Miniature bookshelf for my friend’s 2020 Christmas gift
Last year, you might remember that I made a few little furniture/decorative pieces for my friend who collects and displays fashion dolls. (Like the Asian inspired shelf, or some of the other Making Miniatures posts)
Well, before covid shut everything down, I used the maker studio’s laser cutter for a few other things as well, and for Christmas 2020 I ended up finishing them off and giving them to my friend as well. (Her Instagram, @CanadianFashionDoll isn’t really being used currently, but maybe she’ll be up and running again?)
One of the pieces I wanted to make was a mid-century style showcase shelf – the kind of shelf not just for books, but to display artwork, vases, or maybe even to hang favourite clothing?
Both of the side tables I made for my doll-collecting friend.
My recent posts have been about miniature furniture that I’ve made for my doll-collecting friend. (Don’t worry, this isn’t a secret project! I’m not ruining a surprise by posting here!)
I saw these really cute two-shelf tables on Pinterest (looking at all the miniatures has started to fill up my Pinterest feed with more minis…) from 1 inch minis by Kris, and decided to make some myself. While she does offer a pattern, it wasn’t in a laser-cutter friendly format, so I re-drafted it in Adobe Illustrator, making a shelf, legs, base, and top. Continue reading
Small triangular shelf for my friend’s doll display
Over the past few weeks I’ve showed off some little miniature furniture I made for my doll-collecting friend, for her to use in her doll display dioramas. When I was made with the items I’d designed and drafted, I had some wooden pieces left over, and decided to make a few more small things, including this triangle-shaped stand.
Clover-shaped miniature doll stand made from leftover pieces from other laser cut projects.
After making a few different little things for my friend and her doll display, as well as a few items like the wooden medieval-inspired lantern for myself, I kind of wanted to continue… and had some interestingly shaped leftover wooden pieces to work with.
Wood Asian-inspired miniature doll shelf.
The other day I published a post showing an Asian-inspired shelf made of paper. Once I had sorted out how it went together and liked the result, I decided to do it in wood for my friend as a future gift.
(Don’t worry, I’ve been posting the work-in-progress on my Instagram, so it’s not a secret surprise!) Continue reading