Thanks for visiting my blog.

Het zou leuk zijn wanneer je een berichtje achterlaat. :-)
I would appreciate a little message. :-)

Hierbij wil ik Petra bedanken want dankzij haar geweldige site,, ben ik met de bouw van mijn poppenhuis begonnen.

Thanks to Petra. Without her nice site,, I would never been started with my doll house.

Ik probeer de dingen die ik maak zo goed mogelijk te omschrijven maar er kunnen soms typefoutjes in de tekst staan dus controleer van te voren even of het allemaal klopt.

The thing I create I put on my blog. Although I try to make no mistakes it's possible that something went wrong so please check before you make a copy.

woensdag 23 maart 2011

Victorian bed.

For the interior I've used the following book:
Victorian House Style an architectural and interior design source book. The writer is Linda Osband.
When I'm speaking about: in this book then refer to Victorian House Style.

All of my designs are 1:12 cm. To achieve this I start to measure all the dimensions of the desired object.
When I got all my measurements I'm going to divide them all by twelve. This will result in a representation from the object in scale 1:12. For instance a football: I'll measure the diameter of the ball. This is, for instance, 36 cm. Divide this by twelve and you will have the exact diameter for your football in 1:12 scale.
In this example I'm talking about CM because I live in the Netherlands and we metric instead of English.
So this means 1 cm. = 0,39 inch. For the conversion you should check:

In this book I saw a lovely bed and I thought this is the one for my doll house.
So I bought brass tubes, some Gift card decoration sticker and beads and started to create the bed on a 1:12 scale.

Start cutting the brass tubes:
4 times brass tube 0,2 cm. Ø length 7,5 cm.
4 times brass tube 0,2 cm. Ø length 15 cm.
3 time brass tube 0,2 cm. Ø length 10 cm.
3 times brass tube 0,15 cm. Ø length 10 cm.
1 time brass tube 0,15 cm. Ø length 11 cm.
4 times brass tube 0,15 cm. Ø length 8 cm.
4 times brass tube 0,15 cm. Ø length 5,5 cm.
14 times brass tube 0,1 cm. Ø length 4,2 cm.

Solder all the tubes together like the bed frame in the picture.

4 beads 0,3 cm. Ø
4 beads 0,2 cm. Ø
4 beads 0,4 cm. long
8 needles

Put a needle inside the beads as shown on the picture and glue 4 times 0,3 cm. Ø at the end of the legs of the bed.That's possible because the brass tube is hollow. At the top you put a needle through the 0,4 cm. long bead and the 0,2 cm. Ø and glue on the top of the bed.

For my bed decoration I've used the stickers like this: Strip of the glue protecting sides ofboth and put the sticky sides together. This way you'll form a non sticky decoration.

Because the solder tin and sticker are visible, I've painted the bed with brass paint from Humbol Enamel color-code Met 54.

I wish you good luck and joy by making this bed.
Do you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. I love to help you out.