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Miniature woodworks for dollhouses, roomboxes and dioramas

Many prefer wooden furniture over plastic.

Painting wood


Links to projects

Fragole little handcart (coloured by me)
Miniature Dolls House Mailbox Fairy Furniture Table and Chairs
Highcroft Castle - Week Nineteen Overhead closeup
wood design
The new experiment 
 
 
 
  • photo albums, blog posts, webpages

Popsicle Stick Houses  - fron Artstylefe. You won't believe the detail!

Sawmill- an overview of Miller time by Tim Brooks

 

Blogs

  • Blogs concentrating on wood or categories/labels about it in blogs

Karin Corbin Miniatures - this blog has many wonderful tips for jigs, clamps, routers, etc.

 

Groups

  • Discussion groups, forums (or forum categories) and photo groups dedicated to wood.

 

Supplies for sale

  • Supplies needed for making wood projects.

Dick Blick - stain markers

Heritage Laserworks - decorative trims 

Inlay Borders - from Woodcraft

Kappler Scale Lumber

Minwax Stain Markers

Real Wood Paper -  from Virtual Dollshouse

Scale Lumber Suppliers - from About.com

Veneers - Constantine's wood center

 

Miniatures for sale

  • Do you have a section for wood in your shop? Add a direct link to that item here.

Jim Light - wood turnings

 

Books

  • Books about miniature wood projects (also books with chapters about it)

 

Instructions for miniatures

 

Miniature printables

 

Wallpapers

  • Wallpapers that go well with wood projects

 

Other Printies

  • Book/magazine covers related to wood

 

Links

  • links to sites showing how to make items related to wood

10 Woodworking Tricks the Pros Use - from Instrictables site 

Aging Wooden Timbers - from New England Miniatures

Bench Hook - from Karin Corbin Miniatures

Bending Wood - from Littleroomers

Gingerbread Pattern for Victorian houses by Noel Thomas - SmallHousePress

How to Age or Weather New Wood - from About.com - CAUTION don't cover the jar - it can explode!

How to Bend Wood - AIM ezine, Issue 13, p 58 by Colin Bird

Mitering Wood - from Jan's Dollhouses

Miniature Scratch Plane Tool - used for creating moldings, and baseboards from Studebaker Miniatures

Pickled Wood - from Lee Valley. How to get that aged wood look.

Picket Fences shaped using needle files - from About.com. Check for other wood techniquea/links

Preac and Byrnes table saws for miniatures - Tom's hints

Turning on a Drill Press - from 1 Inch Miniatures

The Ultimate Guide to Trim Carpentry - This is a real-life carpentry book, but it discusses mitering extensively.

Of course in RL you can't turn the project upside down like Brooke Tucker recommends!

Wainscoting, a technique used by Noel and Pat Thomas - SmallHousePress

Wood Basics - from Mitchy Moo Miniatures

Videos

  •  YouTube videos about miniature projects related to this subject

Research/ Inspiration

The Complete Wood Magazine

Wood Inlay - Lee Valley magazine

Tips/Hints

  • Is the wood in your dh kit a different colour? Read this article.
  • Faux wood paint effects - dry brush light colour on dark for dark wood, dark colour on light for light wood. See painting miniatures page for faux techniques
  • Use Wood Finish Stain Markers to stain small pieces. Your local Home Depot, Lowe's, Ace Hardware, or Sherwin-Williams store can order this product in for you upon request if they do not have them on their shelves.
  • Nontoxic wood stains can be found in your kitchen - see this article.
  • Another staining alternative -  fuming,  which involves placing raw wood pieces on a rack in a large barrel above a container of ammonia, and covering the barrel tightly. The pieces are rearranged occasionally, until the desired shade is achieved. Use a Mason jar laid on its' side with a small jar lid inside holding the ammonia and a piece of old screening held above the lid by some Lego pieces as a rack to support the wood above the ammonia. It took sheet basswood and craft sticks three days to reach a lovely deep golden brown, but only two days for the dowels, coffee stir sticks, toothpicks, matchsticks and poplar chopsticks, and less than 24 hours for a length of 1/4" square balsa. It is far slower than staining, but there's no stain under and around my fingernails or all over the workspace, I have real control over the final results and it costs perhaps 2 or 3 cents per batch. Or it could have been completely free.

 

Ideas about what is needed for these projects

  • links to inspiring pages 
  • ideas for shop names
  • YouTube videos about the subject

 

 

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