For about 40 years I have restored a lot of antique pine and bamboo furniture of which there were many variations such as faux bamboo and papier mache. I try to replicate these to the 1/2th scale for dolls houses. Because of the many variations in designs I am regularly making new pieces of which I generally only make about 10 and they are all slightly different.
I use different finishes on decorated surfaces some papered others with hand painted designs and also a combination of the two. With drawers, doors and lids opening I take care to construct the pieces to ensure that they are robust.
I have also been asked over the years to build dolls’ houses in differing styles and periods including; copying family houses or adding to a families inherited doll’s house including conservatories and extensions amongst other projects.