March 2011 Ezine ~~ At times all we sometimes need is a gentle push in the right direction... And the courage to pursue our dreams is launched!
Here is a term used in furniture construction:
The term "carcass" was used in actual pieces of full-sized furnishings. But where dollhouses are concerned the term is still used.
It originally was reserved for the box-like basis of larger pieces such as wardrobes, cabinets and bureaux.
The main thing that matters in the construction of dollshouse accessories is that your pieces look right from the outside. Because obviously you are not going to be able to genuinely use each piece you create.
In its simplest form, a "carcass" is basically an open box with a back to help keep things square and rigid. It may be with or without divisions.
A piece of furniture may also contain two or more carcasses located in different places on the piece itself. Any number of these can be fitted together as well. Such as goes on with kitchen cabinets.
This can be done in your miniature world.
For the collector in you. A tiny table centerpiece for the Winter season.
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Winner: Best Toy Award
"We bought this dollshouse for our daughter for Christmas. We spent a long week priming and painting it just right. It took paint well (including the trim which we primed and painted white), and was easy to assemble. Much easier to put together than the more elaborate kits, but gave us the flexibility to decorate it as much as we wanted.
I also made little curtains for the windows, and tiny paintings. We plan to add flower boxes in the spring. We stained the floors to make them look like real oak hardwood floors. Very sturdy and 2 kids could easily play at one time. Our daughter hasn't stopped playing with it! A terrific miniature all around!" Quote from Amazon.com
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