micro Furniture

by Logan Hendrickson September 27, 2011

micro Furniture

I made some furniture. Small furniture. 1:12 scale, which comes out to 1"=1'(for the dollhouse). I went down to the shop on Sunday to grab a tool for the railing I'm working on, and while I was down there.... I thought I'd maybe try and work on the dollhouse. Well, I started gathering up thin shreds of wood around the shop and planing it down. Then I started cutting it, gluing it, bending wire, and before I knew it, I had a little teak coffee table and walnut credenza. I made them almost exactly how I make large-scale furniture. The wood is a little less than 1/8" thick, so I really can't use screws or nails. It's all glued. I even managed to weld together wire for the credenza base. With the welder heat and wire speed turned WAY down, it was still tricky not to melt the wire completely when welding it. The little sliding doors on the credenza and desk slide back and forth on grooves (just like my scrapwood credenza and desk). I was so excited about the whole thing and wanted to make more stuff, so I bought some small scraps of fabric and some 1/2" thick foam and sewed up some miniature cushions for a sofa. Did you know Jo-ann's sells fabric remnants for dirt-cheap? Monday, after work, I made up a little danish-style sofa base with solid teak and bent wire legs. I've been wanting to try and make this sofa for a while. Only, full-size, to actually sit on, so I figured it was a good opportunity to make a miniature. Everything is made of solid wood and it's all hand-sanded and finished. I really shouldn't have started this because I'm pretty obsessed already. The possibilities are endless and the material is all super-thin unusable scrap. I've got some more ideas and can't wait to make some more stuff. The kitchen cabinets and built-ins are gonna be fun to make for the dome home. Those polygon spaces are gonna be interesting to fill in. What do you think? Gonna look good in that geodesic?

Logan Hendrickson
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19 Responses

Julia Brown
Julia Brown

September 23, 2015

I am obsessed too! I want it all, and I can’t wait to see the finished product. I’ll say it again, but I think you should make these and sell them. I would definitely buy every single piece you make.

mike payne
mike payne

September 23, 2015

Dude, you have mad skills with everything you touch. Good thing we aren’t neighbors because we would stay up all night drinking beer and building shit.

Dan @ Manhattan Nest
Dan @ Manhattan Nest

September 23, 2015

OH MY GAWD, these look amazing!!! I want to live in your dollhouse!

jeannette
jeannette

September 23, 2015

awesome. i’m trying to think of ways to make teeny mid century soft furnishings. or sunburst clocks n sh*t. wow. wow. wow.

Logan
Logan

September 23, 2015

Damn right we would

Logan
Logan

September 23, 2015

Wow, thanks guys! I’m actually working on more stuff as I type this.

Tisha
Tisha

September 23, 2015

Can I come live in your mini dome home? I love the furnishings!

Lena
Lena

September 23, 2015

Those, are the cutest, most gorgeous things ever!!!!

Alan
Alan

September 23, 2015

These are easily some of the best miniatures I have seen. Blown away.

Susan
Susan

September 23, 2015

you will be able to sell every one you make with no problem. You have just hit on a marvelous money-making scheme! These are just perfect.

bruns
bruns

September 23, 2015

holy crap, you’re amazing! emily henderson will probably die when she sees this. and i second what julia said — put it up on etsy!

Amber
Amber

September 23, 2015

those are FANTASTIC!

Maxwell
Maxwell

September 23, 2015

Oh. My. God. These are AWESOME!

Julia
Julia

September 23, 2015

That’s pretty awesome – I sent this to my mom who does a lot of miniatures and doll houses!

Doris Wunderlich
Doris Wunderlich

September 23, 2015

Please make more and sell them on Etsy or ebay. You are making all the miniaturists nuts with desire! Don’t forget to let us know if you do!!!

The Shopping Sherpa
The Shopping Sherpa

September 23, 2015

I want!

And, by the way, you can buy teeny tiny nails for dolls house use:
http://www.micromark.com/Nails.html

you just need to drill the holes for them with a pin vice before nailing them in…

Nicholas Post
Nicholas Post

September 23, 2015

I like those micro-furniture.
Hope you will make this couch in real human size one day (will you?).

Call of the Small
Call of the Small

September 23, 2015

Trust me, this stuff would SELL. Sign me up!

snowfern
snowfern

September 23, 2015

nnnghhhhhh……….WANTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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