1. Home

Discuss in my forum

Make a Dolls House Cabin or Rustic Adirondack Table

By

2 of 10

Make Twig Legs for a Miniature Adirondack Table
Twigs for Dolls House Table legs

Twigs for Dolls House Table Legs

Lesley Shepherd

Find Twigs for Table Leg Supports

To begin your dolls house table project you will need to find four small dried twigs which divide into two sections like the letter y. I used some dead branches which were on an ornamental plum tree and found branches which were less than ¼ in. (5mm) across. Each branch will need to be at least 2 1/2 inches long below the y join for a 1:12 scale dolls house table (equivalent to 2 ½ feet, or 30 inches if it was life size)

I chose the Japanese plum branches because they have a lot of short nodes on them, which resemble thicker limbs from larger trees. You can get different effect depending on which wood you choose, but use dead wood. If the wood is green when you build this table, it will shrink as it dries and your table will warp. Dead branches on the tree are fine, as long as they died due to age or weather and not insect infestation!

Take some extra pieces of matching straight wood back to your workshop as well, you may need it to brace your legs or edge your table. I intentionally chose wood with natural lichens on it. This will give my table the look it would achieve if it had stood out on a porch for several years. If you want a more formal table, choose wood with less lichen, and fewer joints.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.