Build Doll House Furniture. In constructing your miniatures all that most times is required is that the piece you are creating look the part on the outside, that it has to play. That dressers, cabinets, cupboards and the like resemble their larger, real life counterparts.
Build mini furniture "carcasses" as covered in a previous article, found here. These play an important part in connecting your furniture pieces. They were chiefly used when applying effects such as stiles, rails and panels to larger real life furnishings. Though with a slightly different approach in miniatures we can get the same effect in our pieces too. At the least our creation will indeed "look" the part.
With miniature furniture it is not necessary to do a lot of fancy joining of parts. In its simplest form all one needs to know is how to cut and glue the pieces accurately together.
5 Easy Ways to Join your Furniture Pieces Together
Some of the basic joins we see used in miniature furniture are the butt, mortise and tenon, biscuit, dowel and finally housing joints.
Hovering mouse over each picture to the right will reveal each joints name.
In most of these examples there is a male and a female form to the wood pieces. Where one side is cut directly opposite of the alternate piece so they fit nicely inside of each other.
All this talk about what goes into the making of dollhouse furniture, are you wanting to get at an actual project that we can do? That said however we will save this topic for next month.
'Til next time, Build doll house miniatures into workable realities that both satisfy and impress. A personal awe inspiring plan is all it takes...
The last three month issues look into other topics related to dollhouse furniture creation. Check those issues out here.
Design Tip #9
Relax and Build Time
Go into your own design phase at your own speed. Take your time developing this skill.
"Now that the exterior of the house has been finalized we can begin laying out rooms on the interior. Rooms are defined by the walls that enclose them. They are then assigned a Room Type that assigns common room attributes." Quote from Home Designer User's Guide
Build Doll House Heart Shaped
Wreath for Barbie
Barbie's Entryway Welcome Dilemma. Another simple solution. Made in play scale dimensions.
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We are working in 1:6 scale where every 2 inches represents 1 foot. Our dimensions we are aiming for are, if you were making this in a full size for you, the wreath would be 1 foot high in total, approximately. So Build Doll House Wreath design in scale.
Steps in Designing Wreath
Imaginative detail that you or your child will love. For collectors or the child you adore.
What could be more appealing than working with your loved ones on a future family heirloom? Amazing time well spent on something worthwhile, rewarding and fun for the whole family.
by Woodcraft Plans
"Four spacious rooms fitted for 12" tall fashion dolls! Even attic storage is not forgotten as a detail. The house latches closed like a suitcase and incorporates a built-in handle for carrying. Full size plans for making the 24 pieces of furniture like a folding dining table, poster bed, chairs, fireplace and more. Includes full size patterns, a list of materials and instructions." Quote from Amazon.com
View Fashion Doll House Plan (Woodworking Plan) here.
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