This 1:12 scale beginners dolls house table project takes it’s inspiration from traditional camp furniture, made in the Adirondack and Rustic styles. It can be sized to fit any scale dollhouse. This type of furniture was very popular from 1860 through to 1930 and remains a feature of remote cabins today. Build with what you have should be the motto of this furniture style.
That will be the motto for the twig table design in the following pages. No two will be alike, and all should be built with materials you can find to suit your personal project.
This particular table is designed for a rustic front porch , so it has seen several seasons of outdoor weathering, and its finish is a little shabby to say the least! If you want to create a well loved lodge interior rather than a front porch, use the same technique but make the project less shabby.
Materials To make this table you will need:
- 4, 3 inch long ¼ inch diameter twigs with a y joint at one end. (see step 2 for more details)
- 6- eight inches of similar diameter straight twigs.
- A 2 inch square of 3/32 (2.5 mm) aircraft plywood, or basswood.
- Two, 2/14 inch square pieces of brown cardstock or cover stock paper.
- Several pieces of narrow dried grass. (I used dried Phalaris grass from the craft store dried flower dept, using only the narrow pieces below the top seed head). You could substitute pieces of wire or stiffened crochet thread, or thin toothpicks if you can’t find a suitable dried grass for step 4.
- Acrylic paint (the color of your chosen twigs).
- Semi gloss acrylic finish for the table top.
- Bright green and beige chalk to make lichen.
- PVA (white) or wood glue.