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Saturday, March 17, 2012

A cabinet with hutch for the shop

I am briefly back to show you what I have made for the Florist: a cabinet with hutch.  It would be a lovely cabinet for a country shop, but I couldn't wait so I thought it would be nice enough among the plants and flowers.  It's hand painted as well and I used a well known theme (in the Netherlands), that of Hen & Rooster.  Or in Dutch Kip & Haan.

Normally I take pictures as I go, but this time I was working so concentrated that I all but forgot until it was well and truly finished. Anyway, this cabinet I built from scratch.  I looked up some pictures of similar cabinets on the Internet and drew up my own plan.  Since I have a thicknesser for miniature woodwork I can use whatever wood I have available.  In this case I have used slats from old Venetian blinds.  The only part I am not happy with is the doors.  I wanted to hinge them with pins at the top and bottom, but I tried a more complicated way that did not work.  Instead of rounding off the side of the doors to accommodate the opening and closing I tried to drill the holes off centre, but the pins stuck out.  I think the holes were a bit to close to the side.  Anyway, I solved the hinge problem by using pieces of fabric.  It doesn't look as good, but it will have to do.  Once in the shop with plants and other stuff all around it doesn't matter as much anyway.

So, here's the cabinet:

The pictures aren't the best, but the sky was very overcast today and I didn't want to wait for better light.

I have noticed that I have a lot of new followers again.  Too many to mention one by one, so may I please welcome you all collectively?  I hope you'll enjoy reading my blog.

The list of followers made me think of something.  If there's anybody from around Buffalo, NY who reads my blog I would like to tell you that I am planning a trip to your country later in the year.  It would be nice to meet like minded people or to find out if there is a dollshouse and miniature club somewhere in or near Buffalo.

Bye for now...


  1. The hutch is beautiful. Good job.


  2. The cabinet is fantastic. I like the color and the decoration. I also like the little things that you've put in.
    Bye Faby

  3. prachtig geworden Marion, wat mankeert er aan die scharnieren, die zijn toch prima zo?

  4. Te ha quedado precioso, me encanta el color que has elegido y cada uno de los detalles.
    besito sascension

  5. Thanks for the compliments, folks. Klara, de scharnieren zijn okay, maar niet wat ik in gedachten had. De eeuwige perfectionist kwam weer om de hoek kijken. ;-) Ik ga wel een nieuw kastje maken over een tijdje en dan doe ik de deuren anders. Och, een mens moet wat te doen hebben........ ;-)

  6. O wat leuk Marion dat je weer een nieuw blogspot hebt, die zet ik er ook bij hoor!
    Mooie uitvoering van de steentjes aan de buitenkant.


  7. Hoi Jody, leuk weer eens van je te horen. Ja, ik moet nodig ook weer eens jouw blog bezoeken. Door al het vakantie houden komt het er weinig van. Zelfs minien doe ik niet veel momenteel. Maar ach, ooit zijn we uitgereisd en dan ga ik weer lekker aan de knutsel. Groetjes


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