Intro: Nomad Doll Furniture.
Thought it would be interesting to convert lifesize furniture to something smaller.Most os the measurements aresort of based in the 1:12 ratio of lifesize to doll size.. Four of the pieces of furniture are my interpretaion of existing adult furniture instructables. One is of my own design. Probably put a good eith hours in this project. It took some engineering to figire out the size reductions, though they are not even perfect replicasthey are an art of their own. Hope that you enjoy them and the work that was put into them.
One nice thing about nomad furniture is that you do not need nails. everything is sore of a pressure fit. Nomads travel a lot so they needed furniture that could be easily disassembled at one location and then reassembled at a new location. makes the space required to transport the furniture quite small compared to it being assembled.
Needed 1 sheet of large poster board.
Step 1: Simple Chair.
We will start with the easiext on to do first. it is basically a paddle that gets inserted into a plank. The fun part for all thes projects was using the calculator to take the supposed original measurements and converting them to doll size. for example.51 inches devided by twelve came to 4.25 inches. That was easy. othink the width was eleven inches. I just rounded up to twelve so that the unit was a simple one inch wide.
Even with this simple piece of furniture (and the other examples) it teaches how things go together. So each piece of furniture is more than a toy. Learning how to put things together makes your mind more logical. You also appreciate what it takes to put something together. One then has more respect for what they have.
Step 2: Another Chair.
This chair is probably a little bit big for scalle, but I wanted to include it anyway. Two sides, a back and a seatt. That is all there is to it. probably cold of added more detail, but you have to leave something to the imagination.
Step 3: A Desk.
Desk using the same idea as the chair in the last frame. Next one I make will be better. Cut parts by eyeballing them
Step 4: A Little Divan.
Just a little divan. At first it seems complicated, but it is very easy. Probably underscale on this one but it was kind of neat to make. You researchnomad furniture and there seems to be an endless supply of options. I am really surprices furniture dealers do not take advantage of this trend.
Step 5: The Simple Table.
The more I placed with the table the more decoration I wanted to add. It has 5 pieces. Tabletop, two cross bar supports and two ends. You can probably use a short piece of paperclip to hold the pparts of the table better togethe. As for measurements. I kind of had a plan, but I started cutting before I really used the plan, so I fudged some of it to get it all to fit. Definately a bit more complicated that the simple chair.
Step 6: The Desk.
This unit is probably simpler than the previous step. There is a lot more repetitiveness on the piece of furnutire. there is only three basic shapes for the whole unit. you twn shelves, 4 uprights and a tabletop that is the size of a door. You learn a bit of patience to get it together/ You also have to plan out not only the spacing, but the slots for the shelf pegs. Hae to admitthat I did this desk first becuase I was unsure about doing the final project in this instructable. cutting all the pieces got real old real quick and almost abandoned it all. But had to finish it. Think it was worth it after all.
Step 7: Mattress Frame Base.
Like the last step in that it had a lot of repetitive pieces, but in thisstep you are intro duced to a new way of locking the wood. together.The top part of the fram is slightly offand not centered. Ph well who cares when you are doing make believe.
Step 8: The Corner Desk.
This was the hardest project. Not having any measurements to go by per se, kind of had to build this one by the seat of your pamts. As I said before I did the other deask first to kind of figire out to do this one. You do have some repetitive parts, but the two shelves were the real challenge. Recommend you do the Lond stand up supports first, the desk section next and the shelves last. The styrofoam I was using was getting real hard to work with, almost had to start from scratch. A little tape saved the day.
Probably should of made a chair. If you have come this far, you can probably fiture out how to make a chair yourself.
used 6 inches for the hieght and 4x4 inches for the tabletop. useed a cdrom for making the cirlcle cut. The shelves were plus infor each side. There was a lot of mark and measure to get it to all fit together. You measure and remeasure on this project. Enjoy.
Step 9: One More Table and Chair.
Kind of cut these free hand so there is no measurements. That looks good, I will cut it that way. Will probably add a secon lower rail for the table to mkae it sturdier some time later.
Step 10: Simple Table and Chair.
Yet another table and chair.
Step 11: Advanced Projects: Dresser and Portable Desk.
Couple extra projects to try. Pictures are not to scale, but you get the idea.
Everything was hand made with the use of a pen, exacto knife, ruler and a few other things. No laser cutting here as I do not have a laser cutter.. Probably could of done a separate instructable for each one of the units. Preferred to put them all together so as to be a bit more interesting. Not only could you say the furniture units are doll stuff, but they are also models that can be used prototying the life size units.
Note: interesting was the shape of the posterboard left over.