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Building the Malibu Beach House! Part 1

Linda Becker loved the new Malibu Beach House kit we received from England so much she just had to build one for herself to display in the store!

Building the Malibu Beach House! Part 1

We were so thrilled when we opened up the all three boxes of this kit. All the smaller items were all pre-assembled! No more hassle of putting together window frames, stair cases, railings, ect!

 

The first thing we recommend you do when you go to build any dollhouse is open everything up and lay out all the pieces on your work space. Read the instructions thoroughly and make sure all the pieces are included. If something is missing, contact the manufacturer directly. 

Building the Malibu Beach House! Part 1

Once you have all your parts, you're ready to start! Linda opted to do a dry run of the first floor before she started painting to make sure all the pieces fit together perfectly and no sanding was needed. Then the painting marathon begins!

Building the Malibu Beach House! Part 1

For gluing together the pieces of your dollhouse, we recommend Quick Grip Glue. It takes about 5 minutes for the glue to set, so you can re-position your pieces and get a perfect fit.

Because the Malibu Beach House is a front-opening dollhouse, Linda opted to replace the back wall with clear plastic so you can easily see into the house from all sides. 

Building the Malibu Beach House! Part 1

Building the Malibu Beach House! Part 1

Building the Malibu Beach House! Part 1

Once the basic structure is standing, before adding the ceiling/second floor, Linda makes a paper template of the floor in each room. Once the paper template is made, trace it on heavy card stock then cut out and test the fit. When you have the perfect fit, you can glue your flooring directly to your card stock template. If you are electrifying your dollhouse, we recommend you use double sided tape to hold your template in place, so that way your electrical hides nicely underneath and is easy to get to if something comes loose.   

Building the Malibu Beach House! Part 1

Now with the sliding windows attached and the second story floor glued in place, the first floor is complete!

 


1 comment

  • Merle Locke

    I am building this also, and would like to know if the tall back wall should be flush with the chimney. My tall wall appears to be quarter of an inch taller than the chimney.

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