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Help with Trunk Kit
I picked up a dollhouse trunk kit from an estate sale and thought it would be the perfect accessory for my most recent house building project. However, while all of the pieces/components were there, the kit was missing the critical instructions. I thought it would be a cinch since, after all, it was only a basic trunk, but when I poured out the contents there seemed to be a few more pieces than what was represented in the only drawing that was included.
First off, just based on the picture (there was no manufacturer information included) can anyone identify this kit? Secondly, I am pretty since the inside is intended to be papered, that this is a fully functioning, hinged, trunk and that the additional pieces are a part of that mechanism, but I am unsure of how to proceed. Can anyone advise based on the picture? I will do my best to describe the pieces:
The kit came with:
Wooden pieces to assemble top and bottom of trunk (done) Brass findings for the top and sides of trunk (done) Brass latch for the front of trunk (done)--all placed based on picture The parts I am uncertain of:
4 brass half circles--I am assuming that these represent the back hinges, but am not sure if they belong visible on the back or on the inside back of the trunk when open 2 small brass medallions (they are cupped as seen in second picture). Each of the medallions has a small hole on one end 2 small brass wires that came pre-bent--I experimented with these and they pass easily through the hole in the medallions without going all the way through 2 small brass hoops that slightly thin at the joint 1, approx 1.5" brass wire 1 piece yellow satin ribbon
Wrong bulbs for DIY lights?
I purchased some light bulbs to add to DIY light fixtures. When they came in the mail they were different than I expected. Mainly, the wires were much shorter and were not insulated. Did I order the wrong thing? Can I still use these for my light fixtures?
I'm a total newbie to the Dollhouse world and this is my first build and first lighting project. However, I'm experienced in other handicrafts so if you have any advice I'm sure I could manage it.
Scale of dollhouse
I am excited to be here. I just found this new hobby and passion yesterday.
To be honest, I can't wait to begin building! But there are so many things to consider before jumping into it.
I have tried to find out which scale I want to build.
A lot uses 1:12 inch scale. And I am sorry, but I don't get the inch scale. I have tried to google it in centimeters, which is what I use.
If you take this door for example: http://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Dollhouses-Miniatures/Building-Electrical-Components/Miniature-Carolina-Door/p/21689
Then in centimeters it should be 19.69 high and 8.57 wide and 1.27 thick.
Is this a 'normal' scale to use? I think it sounds a bit large for a dollhouse/miniature house.
Brand newbie needing advice please!
Hi y'all! I'm really just looking for guidance, if possible. I know nothing about dollhouses or miniatures, but I recently found my old childhood dollhouse from the 1970's and don't have a clue what to do with any of it. I'm very sentimental, so I can't just toss it, but I need to find out about how to go about selling it, and selling the furniture. It was a kit, all wood, with a bunch of furniture (made in Korea?)...Is it intrusive to upload a few pictures to see if anyone here could point me in the right direction? Thank you so much for any help! Oh...I'm Kim and in Marietta, GA...
HEEEEELP!!! (Oh, and Hello from Nova Scotia!)
Hey all. So, I know there was a few people in the forums when I just googled 'willowcrest building instructions', and then I signed up and can't find those same threads.
I inherited the willowcrest kit (bought in 1990) when my mother in law passed.
But, there are no instructions in the box. Does anyone have an electronic copy they could email me? Pretty please??
Thanks in advance.