Hi, my name is Elga and I live in South Africa. I love dollhouses and miniatures. My two biggest passions are furniture making and embroidery and of course the two combined. Welcome and enjoy browsing my blog.
Since my table tops were already the right size, I decided to cut the thickness of the veneer of the sides, using the drill press made shaving off little bits at a time easy. I also set my depth so that a thin piece of the veneer that is glued to the top would be left, like in 0.3mm.
Trying to photograph what is left of the top veneer layer proved to be very difficult, in the end I put a piece of yellow wood on top, hoping that the contrast in color would help, of course now there still is a shadow that is bigger than the veneer, hope you can see it.
Here I am cutting the very thin and narrow strips off cross banding on my table saw using a sliding table.
Since the veneer is so thin it just wanted to curl away from the base while gluing, so I pushed it hard against the side of my glue box and clamped it down to make sure there wouldn't be any gaps at the top.
After all the sides were glued on I just sanded it nice and smooth and rounded the edges a bit, now you can see no thick veneer edges that looks out of scale in miniature. I will show you later how I made the bottom drawer.
A close-up of the caster wheels my husband made, aren't they just gorgeous. Remember you can click on the photos to see them bigger.
I am married and the mother of two grown up daughters plus two dogs and two cats. I love working with my hands and enjoy furniture making, petit point, doll making, crochet and knitting and I am also building a dollhouse to house all my treasures.