lot and the children can play with it without it breaking so easily.
  • You can build windows and door frames very well from strips of wood, and miter shears are a good help. If you want to use window panes, overhead film is best suited for this, or laminating film, which you can run through the laminator without interleaving paper.
  • Be sure to paint the house pink because Barbie houses have to be pink. This works very well inexpensively with full-tone wall paint, i.e. dispersion paint, which is also available in a satin finish.

Build Ken and Barbie home

  1. Build the Barbie house to grow in individual modules. All you have to do is build 80 x 80 x 40 cm boxes, leaving an 80 x 40 cm side open. A box is a room in the house. Depending on the size of the children’s room, you can put 4 boxes together and get a floor space of 1.60 m by 1.60 m or 3 that form an L, or just 2.
  2. You construct a module in such a way that you connect two 80 x 80 cm and 2.5 cm thick panels with 3 walls that are 80 x 40 cm in size. Walls that are freestanding should also be 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick. Walls adjacent to others may be of thinner material.
  3. Plan doors for adjoining walls and windows for external walls. You can cut these out with a jigsaw. Glue strips that you mitered around these openings.
  4. Once the individual boxes are complete, screw them together to form a house. If you decide to have a multi-story Barbie house, you can mount a box that is 40 x 40 x 40 cm as an elevator via a pulley on one outside. With an L-shaped structure, the inner angle of the “L” is ideal.
  5. Finally, paint the house a bold pink inside and out, and white the window and door frames.

The modular design has the advantage that you can unscrew the Barbie house and put it together in a different way.

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