Barn Dollhouse - Small
Free plans to build a barn dollhouse! This simple plan is big enough for horses on the bottom, dolls on top! Step by step instructions from Ana-White.com
2 - 1x12 @ 8 feet long
6” of 1x6 scraps
29 x 28 1/2” 1/4” plywood piece for back
1 1/4” pocket hole screws or 2” trim screws or 2” finish nails and glue
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
1 - 1x12 @ 27” (bottom)
2 - 1x12 @ 11 1/4” (sides)
2 - 1x12 @ 10 1/2” (stable dividers)
1 - 1x12 @ 28 1/2” - both ends beveled at 22 1/2 degrees off square, long point to long point, ends NOT parallel (middle floor)
2 - 1x12 @ 15 1/4” - both ends beveled at 22 1/2 degrees off square, long point to long point, ends NOT parallel (lower roof)
1 - 1x12 @ 18” - both ends beveled at 22 1/2 degrees off square, long point to long point, ends NOT parallel (loft floor)
1 - 1x12 @ 12” (upper floor divider)
2 - 1x12 @ 10” - both ends beveled at 22 1/2 degrees off square, long point to long point, ends NOT parallel (upper roof)
2 - 1x6 @ 2 1/4” long point, cut at 22 1/2 degrees off square (optional loft siding)
Back plywood is 29” x 28 1/2” overall.
Start by just putting together a small bookshelf. The only difference is the top has beveled ends for the barn style roof.
NOTE: Dividers are optional! You could just add in 1x3s to make stables down there later too!
It may be easier to dry fit the entire roof just to make sure everything fits and works first. Make sure you mark all joints first, then all you have to do is line up your marks with the other boards. If you have a nailer, those can be super handy in keeping things in place, or you can use clamps.
This will tie the two lower roofs in. Attach with screws or pocket hole screws.
The center divider is optional.
These little guys will help support the top roof and guild you in attaching top roof.
Finally add the top roof - glue here is your friend! Nail to the pieces from step 5.
For the back, lay the project on the 1/4" plywood and trace. Cut out with a jigsaw and attach to back with 1 1/4" finish nails or screws and glue. Attach to all fixed shelves and dividers for the best joint.