How to Apply Wood Dollhouse Paneling


Peek into many of the finest dollhouses and you're sure to find wood dollhouse paneling.

It's easy to see why--after all, dollhouse paneling is attractive, durable, and timeless.

Interested in spiffing up your dollhouse with some paneling? Then follow these steps to apply it just right. 

Supplies Needed to Apply Dollhouse Paneling

  • Dollhouse paneling of your choice (Many people use veneer or thin ply from the hardware store.)
  • Stripwood
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Mitre block or a craft knife and cutting board
  • Any stain or paint you want to use along with a paintbrush and newspapers to catch spills
  • Quality dollhouse glue or strong double-sided tape

How to Apply Dollhouse Paneling

1. Use a ruler and pencil to mark the dimensions of the paneling you need. Then cut it out. (Tip: If you have an irregular or hard to reach area, use a piece of cardboard to outline the shape of the space.)

2. Cut two lengths of stripwood: one to fit along the base of the paneling and one to fit along the top of the paneling. (

3. Mark where you want to place any uprights at about 3/4 inch (20 mm) intervals. 

4. Use a mitre block with a straight slot (or a craft knife with a cutting board) to cut the uprights to the required height. 

5. Keep the first upright as a guide to cut all the other uprights to the correct height.

6. If you plan on staining or painting the dollhouse paneling, make sure to do it before you glue it to the wall. Any glue that gets on the paneling before the stain or paint is applied will create unsightly bare patches on your dollhouse paneling later on. 

7. Use quality dollhouse glue or strong double-sided tape to apply the dollhouse paneling and stripwood.

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