Every now and then I like to start a new small project to keep my DIY wood shop skills in tip top shape. Recently I had a daughter and wanted to build her a small doll house. The reason I did this was because most of the doll houses I saw in the shop seemed like they would break down easily and were just small pink square rooms any way. So I decided to go ahead and choose to make one myself. I looked up a few ideas online on building a doll house and decided that I would settle on one of the easier ones for now.
The design that I ended up going with was essentially just 4 to 5 open faced wooden boxes that you could assemble in different ways. The trick was to make different pathways and doorways within the boxes that you make so that they can all be interconnected or stacked on top of each other. If you want to add a bit more depth, you could also make hallways but those are not really all that necessary.
The items you will need will be 9mm plywood, a box of 1 inch nails, a glue gun or wooden glue, a small saw, a drill, a hammer, and some paints or wall paper pieces for box design. You will want to cut out 3 main back walls that will be wider than your other wooden pieces that you will be using for the side walls. In one of the larger pieces you will need to cut out a small rectangular area for a window and a doorway in one of the side walls. You can then add the paint or wall paper to the main walls to give the doll house some color.