Building a doll house from a plan is no easy task.
A Miniature Doll house plan may look simple but cutting all the pieces yourself and putting it together can be quite difficult. This is not a method I would recommend for a novice. If you are experienced with wood work though building a dolls house from a plan can be a real pleasure. There are many dolls house plans available for children's houses and collectors and you will find them in most hobby shops. You are actually more likely to find a good selection of plans in a hobby shop than in a specialist dolls house shop.
A few things you should consider when building your dolls house from a plan are:
What type of wood you will use (MDF or plywood are most popular). Remember the type of wood and thickness you use could alter the measurements of your dolls house and you may need to take this into account when following the plan. For example MDF is much thicker than plywood and you would need to allow for the difference in thickness when measuring.
Will you make your own windows & doors or use ready made one's? Making your own windows and doors to fit your dolls house can be a very tricky business and you can purchase these ready made. There is a wide selection of windows and doors available and you will find these in most miniature stores.
Costs: Building from a plan may seem like a cheap way to build a dolls house but remember you will need the tools to do it and these can be expensive.