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Close and Carry Barbie ® House Woodworking Plan


The Close and Carry Barbie ® House plan is an excellent project for building a compact, easy to move Barbie House.  The house is full of fun features.  It is nearly all wood.  The built-in handle makes it easy to move for play or storage.  It opens into a spacious home then opens further with yard extensions to the left and right.  In the left half of the house is an ornamental fold-down bed with pillows.  There is a mirrored dresser and stool next to an armoire that opens for Barbie’s clothes.  An ironing board folds down from the inside and a wood iron stores nearby.  The right side of Barbie’s home has a stylish fireplace with double columns and routed wood appointments.  A mantle clock and framed picture are over the mantle.  A table, two lamps and a Vienna regulator clock accompany a pillow covered sofa.  Stylish windows are bordered with shutters and a planter.  The fold-out extension on the left features an apple tree, an arbor with gates and garden implements.  The extension to the right includes a fence, garden bench, potted plants, and a yard light.  Barbie’s pets are nearby.  Vine and floral works cover exterior walls with hummingbirds and butterflies.  Easy to make shingles top the roof.  The open house spans 6 feet.  It all folds up into a compact case only 24″ long, 16″ deep and 18″ high.  Most patterns are full size. Photographs in the plan help visualize various steps.  This heirloom project can be a major presentation at Christmas or for a birthday for Barbie fanciers.   For intermediate woodworkers.

Both the painted and hardwood versions are shown.   Our 11″ x 17″ plans take little workbench space. The copyrights allow making a photocopy of the full size patterns. Trim out the patterns, apply spray adhesive on the backs and place on stock prepared to the thickness noted on the pattern. You get accurate parts and no tracing. We mail fast, usually within one business day.