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Kathe

Hi all, 

what wood thickness is the standard or best to use when making mini furniture? I want to carve the wood as well as bend it. Any good sources on line for wood for miniatures? Thanks!!

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WeekendMiniaturist

Do you have the item in your possession that is the subject of the photo?  If yes, I would measure the wood of this item.  My new translated version of Roubo on Furniture is supposed to be delivered today.  I can't wait to go though this book, and I suspect the answers will be there for lovely french furniture.... and while I also love Chippendale, I am drawn to Aubusson and Savonnerie Rugs, and lovely french furniture should be used with those beautiful floral rugs.

If you have any interest in the construction of french furniture, I am using the book I found at www.lostartpress.com as my reference.  You can also purchase instructions for french furniture in miniature from Meghan at http://www.dorsettpublications.com/.

(Helen & Jim Dorsett published The Scale Cabinetmaker, I think if my memory works there were 21 Volumes, and Meghan is their daughter.)

Good Luck!

 

 

 

 

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