• Can I use the information and the content on this website and or the YouTube channel associated with this websites content?

Yes, all videos, materials, templates and information provided within this website is for informational & entertainment purposes use only. Some of the DIY tutorials, projects, materials, and techniques may not be appropriate for all ages or skill levels. Please use this site AT YOUR OWN RISK, always watch with a clear mind and be sure to use all safety precautions while following the videos and tutorials provided by this site and YouTube channel.

By using this site you understand that Laurie Heisler, Lawrence Holden, Dollhouse Miniature Madness and Tutorials, Laurieheisler, Laurieheisler2, Laurie Heisler’s YouTube channel, Facebook and Pinterest page affiliated with this site and each video on this site will not take responsibility for you or how what you choose to do with the information, videos, tutorials, templates, information provided by this site. Therefore, with that said, be safe & have fun!


  • What is my size dollhouse? (USA Measurements)

Dollhouse Miniature Madness And Tutorials builds and creates 1:12th dollhouses, dollhouse furniture, and miscellaneous dollhouse items. However, we provide FREE templates that can be scaled to any size dollhouse.

1:12 is full scale shrunk to 1 inch. This means if you have a 6-foot person they would be a 6-inch doll or if you have a 3-foot table you would have a 3-inch table.

  • Samples 

10 foot = 10 inches

9 foot = 9 inches

8 foot = 8 inches

7 foot = 7 inches

5 foot = 5 inches

6 foot = 6 inches

4 foot =4 inches

3 foot =3 inches

2 foot = 2 inches

1 foot = 1 inch

6 inches = 1/2 inch

3 inches = 1/4 inch


When the measurement is not listed on the ruler

2 inches = 1/5 of the inch (Divide 1 inch into 5 parts)

1 inch = 1/12 of the inch (Divide 1 inch into 12 parts)

  • Other sizes
    1:24 Divide 1 foot into 24 parts
    1:144 Divide 1 foot into 144 parts


How do I read a ruler in 1:12 scale?

Download PDF-Dads Ruler

  • Where can I find the FREE templates?

You can find the free templates under the “classes and Next Up” menu and for individual items the download will be listed under the video tutorial.



  • Where did I buy my dolls?

Lakeshore Learning Block Dolls 


  • What type of wood do we use?

1/32″ Balsa Wood

1/8″ Basswood (most projects are made with 1/8″)

1/4″ Basswood

1/4″ and 1/8″ Paint stirring sticks can be supplemented for basswood


  • What type of glue do we use?
We use these types of glues:
Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
Elmer’s E7310 Carpenter’s Wood Glue Max, Interior/Exterior, 16 Ounce
Loctite Super Glue (Gel and Liquid)
Loctite Epoxy Quick Set 0.85-Fluid Ounce Syringe
  • What if I don’t know how to make a twisted tree twisting tool? 

A fellow subscriber said you can try this jewelry coiling tool http://coilinggizmo.com/


  • What scale is my Beacon Hill Dollhouse?

1:12 scale which means it’s 1 inch to 1-foot ratio

  • Did I record the Beacon Hill build as a tutorial?
I am sorry but I didn’t start recording my builds until my dad and I became irritated with how poorly the Greenleaf Beacon Hill kit was designed. After part of the way through it, I thought OH MY GOODNESS this is awful we should start recording how we are getting over these problems so others won’t have to deal with them and that’s how the tutorials started. So I guess in a way I’m thankful for the problems we had to overcome 🙂
However, as the beginning of the Beacon Hill build was not recorded I did record everything else plus I took lots of images from the start which are on my FACEBOOK page. You should feel free to look through them as they may help you make sense of those jibberish Beacon Hill directions or from the jumping from sheet to sheet to find the individual pieces you need for that build step.
 I have more than 500 images in this FACEBOOK album of just the Beacon Hill build.
My other albums have other images from the other areas or things we did.
I absolutely love my Beacon Hill but it was a monster to build lol. If you are serious about building the Beacon Hill I would suggest you watch all my build videos under BUILDING TIPS & TRICKS before you begin yours. Trust me it will save you lots of time and you probably will get through it much smoother than we did. My dad and I had to come up with so many fixes for that kit so it would look right. Some were simple and some were just needed.
Here is the link to the building tips and tricks page of my website: http://www.dollhouseminiaturemadnessandtutorials.com/dollhouse-structures/building-tips-tricks/
Please feel free to share your build images with us on our facebook wall as we would love to see them.





Rating: 5.0. From 3 votes.
Please wait...