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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by katiedidit Outstanding Dollhouse Kit
Fantastic price for this Greenleaf Westville Dollhouse Kit. My kit arrived quickly and in perfect condition after its trip across the country. The Greenleaf company is a leader in quality dollhouse kits, but so much depends on how kits are stored prior to shipping or there can be warping of the wood sheets containing the punch-out pieces. Home Depot obviously knows this is important. My kit has absolutely no warping or damage. In addition, I saved a considerable amount of money ordering from Home Depot. Highly recommend this kit to serious hobbyists and Home Depot for making it available at a great price.
January 23, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tessaria Great!
Detailed but easy to follow instructions..great hobby material.
I put these together to give away and they turn out great!
January 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Syphon79 A Challenge, But Worthwhile
Bought this dollhouse kit as a holiday present to myself (am an avid dollhouse/miniature collector). Loved the overall design of the house and the rooms are pretty generous in terms of layout. Plus, it looks like the houses you see in real life.
The pieces are actually stamped onto thins sheets of plywood. Ideally, you need to use a sharp X-Acto or any sharp blade to cut the pieces out of the sheets to make sure they come out properly. Otherwise, if you don't do that, you'll risk breaking pieces. Luckily the manufacturer of this kit (Greenleaf Dollhouses) has a toll free number you can call and request for parts. Haven't gone there yet, but have heard from other miniaturists that you can do that -- even get customer support if you're having problems in the assembly process.
Once you cut out the pieces, you have to sand the edges until smooth to make sure they will go on flush against other pieces (it's a tab and slot assembly). Had to use alot of wood glue and primer to attach and seal the walls before I could begin any decoration.
It's definitely alot of work, but if you follow the instructions, and prep the pieces very well, everything does fall into place. Once I finish this kit, might consider getting another one.
January 9, 2010