Find The Best Miniature Doll
Find The Best Miniature Doll House Furniture
There is so much to say about miniature doll house
furniture that it is hard to know where to start. There are so
many unique and wonderful pieces that deciding what to put in
your dolls house is very often difficult. To find the best doll
house furniture there are a few things you need to know:
scale is miniature doll house furniture?
There are two main sizes of doll house furniture, twelfth scale
and twenty fourth scale. Twelfth scale is twelve times smaller
than in real life and twenty fourth scale is twenty four times
smaller than in real life.
Most miniaturists own twelfth scale doll houses and there is
a lot more miniature doll house furniture available in twelfth
scale than in twenty fourth scale.
If you are unsure of the size of your doll house measure the
height of your doll house rooms. A twelfth scale house will have
rooms between 8" and 11" I height. A twenty fourth scale
house will have rooms between 4" in height and 5.5"
What is doll house furniture made from?
Dolls house furniture can be made from wood or metal. Many wood
pieces are very intricately carved and are very decorative. Most
wooden pieces of furniture are made from ply or balsa wood and
stained mahogany, walnut or pine.
If you see a piece of doll house furniture advertised as mahogany
in most cases this will mean that it is stained with mahogany
varnish. The exception to this is with hand made pieces. Some
master craftsmen use the highest quality pieces of wood for their
is so special about hand made pieces of furniture?
Hand made miniature doll house furniture is the finest doll house
furniture you can get. These pieces are hand carved by master
craftsmen and can sell for hundreds of pounds.
Hand made items require a lot of work and hours are spent constructing
each piece. Many items are unique one-offs that will never be
recreated. Some very serious doll house collector's only fill
their doll houses with hand made items and their collections are
worth thousands of pounds.
Is cheaper doll house furniture better?
When choosing your miniature doll house furniture you need to
judge if an item is worth its money. Some doll house furniture
can be picked up for very little money but these items are usually
poor quality and break very easily.
Compare a few items and check the quality. It is better to pay
a little extra for a set that will last. Cheaper is not always