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I assembled this dollhouse for a second time, blogged the assembly and did some changes to the finishes. I suggest you view those changes and the more detailed instructions before you begin assembly. You can view them here.
Advanced assembly and finishing tips for experienced builders can be found here.
I finished putting the base together easily.
The wall and floor assembly is very difficult. Each piece is supported by another one, and they must all be glued simultaneously. I suggest the use of hot glue to tack the pieces together while the wood glue dries. This will allow parts to remain together.
The walls are assembled and in place. I had to use the mallet, gently but firmly, to tap some stubborn tabs into place. It helps keep everything flush and aligned as well.
Some gaps in the house are inevitable, but baseboards will hide them.
I’ve started the staircase. The instructional pictures really help a lot and reduce reading time. I chose the staircases color scheme while working on it because it must be finished during assembly.
I now need to prime the dollhouse first, so I can wallpaper the stairwells. Any wall that surrounds a staircase must be finished before staircase installation.
This is a good time to finish ceilings as well.
During this assembly I will be adding a lot of optional trim to my dollhouse, which can be easily found in the sheets of wood scraps of your punch outs. I am also be converting doorways unto entryways by leaving doors out so the dollhouse has a more open feel.