Wanting to make your own 1:12 dollhouse scale items? First you have to consider scale and make a template. In 1:12 scale, 1 inch in the real world is equivalent to 1 foot in the dollhouse world. The best way to begin is to pull out some dollhouse miniatures you already have and measure them to replicate the dimensions. You can also measure a real object you’d like to replicate in miniature and calculate from there.
This MMM, I’m not going to walk through building any, I’ll save that for a future date, but…
- you can check out SugarCharmShop’s videos on making 1:12 scale furniture here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBzErQwUdfbnkHS4SH8kY0kKxJIpvQ5G_
- or make it easier on yourself and check out these dollhouse furniture kits: http://www.ebay.com/bhp/realife-miniatures
- or just search ebay and you’ll find a variety of other brands
However, here ere are some common household items and their miniature dimensions to get you started.
|1:12 Scale (Inches)||
1:12 Scale (Millimeters)
|Crib Mattress||2.3W x 6.25L x 0.46H||58 x 156 x 12|
|Twin Mattress||3.2W x 6.25L x 0.66H||80 x 156 x 17|
|Full/Double Mattress||4.4W x 6.25L x 1.25H||110 x 156 x 31|
|Queen Mattress||5W x 6.66L x 1.25H||125 x 167 x 31|
|King Mattress||6.3W x 6.66L x 1.25H||158 x 167 x 31|
|Dining Chair||3H x 1.25W||75 x 31|
|Dining Table||2W x 2.3H||50 x 58|
|Bathtub||5.5L x 1.6D x 1.6W||138 x 40 x 40|
|Kitchen Counter||3H x 2W||75 x 50|
|Sofa/Couch||6.3W x 2.5D x 1.3 (seat to floor)||158 x 63 x 33|
Full scale measurements found here: http://joannswansondiyminiatures.blogspot.com/2011/09/to-scale-miniaturists-guide.html
A bed I made after measuring how large it would need to be to fit a boxspring and mattress set I bought here: http://www.ebay.com/sch/hitchcock.starlet/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=
A kit I purchased from an antique store – I’ve made the books, chair and desk so far. This brand is linked above.
So what do you think? Is there some other object you’d like added to the table above? Would it be helpful if I worked these out for other scales – such as HO, 1:24, etc.? Let me know in the comments below.
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