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Redwood deck - with hot tub - lets dollhouse living spread out.

Through the years, we have often touted the pleasures of outdoor living in the pages of Sunset. Well, now children's dolls can also take advantage of the West's mild climate and spread out on this simple dollhouse deck.

Everything is roughly scaled to fit standard dollhouses: 1 inch equals 1 foot. The deck itself consists of 1/4- by 1-inch ripped redwood strips glued to 1/4- by 3/4-inch "joists" spaced 5 inches apart. Most of the furnishings are made from other scraps of wood and dowels. They were cut with a fine-toothed saw and glued together with a hot glue gun. Conventional wood glue will work as well, but the hot glue permits quick assembly. Use fine sandpaper to soften edges and corners.

The kettle-type barbecue, spray-painted black, is a cut-down and glued-together plastic egg with dowel legs. A lightweight chain holds the leather seat of the porch swing. Chaise longue cushions are scrap fabric stuffed with cotton, stitched, and trimmed with pinking shears. The hot tub in the top photograph is an old wooden salad bowl; a plastic bowl would make a fina spa.
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Date:Jan 1, 1984
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