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CMG1: 19th Century Country Furniture: Cabinetmaker's Guide for Dollhouse Furniture Vol. 1

<span>19th Century Country Furniture; Cabinetmaker's Guide for Dollhouse Furniture Vol. 1:</span> 19th Century Country Furniture; Cabinetmaker's Guide for Dollhouse Furniture Vol. 1
19th Century Country Furniture; Cabinetmaker's Guide for Dollhouse Furniture Vol. 1
Price: $12.00

19th Century Country Furniture: A Cabinetmaker's Guide to Dollhouse Furniture (Volume 1), 50th Anniversary Edition includes the following:
 
  • Lamp Shelf;
  • Clock Shelf;
  • Spice Shelf;
  • Wall Shelf; 
  • Victorian Whatnot; 
  • Trestle Table & Bench; 
  • Trestle Lamp Stand; 
  • Round Parlor Table; 
  • Drop Leaf Table; 
  • Kitchen Windsor Side Chairs; 
  • Transitional Caned-Seat Side Chair; 
  • Shaker-type Rocker; 
  • Slab Seat Rocker; 
  • Upholstered Wing Chair; 
  • Kitchen Dresser; 
  • Tin Paneled Pie Safe; 
  • Dry Sink; 
  • Cottage Bedroom Dressers; 
  • Cottage Bedroom Washstands; 
  • Cottage Spool-turned Sofa; 
  • Transitional Low-Post Bed; 
  • Cottage Clock; 
  • Cottage Panel Bed; and 
  • Franklin Stove.
 
All of the patterns are 1":1' (1/12th scale), although the stated measurements are in full dimension to accommodate modelers in 1/12th and 1/24th scale. Each plan includes full elevations (top, front, and side), as well as construction notes specific to each piece of furniture. As her introduction indicates, the original book was designed for hobbyists with at least some knowledge of hand tools and some basic skills, including how to read both elevations and exploded drawings. At the time the book was written, the dollhouse miniatures hobby, at least for builders, did not exist, so the book assumes makes a number of key assumptions: 1) that all measurement would be done with an Architect's rule,  that the available tools would come from other hobbies (model railroading, model shipbuild), and 3) 1/12th scale wood was not available.