My growing doll collection needed some furniture. Currently, I’m working on a bedroom diorama for our 1:8 scale BJDs (ball jointed dolls).
As mentioned in another post, dollhouse furniture in 1:12 scale is quite acceptable for these dolls. In fact, it’s a very cute fit as it appears the dolls are using child-scale furniture. You can see what I mean below, with my Lati Yellow (Lily), who is lounging on the pink checked love seat.
But for the bedroom, I thought I would bridge the gap between the tot-sized 1:12 furnishings and the 1:8 scale, which would be furniture designed for 1:8 scale adult dolls. They may look a bit swallowed up in that scale. So 1:10th scale makes sense to me, just a smidgen bigger than 1:12th.
1:10 scale furniture is not something I could find, so I grabbed some graph paper and started designing a simple daybed, desk, and chair. I referred to life size furniture and converted the measurements using an online hobby calculator.
I still plan on antiquing the daybed and desk, but the chair is finished! My daughter loves everything to look vintage, vintage, and more vintage – what can I say, she has great style!
It was a lot of fun and I would say beginner level. All you need to make your own simple doll furniture is:
- bass hobby wood (find at Michael’s, Joanne’s, etc)
- cutting mat
- fine sanding block
- hobby knife (adult supervision)
- wood glue
- wooded dowels (for legs)
- the website, ‘print mini’, has a great scale conversion calculator!
I encourage you to try for yourself ….