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.
Yesterday I started working on doing the inlay and cross banding on the table tops, gluing the top strip on wasn't too bad, but how to put veneer around the edge was something I wasn't sure of, never having done it before and I pondered for a while on it. I was so eager to try my idea once the light bulb went on that I forgot to take photos, I will when I do the next lot and post a how to on it later this week. On the left is a finished top and on the right one in progress. I used South African Yellow-wood for the thin strip and Palissandre from Madagascar for the cross banding.
I love working furniture, since the original table top rises for a writing surface I just had to make it like that in mini too, I glued the first riser together today.
At the moment everything is just taped together but I had loads of fun trying it out, I need to make tiny hinges and cut out a recess in the bottom of the table top for the riser to sink into for the flat position of the top. The riser parts are less than 1/8" wide and 0.6mm thick and lap jointed.
I have never made anything so complex before, so I am pretty pleased at how everything is turning out, believe me it is a lot of work, but fun too!!!!
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.