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Country Kitchen
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Country Kitchen

I scratch built this kitchen from a tutorial in 'Making Dolls' House Interiors' by Carol & Nigel Lodder.

In my version - the walls are hollow framed & covered with poplar veneer. The exterior is covered with 1/16" veneer, interior with 1/28" veneer. Interior walls & ceiling are then covered with poster board & painted with a plaster / paint mixture.

Beams: 1/2" pine, cut on a band saw creating rough saw marks, then gouged & hammered,"the antiquing process."

Floor: Torn sheets of paper & poster board, painted blueish gray then dabbed with earth tones, then sealed with water based poly stain.

Window: 3" x 3" lab glass (the kind used for microscope slides.) It wasn't very expense.

Cupboard: Painted wooden box with stained top.

Fireplace Breast: 1/8" poplar. I drew the b&w tiles with a drawing program, printed with an inkjet & had them copied at Staples on a laser printer. I covered them with clear Contact paper.

Tongue & groove wall: There is a cutout section representing (a non-opening door.) I will add a brass / black lock & blk strap hinges.

...still have to build a stove (tutorial is in the book), shelving over cabinet & shelf over fireplace.


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I love the Lodder books. And, beware - once you start "miniaturing", you might already be considered insane (along with the rest of us!) :D Looks great so far.

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PS...Thanks to you I now own that wonderful book!!

I'm glad you found this book or did the book find you? Isn't it great? Sometimes I just like to browse thru it n' dream.

And all the miniatures are so beautifully done. The photographs in the Lodder books are fantastic aren't they? This book inspires me.

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Wow what a fabulous room, it will be so inviting and cosy yes. A great idea would be to miniaturise the book and pop it on the table in the miniature kitchen as well, now that would be fabulous, it would be like life imitating art or is it art imitating life rofl.


Cheers Debra.

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