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Miniature 1:144 scale projects for dollhouses, roomboxes and dioramas

Do you have a dollhouse in your 1:12 dollhouse? This is the scale for it.

gottschalk house 1:144

Links to miniature projects

1/144th scale Cottage with Loft
dollhouse for a dollhouse rooms
Pic here

New Playroom

Time for a little photo shoot!
1/144th Cabinet
kitchen 1:144
tiny automata
1/144th scale yellow cottage
144th scale French Town House Grandma's bed
  • photo albums, blog posts, webpages

1:144 house with Lights

1:144 Miniatures - Pinterest Board by Judith

1:144 projects - by Anita Lahue

Amazing Furnished Dollhouse - by Tipa

Anna-Carin Betzén's Miniatures

Beach scene - in sunglass case by Fern Rouleau, using HO train figures

Call of the Small

Fantasy Bliss House - scroll down to see finished project

Micro Mini Art Gallery - from My Minis by Evelyne 

Micro Scale - Pinterest board by Jene (barbiegirl)

Projects - by Ullavo

Southwest House - by Dolores

Southwest Scene and others - by Alice

Stump House by Gerry, also see stump_house page

Toys In Miniature - Frances Armstrong

Walnut House - Nell Corkin

Walnut Dollhouse ~ includes pattern for micro crocheted rugs by Sharon Ojala



  • Blogs concentrating on 1:144 scale or categories/labels about it in blogs

Nanotray - Maarten Meerman

MiniMinis - Nell Corkin

Opening Shops Scale 144 - incredible detail! by Frances Cavernuccio 

The Pin Factory



  • Discussion groups, forums (or forum categories) and photo groups dedicated to 1:144 scale.

Micro Minis

Micro Minis Classroom


Kits for sale

Quilt Shop - by Ginger


Supplies for sale

  • Supplies needed for making 1:144 scale projects.

Altoid Blanks - from Alpha Stamping

Altoid Blanks - from Clay Alley

Altoid Blanks - from Spiderchain

Fastenator Staple Bars - scrap booking product, can be used in creating furniture


Furniture for sale



Miniatures for sale

  • Do you have a section for 1:144 scale in your shop? Add a direct link here. 

A Sheila's Shed - all scales

David Wooton

Gibson Girl- Jean Gibson's Photostream

Golden Loom

In Some Small Way

Karen Cary's Miniatures - many scales

Minis 'n More - Laura Miller

Millers Engineering

HO figures - from Discount Trains on Line, scroll down for links to various companies

N Scale Accessories - Langley miniature Models (1: 148), white metal miniatures in UK N scale. They need to be painted yourself and are not as finely detailed as the plastic Preiser figures which are European N scale , but there are some nice animals and a good beach set etc.

Templewood Miniatures - flowers etc. 

Trackntrains - N scale figures

Virtual Dollhouse and Miniature Exchange



  • Books about miniature 1:144 scale projects (also books with chapters about it)

144 Scale in and Out 


Instructions for miniatures


Miniature printables



  • Wallpapers that go well with 1:144 scale projects

 Free 1:144 Printable Wallpapers - from MicroJivvy


Other Printies

  • Book/magazine covers related to 1:144 scale

1:144 Printable Dolls House - Mini Christmas Decorations by About.com 

Rugs - from Microjivvy site



  • links to sites showing how to make items related to 1:144 scale

1:144 Antiques Galore - from Small Packages

Micro Turning - Lee Valley Newsletter, by Maarten Meerman (vol 5, issue 3)



  •  YouTube videos about miniature projects related to this subject

How to Make a Tiny Desk - from Tiny House 

How to make Kitchen Cabinets - from Tiny House

Research/ Inspiration

  • Micro scale" or "dollhouse for your dollhouse" houses and furniture (1:144).
  • N gauge trains (1:160), buildings, and accessories.
  • 1:144 model cars.
  • 10 mm war game figures and terrain.
  • To convert QS plans to Micro scale divide the measurements by 3 or 33.3%. 1mm = 6 inches (or near enough) in 144th scale and it's a handy quick check.


Example sizes

  • Ceilings should be about 1" tall.
  • Doors will be more than 1/2" tall, proportioned to work with ceiling height.
  • Adult dolls will be about 1/2" tall.
  • Rooms probably won't be more than 1" deep, usually less due to access with low ceilings



  • Paint two whole peppercorns, put them in bead caps to look like topiaries
  • To hinge a door in 144th to use a long strip of very fine white tulle reinforced with a thin coat of watered down white glue. If you are sparing with the glue you use to fasten it to the door assembly, the strip will add very little to the thickness of the parts, and as the full-strength glue seeps into the holes in the mesh, the hinge is very sturdy once dry and almost invisible. It is next to impossible to use even the smallest metal hinge on 144th house fronts without the hinge ruining the alignment of the front wall when closed, as there is really no extra depth in a 144th wall to recess a hinge plate. Piano hinges can be made from thin copper sheeting and long lace pins, which is an improvement on a purchased hinge, but still too bulky to eliminate gaps at the corners.
  • Untearable Tyvec envelopes can be used for hinges as well.
  • For fencing, look for brass etched sources such as Scale Link. More delicate than laser cut fencing.
  • N scale German and American figures are 1/160 scale which really makes them too small for 1/144 scale houses. The British N scale figures are nearer 1/144. There is a Table Top scale in railroads which is 1/120 scale, perfect for the Baby Houses so many micro miniaturists have.

Ideas about what is needed for these projects

  • links to inspiring pages

1/144 Scale Dollhouses - Pinterest Board by Kate Miles

  • ideas for shop names
  • YouTube videos about the subject


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