The House of Miniatures ads for kits by mail caught my eye. All it took was One Dollar to get that first kit, a chest-on-chest dresser that I built myself!
You put a lot of time and effort into completing a kit from The House of Miniatures collection. Sanding, gluing, staining, finishing. Maybe you carve the feet, dress the bed, or add working hardware. After you complete your heirloom, does it have more value than before you began?
The House of Miniatures offered five different vignette boxes during the first five years of the brand. We’ll look at the features of each.
Do I Stain or Build First? I know the first question the first customer to receive a The House of Miniatures kit asked. “Should I stain the pieces before I build the kit, or should I build first?” All About the Grain Let’s talk about the properties of wood for a moment. Most of the… Continue reading Build First – Kit Building 101