Wooden Gingerbread House

By RYOBI Nation

SKILL
intermediate

Take your traditional Gingerbread House to the next level with this DIY Wooden Gingerbread House using only 5 tools!

Tools

  • Orbit Sander
  • Glue Gun
  • Drill
  • Jig Saw
  • Circular Saw
  • Rotary Tool
  • Brad Nailer

Accessories

  • 7 PC. 5" RANDOM ORBIT SANDER SAND PAPER
  • 7-1/4" x 24T CARBIDE TEETH THIN KERF CIRCULAR SAW BLADE

Materials

  • Brad Nails

Steps

step 1

Cut out all material using the Lumber & Sheet Cut Layout Guide.

Tools

miter saw or circular saw

Step 2

Take (1) of the gable ends and draw the door and trim. Mark a circle in the center for the door window. Use the diagram for measurements. The 3/8” trim lines are for painting later in the build.Do not cut them out

Tools

pencil

Step 3

Cut out the door window using the 2” hole saw. Then, use a jig saw to carefully cut out the door. Use the rotary tool for sanding and detailing.

Tools

hole saw, jig saw, rotary tool, tape measure

step 4

Take the other gable end and draw the back window and trim. Refer to the measurements in the diagram.

Tools

pencil

step 5

Drill a 3/8” hole in each of the windowpanes. Use the jig saw to cut out each windowpane. The 3/8” trim lines are for painting later in the build. Do not cut them out. Use the rotary tool for sanding and detailing.

Tools

drill/driver, 3/8" drill bits, jig saw, rotary tool

step 6

Draw the windows and trim on both side wall pieces. Refer to the diagram for measurements.

Tools

pencil

step 7

Drill a 3/8” hole in each windowpane. Use a jig saw to cut out the windowpanes.

Tools

drill/driver, hole saw, jig saw

step 8

Align the door piece to the door opening. Make sure it is even with the bottom edge and has equal spacing around the door. Glue (2) pieces of canvas duct to the door and the wall to act as hinges.

Materials

wood glue

step 9

Align the front gable end and one of the side walls together. Attach using 3/4" brad nails.

Tools

brad nailer

Materials

collate nails

step 10

Repeat Step 9 with the other side wall.

Tools

brad nailer

Materials

collated nails

Step 11

Repeat Step 9 with the other back

Tools

brad nailer

Materials

collated nails

Step 12

Set the walls on top of the 12” x 17” base board. Center the house so there is a 1” offset around all (4) walls. Use a hot glue gun and place a bead of glue around the inside bottom edge of each wall.

Tools

hot glue gun

Materials

wood glue

Step 13

Use the miter saw to cut the cabinet trim moulding to 16” pieces. Alternate the cuts between scallops to give variety to the roof design.

Tools

miter saw

Step 14

Roof pieces will have a 1/2" overhang on each side. Underside of top piece will be even with peak. Align first piece with both peaks. Add next piece under top piece. Glue underlapping portion together. Only glue roof pieces to each other.

Materials

wood glue

Step 15

Continue to add roof pieces and glue underlapping pieces together. Adjust spacing to fit length of slope. Alternate pieces to create design in roof. After all pieces are connected, realign to peak & 1/2" offset on each side. Glue roof to the gable slope.

Tools

wood glue

Step 16

Repeat Steps 14 & 15 to the opposite side of the roof.

Step 17

Add the 1/2" x 16” dowel to the ridge.

Step 18

Measure the length of the roof slope. Use a speed square to determine the angle of the cut. Use the miter saw to cut trim moulding pieces.

Tools

miter saw, tape measure, speed square

Step 19

Place pieces cut in Step 18 on the front of the house as shown in the diagram.

Step 20

Paint and decorate as your desire. Project complete!

Materials

painting supplies