When you read a description of a dollhouse kit, you will often find a list of dimensions, materials, type of construction, features of the dollhouse, and any furniture that comes with the kit. A common type of construction is known as tongue and groove. This assembly method of construction uses tabbed panels that snap into adjacent slotted panels. The pieces are then glued together instead of using nails or screws.

The tongue and groove method is often used for ease of assembly. But keep in mind that dollhouse sets that are made of thin plywood may use this construction method as the wood is not thick enough to hold nails or screws. Many well-made dollhouses use this type of construction. But, be sure to do your research when choosing a dollhouse to make sure the tongue and groove method is easy and not because the wood is thin. It is always best to choose a well-known brand of dollhouse (example: Greenleaf) to ensure a certain level of quality.

Tab and groove construction can be very easy to assemble. And once again, if you choose a reputable dollhouse maker, you can be sure that the instructions will be easy to follow. When putting together a tongue and groove dollhouse, be sure to use quality glue as well. You’ll want to ask your hardware store for wood glue that spreads evenly and doesn’t dry out in clumps.

Building your dollhouse should be fun, easy, and provide you with a durable finished product. If you take this into account when choosing your dollhouse, you will make the right choice.

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