Miniature furniture is perfect for my small shop. Transitioning from woodworking as a hobby into a business the new tools, more wood, and project storage space has severely cut into the shop free space. So full size furniture building is a trickier proposition.
This is a kitchen I modeled on my own full size kitchen. Except in real life I don’t have room for an island. And I don’t have the nice walnut furniture piece you see on the left (though I do have an herb garden in a window box – not a bad trade).
The little brass knobs I bought, but the dark walnut knobs I made. Tiny little suckers. A bit more than 1/16th inch square. I don’t have any dedicated miniature tools, but I’ve learned to cut accurate scale lumber on full size saws.
It was a real chore to come up with the counter-tops and have them look something like stone. Real stone doesn’t come in 1/8 sheets (too brittle I suppose) and laminate isn’t at the right scale. In ended up painting thin pieces of oak in multiple layers while the paint was still wet. It has sort of a marbled look – I’ll keep working.