Composition board was one of the first substances used in the creation of dollhouses in the first place. Many were made of this very light weight material resembling cardboard. They were made this way so as to fold and fit nicely into a box for transport.
Of course Barbie would be the first to have one of these style houses. In 1962 it was an easy way for any child to have her own dollhouse. No wonder they called it a dream. Maybe it really was for the child who received it.
But since then manufacturers have continued to use this light weight material for the creation of parts of dollhouses and even to structure the entire miniature dwelling.
Although light weight they do have one major drawback to them - they don't last as long as better built dollhouses. That being an obvious fact as well.
One of the chief reasons for using composition board in dollhouses was that it made and makes the piece created easier and less expensive when shipping. Also it keeps otherwise overall prices lower than for other models.
Some featured examples of Composition board Minis:
Krooom Eco-friendly Recyclable Reinforced Cardboard Doll House - Dylan Fire Station
Fully foldable and completely flat in its package.
No Tools Assembly.
Meets standards of moisture-resistance.
All graphics are applied with the highest quality printing.
Made of reinforced composition board recycleable material.
Very strong and sturdy.
Free from hazardous substances.
This is an example only.
Corrugated board withstands top and side pressure, is crush resistant and has a
strength. It is impact, drop and vibration-resistant, yet light in weight. Quote from Amazon
Cardboard Doll House
"I bought two of these dollhouses for my daughters for Christmas. They have
them. They have spent hours coloring and decorating them. They are now
completely finished, and now
my girls play with them every day. It turns out these dollhouses are the perfect
size for polly
pocket dolls." Quote from Amazon
RoseArt 3D Create 'n Color Playhouse
"Build! Color! Play! with the RoseArt 3D Create 'n Color Playhouse. This
easy to assemble
corrugate Dollhouse that measures 18 x 21 x 9 inches includes over 70
accessories to decorate your
mini mansion. Over 50 color-your-own stickers! Over 10 dimensional printed furniture
items! 5 fun standing
characters! 2 Mini glitter glue tubes and 8 Washable markers!" Quote from Amazon
Box Creations Corrugated Play House
Includes 4 markers for decorating
Double lock tabs for extra stability and strength
Folds down for easy storage
No sharp edges
Strong 32ECT board for extra durability
11 month old Loved it the Moment he saw it! Quote from Amazon
Your little one will love these houses as well !
One point -
they are a great
"starter" dollhouse. Just think, if something goes wrong with these you are not
out a lot of money.
You could even purchase one just to teach your younger children how to properly
play with a
Yes... Well before the bigger better home is bought for them.
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There are a couple things to notice as you draw a wall.
The wall’s length displays in two places: above the wall and in the Status Bar at the bottom of the screen.
Wall angles are restricted to increments of 7.5° when Angle Snaps are on. Select Edit> Snap Settings> Angle Snaps and make sure they are turned on for this tutorial .. Quote from Home Designer User's Guide