Doll house Shingles to dress up your doll house
Doll house shingles have an
important role in your doll house. The shingles are usually there when
you purchase a dollhouse. If you are on your way to make your own
dollhouse, then buying doll house shingles is important for you. Doll
house shingles are important for you if you have to change the doll
house roof style.
The dolls house shingles are readily available in the market. You can buy them in various sizes. Each bag of the dolls house shingles shows the total number of square inches or square feet it covers.
One general guiding principle that goes by is that an average 24" wide doll house may require at least one bag of one thousand dolls house shingles in order to cover the roof. When the doll house is a little wider than 24", or it has a porch or expansion you may need a higher number of these. If you want to reduce it, you can do it generally by 500 roof shingles, each 12" in width.
Just a little wing addition, for example the one from Walmer, usually calls for a package of about 250 doll house shingle for each add-on. You must remember to use glue for the doll house shingles to have the best results. Actually, the basic style of doll house shingles that you select depends totally up to your choice.
When you have a plan to mark your dolls house shingles with natural color, you can do so prior to applying them. There is absolutely no harm in using more than a single shingle style on one doll house. This technique was most common in the Victorian times. In fact, this technique is still used to dress up the roofs.