How To Make Dollhouse Hardwood Floors
Cut ends off craft sticks w/ sharp scissors. Helpful to do this in a box so pieces don’t go flying!
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Keep some sticks full length, cut others into smaller pieces.
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Sand cut ends quickly with rough sand paper then fine sand paper. Don’t forget to smooth out corners.
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Sanding takes a LONG time, but is totally optional! Here’s a comparison of not sanded vs sanded.
Dilute acrylic paint with water & apply to all floorboards. Use different colors for variation.
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Let dry completely before “installing”.
Add wood glue to the floor, spread with paintbrush. Place boards starting in the back.
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When you get to the front you might need to cut and sand a stick to the correct size. Glue down, newly sanded edge facing in.
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Keep going until no more rows will fit! Wipe excess glue as needed as you go.
For the last row you may need to trim sticks to fit. Cut to size, lightly sand, then glue down.
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Place heavy books on top until dry. Use tin foil between sticks and books so they don’t get stuck!
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When dry, lightly sand with fine grit sand paper to remove glue residue or rough edges.
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Add a few coats of your favorite non toxic sealer. I used Mod Podge Ultra Gloss.
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Dollhouse wood floors are complete! Time to finish the outside of the house...
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