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Dollhouse Kits Canada - Dollhouse Terms


If you are new to the world of Doll Houses and Miniatures, the terminology that comes so easy to a veteran can sometimes be confusing, especially when it comes to doll house scale. The following list has been designed to help.

1" Scale .....1" equals 1 Foot
1/2" Scale .....1/2" equals 1 Foot
1/12 Scale .....1" equals 1 Foot
To explain this further, if a Woman was 5' tall, at 1"=1' scale, the doll would be 5" tall. If the scale was 1/2"=1' the doll would be 2.5" tall.

Milled Plywood (MP) .....
The Cabinet Grade Plywood we use for exterior walls is 3/8" thick and the Clapboard profile is milled directly into the surface. This is the easiest and quickest way to assemble a house with clapboard siding - because it's built in and ready to be painted!

Milled MDF (MM) .....
The Cabinet Grade Medium Density Fiberboard we use for exterior walls is 3/8" thick and the Clapboard profile is milled directly into the surface. This is the easiest and quickest way to assemble a house with clapboard siding - because it's built in and ready to be painted. MDF is exceptionally blemish-free, splinter free and is easier to paint. MDF offers uniform thickness, stability from warping and the smooth interior surface is great for wallpapering!

Smooth Plywood (SP) .....
The exterior walls are smooth (no siding or textured profile). Smooth Plywood kits include everything you see in the picture except: Clapboard Siding, Edge Trim, Shingles and sometimes Shutters.

Brick (B) .....
The exterior wall(s) are pre-finished with our RGT Smooth Wooden Brick Strips (SWB). The bricked walls are painted and finished as shown in specific photos.

Scored.....
The exterior walls have a 3/4" spaced novelty siding profile that is milled into the walls. The outside finish makes these kits easy to assemble and ready to paint. "Scored" kits include everything you see in the picture.

Stucco .....
The exterior walls are smooth. "Stucco" kits include a formulated stucco mix. When you combine the stucco mix with your choice of paint, it creates a textured exterior finish.

Log .....
Unfinished Log Siding and trim for these kits are supplied in lengths and require cutting to finish as shown in specific photographs.

Shell.....
A Shell includes interior and exterior walls (offered in MM, MP or SP), floors and roofs. Optional porches, additions or components are available separately and can be added to your shell later.

Front-Opening.....
A front-opening dollhouse will have a smooth back wall with front-opening panels. The front-opening dollhouse design will keep the dust and cats outside.

Rear Opening .....
A dollhouse that is rear opening will have attached front and side panels with the back completely open.

Components.....
Parts to finish a dollhouse; windows, doors, trim, gingerbread, etc.

Gingerbread.....
Durable, fancy lace wood trim.

Siding and Shingle Pack .....
Features 1/8" thick, 1 1/2" tall, 3/8" clapboards along with the trim boards and shingles to complete your dollhouse.

This information has been provided by Real Good Toy Doll Houses

If you have any specific questions that I have not covered, please don't hesitate to contact me by email. Happy Building ... Jayne