DIY American Girl Doll Dollhouse Entry & Storage

Posted on Jul 18 2016 - 11:46am by Rudy

DIY American Girl Doll Front Door Entry & Storage

DIY American Girl Doll Dollhouse Entry & Storage

We are so excited to finally share these DIY American Girl Doll Front Door Entry & Storage plans with you! We have seen front doors before and we really wanted to add one to our house. We couldn’t find any existing plans online, so of course we made our own! It took a little longer than a normal build because we started from scratch. Besides seeing pictures of ones people had made, we didn’t have any measurements to go on like we normally do when replicating an AG item. So, this is a custom AGI front door entry! We added some really cool features like the storage up top. It’s a great use of space. A light would also be a good addition. 

If you don’t do the wood builds, don’t worry. This is just like Lea’s Fruit Stand where you can make it out of foam board! AND, we have a new special front door entry coming soon. It’s much wider than this one and it has a surprise twist! So, if you want a wider one that you can add a bench and maybe a few plants, stay tuned!

Watch and tell us what your favorite part of this Dollhouse Entry & Storage is!

TIPS:

  • I stained the wood shingles BEFORE I pinned them on the roof.
  • The trim was also painted BEFORE being attached in place.
  • The floor I used is a sheet of scrapbook paper. I brushed a thin layer of Mod Podge underneath, put the sheet in place, smoothed it out completely, and then added another layer of Mod Podge on top. It looks awesome in person!
  • The door knob was also painted before it was put on.
  • The door knob consists of two Dowel Caps. You can find them in the shopping list. I took a 1/2” dowel and cut it at 1 1/4” long.  Then I drilled a 1/2” hole where I wanted the door knobs to go. Next I glued one end of the dowel into the dowel cap. Then I put it through the previously drilled hole. Finally I glued the other dowel cap on the end of the dowel and now you have your door knob.

Cut List *All of these pieces are MDF EXCEPT the shingles. You cannot stain MDF so the shingles are 1/4″ Birch Plywood from Hobby Lobby or Michaels.

  • 2 – 1/2’’ @ 29’’ x 12’’ – Sides of Entry
  • 1 – 3/4’’ @ 28 1/2’’ x 12 1/4’’ – Back of Entry
  • 1 – 1/2’’ @ 12 1/4’’ x 12’’ – Bottom of Entry
  • 1 – 1/2’’ @ 12 1/4’’ x 11 1/4’’ – Ceiling of Entry
  • 1 – 3/4’’ @ 19’’ x 8’’ – Door
  • 1 – 3/4’’ x 1/4’’ @ 24’’ – Inner Door Window Trim
  • 1 – 3/4’’ x 1/2’’ @ 7 1/2’’ – Inner Door Window Bar
  • 2 – 3/4’’ x 1/2’’ @ 2 3/4’’ – Inner Door Window Bars
  • 4 – 1/2’’ x 1/4’’ @ 10 1/4’’ – Side Window Inner Trim
  • 4 – 1/2’’ x 1/4’’ @ 6 3/4’’ – Side Window Inner Trim
  • 4 – 1/4’’ @ 8 3/4’’ x 1’’ – Top of Side Window Trim
  • 8 – 1/4’’ @ 9 3/4’’ x 1’’ – Sides of Side Window Trim
  • 4 – 1/2’’ @ 9 1/4’’ x 1’’ – Bottom of Side Window Trim
  • 2 – 1/4’’ @ 10 1/4’’ x 1’’ – Top Doorway Trim
  • 4 – 1/4’’ @ 19 1/4’’ x 1’’ – Sides Doorway Trim
  • 4 – 1/4’’ @ 7’’ x 1’’ – Top & Bottom Door Trim
  • 4 – 1/4’’ @ 6 1/2’’ x 1’’ – Side Door Trim
  • 1 – 1/2’’ @ 13 1/4’’ x 12 3/4’’ – Roof
  • 1 – 1/2’’ @ 13 1/4’’ x 1/4’’ – Shingles Support
  • 1 – 1/2’’ @ 13 1/4’’ x 1/2’’ – Shingles Support
  • 1 – 1/2’’ @ 13 1/4’’ x 3/4’’ – Shingles Support
  • 1 – 1/2’’ @ 13 1/4’’ x 1’’ – Shingles Support
  • 2 – 1/4’’ @ 12 1/2’’ x 1 1/2’’ – Side Trim for Roof
  • 23 – 1/4’’ @ 3 1/4’’ x 2 3/4’’ – Shingles – See Diagram
  • 4 – 1/4’’ @ 3 1/4’’ x 1 3/8’’ – Half Shingles
  • 1 – 1/4’’ @ 13 3/4’’ x 1 3/4’’ – Back of Roof Trim

Shopping List

Step 1 & 2:

Start by cutting out the windows in the two sides of the front entry.

DIY American Girl Doll Dollhouse Entry & Storage Step 1 & 2

Step 3:

Next, cut the back wall of the front entry out as show in the diagram below. Make sure to cut the top of the wall at 67°.

DIY American Girl Doll Dollhouse Entry & Storage Step 3

Step 4:

Nail and glue the sides to the back wall and floor. Make sure the back wall is resting on top of the floor.

DIY American Girl Doll Dollhouse Entry & Storage Step 4

Step 5:

Attach the ceiling of the Front Entry by following the diagram below.

DIY American Girl Doll Dollhouse Entry & Storage Step 5

Step 6:

Cut out the center window, on the door, by following the diagram below.

DIY American Girl Doll Dollhouse Entry & Storage Step 6

Step 7:

Attach the inner window trim by following the diagram below.

DIY American Girl Doll Dollhouse Entry & Storage Step 7

Step 8:

Insert the inner window bars and attach with glue and nails.

DIY American Girl Doll Dollhouse Entry & Storage Step 8

Step 9:

Attach the side windows trim by glueing and nailing into place.

DIY American Girl Doll Dollhouse Entry & Storage Step 9

Step 10:

Attach side window trim with glue and nails.

DIY American Girl Doll Dollhouse Entry & Storage Step 10

Step 11:

Attach door trim with glue and nails.

DIY American Girl Doll Dollhouse Entry & Storage Step 11

Step 12:

Attach the door window trim with glue and nails. Be sure to make the trim flush with the inner window trim.

DIY American Girl Doll Dollhouse Entry & Storage Step 12

Step 13:

Attach the roof supports to the roof as shown in the diagram below.

DIY American Girl Doll Dollhouse Entry & Storage Step 13

Step 14:

Cut out the side roof trim as shown in the diagram below.

DIY American Girl Doll Dollhouse Entry & Storage Step 14

Step 15:

Cut the shingles as shown in the diagram below. You can make them just like ours or you can use whatever design you would like. Just remember that the shingles need to be 1/4” thick.

DIY American Girl Doll Dollhouse Entry & Storage Step 15

Step 16a:

Attach the first row with the back of the shingles flush with the roof side trim. Be sure to attach with glue and nails.

DIY American Girl Doll Dollhouse Entry & Storage Step 16 A

Step 16b:

Attach the next row with glue and nails.

DIY American Girl Doll Dollhouse Entry & Storage Step 16 B

Step 16c:

Attach the next row with glue and nails.

DIY American Girl Doll Dollhouse Entry & Storage Step 16 C

Step 16d:

This is how you roof should look when all the rows have been glued and nailed into place.

DIY American Girl Doll Dollhouse Entry & Storage Step 16 D

Step 17:

Attach the back of roof trim with glue and nails.

DIY American Girl Doll Dollhouse Entry & Storage Step 17

Step 18:

Attach the roof to the entry with the piano hinge.

DIY American Girl Doll Dollhouse Entry & Storage Top Open

DIY American Girl Doll Dollhouse Entry & Storage Back View

DIY American Girl Doll Dollhouse Entry & Storage

 

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DIY American Girl Doll Dollhouse Entry & Storage was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

10 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Anna jo August 7, 2016 at 7:54 am -

    the jeans are from maryellens collection!

  2. Hana July 20, 2016 at 11:11 am -

    I can make it out of card board

  3. Miri July 20, 2016 at 10:53 am -

    Hi Rudy! Just wondering, what theme do you use for your blog?

  4. Miri July 19, 2016 at 6:08 pm -

    Love it! Where did you get Grace’s jeans?

  5. Emily doll girl July 19, 2016 at 5:55 pm -

    can you please make school supplies

  6. Vicki Smith July 19, 2016 at 6:53 am -

    Absolutely LOVE this idea!!!!! Can’t wait to see the other door you will be making as my dolls will need more room for flower pots, seating and seasonal decorations. 🙂 Maybe I can get this made before time to trick or treat. My 5 yr old granddaughter and I love your videos and spend a lot of quality time making the crafts-keep it up. If you could give a shout out to Nana Smith and Chloe that would make her day.

  7. Diana July 18, 2016 at 1:20 pm -

    Hi I did not see where you got the door knob? What size is it and where did you get it at? Thank you

    • Rudy July 18, 2016 at 3:56 pm -

      Sorry about that! I updated that info. Thanks for noticing so quick!

  8. Aglover123 July 18, 2016 at 11:50 am -

    First!!! Make fit bit and give me shout out please!!!!!!