Remember you want the space between shingles in each row to line up with the center of a shingle in the previous row.
Putting siding on a dollhouse.
It s also a good idea to leave the roof off as well especially if it s gabled.
Put a light coat of stain on them or leave them natural for that real wood effect or paint them your favorite color.
Use an adjustment shingle one cut to the necessary width that will align the appropriate alternating overlap pattern of the row.
Here s my old victorian.
The scale of your dollhouse matters when selecting materials to make clapboard siding for your dollhouse.
It is usually easier to first cut along the vertical lines then across the horizontal lines.
Old houses have that beautiful narrow lap siding.
The right hand side is original.
Pointers tips and tricks on how to install the siding on your dollhouse.
Hold the first piece of siding along the bottom edge of the first wall flush with the corner of the house.
To apply your siding before the components you have to assemble the basic shell of the dollhouse first including all bays.
Just getting simple installing siding can make the job go really fast.
Wooden coffee stirrers craft sticks and tongue depressors all make good clapboard once you trim the round ends and decide whether or not to stain weather or paint them.
The job goes by fast and you are less tired because there is less work in installing it.
Hold or temporarily tape your siding sheet in place then using a pencil mark any doors and windows from inside the dollhouse to indicate your cutting lines.
There is siding that simply clips into place which eliminates the stressful need to nail in every single piece.
It s a lot more time consuming to install whether your house is full sized or dollhouse sized but it adds so much authenticity if it s done right.
Apply greenleaf siding vertically like board and batten or horizontally like clapboards shakes or shingles.
You will transform your dollhouse with our wood siding and add an instant touch of appeal to the exterior.
Once i decided to make my dollhouse victorian siding became an important factor.
Remove the sheet and cut along the pencil lines with your knife.