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Teak House
picture rails and skirting gone and you can see where some had taped the wire for the lights to walls. This was all covered with paper. in some ways it has kept the wood good. Would like to here from anybody that can shed some light on it. The house is 30" tall by 30" wide, it's big.
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4:13 PM on January 30, 2010 
Hi, Sally-Ann, what a super old house, nice and solid, did it originally have four opening doors on the front, it looks like it, and it possibly had some nice steps up to the front door. Probably is home made, possibly an estate house made by the local carpenter for the "big house". I bet the furniture that was in it was nice. You could always leave the front open to view, cover with perspex, it would look really good.
10:10 AM on January 30, 2010 
Thanks for coming back to me Joan, I'm not sure that it is just a recyled piece of furniture as its solid wood and Furniture would usually have been laminated with expensive wood or made in pine. The other reason and you car'nt see very well in the Photo's but the floors are banded about an inch wide all around the edge, even the doors are made this way. This is why I think its an apprentice peice, some one who was training to be a cabinate maker. I dont want to do to much to it until I can find out more so I don't spoil whats there. The wood is so lovely that I don't think I will even decorate the inside just put back the mouldings and windows. Which are also odd in propotion I have had to square the corners off where the plastic windows were added but I can see the pin marks from the originals. If anybody is a carpenter they would be able to tell me about the Dove tails and then I would be able to date it better.
5:50 AM on January 30, 2010 
What a lovely project.It lokks to me very much like a home made house,probably made from an old wardrobe or something(that is what my dad always used to do).You could scout round charity /junk shops or auction to try to find something with similar wood to the house.I ended up using plywood for the front of my car boot find.That had originally had sliding front,but I wouldn't have been able to have curtains so I put on hinged doors.I have a very good timber merchant nearby and if I give him a cutting plan he cuts my wood to size at no charge(I pay him in beer!)
One good thing about a home made house is that you have a lot more freedom to do your "own thing".
The library is a good place to source dolls house books.I used to do that but now I have bought most of the books I used to borrow!DOLLS and DOLLS HOUSE by Constance Eileen King is good.There is one on ebay at the moment I think.

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