I spent a pleasant two hours last night working on the four McQueenie's kits I bought in England, and here are the results so far. I found these kits really easy to do, much less fiddly than the little joint stools I had put together before. Everything went together like a charm!
The desk, chair and bookcase will be finished to bring out the natural character of the wood (mahogany). I'm going to tone down the red of the aumbry a little, when I come to finish it, so it looks more like oak.
I had a lot of fun with the aumbry, paring down the edges with a craft knife so that it wouldn't look TOO machined and perfect :) (I think I'm addicted to whittling miniature furniture ...) Now I have to install teeny tiny hinges with microscopic nails -- wish me luck!
This blog chronicles the adventures of a group of Canadians building a 1:12 scale medieval or Tudor dolls' house or dolls' castle. We're also working on a William and Mary era dollhouse circa 1700, featuring Jacobean, Carolean and Queen Anne furniture. Dollhouse aficionados, those who enjoy making or sharing doll house miniatures, and people who enjoy sharing crafts with children may enjoy the adventures of this group.
I built the background image of this site using some of the fabulous work from Vintage Retro Grunge. The "Green Man" reproduction medieval tile on the bottom right is by Kate Tiler. The other two, the griffon and the happy little creature (possibly a lion with a bagel?), are both by Pataki Tiles.