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Make a Dolls House Child's Chair From Toothpicks and Wooden Stir Sticks

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Make a Dolls House Child's Chair From Toothpicks and Wooden Stir Sticks
A dolls house scale child's chair made from toothpicks and wooden stir sticks.

A dolls house scale child's chair made from toothpicks and wooden stir sticks.

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This easy project is a good way to explore miniature chair construction, without needing access to turned wooden parts. Depending on the finish of your stir sticks and your toothpicks, you will likely need to give your chair a painted finish. This will also hide any slight imperfections in your construction technique.

The same technique of using toothpicks, can be used to make larger scale projects from fine wooden dowels. You can make stools of all sizes, as well as kitchen chairs, once you experiment with filing and setting dowels and slats in basic chairs.

This chair matches the child's picket gate bed and uses the same technique of making pickets from stir sticks, to make the slats for the child's chair back.

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