Build charming doll furniture that any little girl will cherish for a lifetime. These easy-to-follow plans and projects allow you to make heirloom-quality pieces perfectly scaled to proportion for the ever-popular American Girl(R) and other 18" dolls. Inside you'll find everything you need to get started, from carefully drawn patterns and full color photos of finished pieces, to step-by-step assembly tips, materials lists, and finishing techniques. Dennis Simmons shares his 30 years of woodworking experience in this thorough guide to constructing an heirloom quality doll house and doll house furniture, scaled to proportion for the ever-popular American Girl and other 18" dolls. These easy-to-follow projects are created with the craftsperson in mind-all are made with tools commonly found in home workshops. Each project is presented in a detailed, step-by-step process from start to finish. Also included are simpler projects for the beginner, as well as more challenging projects for the advanced woodworker. Plans for a modular doll house allow the reader to make a design as tall or as small as desired, with options for adding charming details like gingerbread framing. A section on modifying a standard dollhouse as a historical house includes instructions for 9 different houses, from a modern Colonial Revival to a fantastic Second Empire Victorian. The author provides comprehensive instructions on how to get started, including choosing the right tools, wood and finishes. Any child, or seasoned doll collector, would be proud to display a cherished doll with this stylish furniture.