Friday, December 26, 2008


The scale is 1 inch to 1 foot. This is the standard scale used by the the Americans from where a lot of the doll house miniatures originate. The basic shell to the house is made from 9mm or 3/8th inch plywood. The plywood should have as many plies as available and in terms of quality in descending order, use
  • Marine ply
  • Beech faced ply
  • External ply (used by the construction industry for temporary walls, concrete moulding etc)
  • ordinary ply.

The quality sets the stability of the finished model. The base is made from 1.5 x 7/8 th inch hard wood. Strangely, the wood shop I have been using has the ply sheets in imperial sizes, 8 ft x 4 ft x 3/8 in.

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