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Half Scale Furniture Kits - who makes your favorites?
By Call Me Crazy
So, half-scale furniture. What's out there for purchase is getting limited as manufacturers close down or discontinue production. What I see for sale is overly ornate, not the style I want, or too niche. I could be wrong, but I think most of us are building houses, not shops or dentist offices.
Some of you have the skill to make your own furniture. I built a passable corner cabinet, but my crafting skills aren't that great and I have very limited tools.
That brings me to kits. I've made a few by Cassidy Creations that have come out great, but too often those kits have missing pieces, pieces the wrong size, and confusing/wrong instructions.
There are some great sellers on Etsy making laser-cut kits. Those I've made successfully were from RedCottageMiniatures, SDKMiniatures, MelissasMiniWereld, and HalfScaleMiniatures.
I'm curious to know whose kits have others had success with. Do you have a favorite designer/seller? What do you like best about the kits?
DOWNLOAD: Greenleaf Fairfield: Preplanning Colors / Free Photoshop File
I have taken the liberty of sharing my Layered PSD Photoshop file of the Greenleaf Fairfield Dollhouse. I created this file to help my wife choose the colors that she wanted for the outside of the house.
Photoshop File: You can download the Photoshop file at: http://www.caddisart.com/fairfield?utm_source=LinkToCAIFairfield&utm_medium=LinkToCAIFairfield&utm_campaign=LinkToCAIFairfield
You can see the :30 video of me making this file at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xa7tgUjgUo0
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out and let me know or reach me on the download page.
PS - this page wouldn't let me upload the 157K cover photo of the project even though it says I can upload a 500K image. Something broken here.
By Call Me Crazy
When I was a teen I asked for a dollhouse for Christmas. My parents got me a 1:12 farmhouse and I had the best time building it all by myself. Sadly, it came to a tragic end when one of my brother's friends accidentally sat on it.
I gave all the furniture to a friend and didn't think about building another until January 2019 (over 30 years later).
I'm not even sure now what sparked the idea of getting back into the hobby. Something reminded me of my old dollhouse and I started searching Google for pictures of what others have created. There are so many talented miniaturists out there!! I'm both inspired and a little intimidated by their talents.
Once I decided to build a new dollhouse, I looked at all the various kits available and just fell in love with the Fairfield. The way it's set up like a real complete house really spoke to me.
The scarcity of furniture, accessories, etc. is a major frustration, but I'm up for the challenge. I've found a few nice pieces and built some kits. Necessity has forced me to decorate first before the house is actually built because I see how fast 1:24 items are disappearing.
Eventually I'll create a gallery. If I can figure out how.