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I've been into dollhouse miniatures since the early 1990's now and when I realized how much I've learned during that time, I thought I'd make a blog to share my knowledge with others. I'm mostly auto-deduct, but always found help on the Internet and in specific books. The mini-world starts and ends with your own imagination, so let there be no limit. And never say : I CAN'T .... because you can, you just need to try and have the necessary know-how. And that's the main reason why I started this blog, because I wanna share what I know with newbies in the miniature world or anybody else who might be interested in sharing what I've learned so far. So, hopefully, I'll be able to provide some useful hints, tips and tricks for those of you out there just starting with this wonderful hobby

January 21, 2017

DIY wood flooring

Hi there

Today I'll show you how you can easily make a nice wooden floor for your dollhouse rooms without cutting every single piece or buying one that isn't gonna fit into your room anyway

I found bamboo placemats in one of the drawers of my kitchen some time ago. Since we never used them anyway, I decided to make something else with them

These placemats are made of wooden bamboo pieces, held together with some sort of thread, which needs to come off first. The entire thing will fall apart and you'll have your pieces ready to make your flooring, yeah 👍👌👋


This picture shows the before and after effect. On top is the floor for my dollhouse, where I only used the wider parts and below is before cutting of the thread.



I always use double sided tape for this kind of project. This way I avoid having glue all over my fingers and all over the floor for my dollhouse too. Just put the double sided tape on a piece of cardboard (not too thick though, about 1 mm is enough) and start gluying the wood pieces on top.
Then stain or color .... your choice


This is what the floor looked before I stained it. I wanted to have light tone here. So 2 coats of stain are more than enough


An this is what the floor looks once put inside the shop (using double sided tape again, makes it easier of one day you'll decide to change it)


Used the same bamboo place mats here ..... for the entrance of the shop


finished it with white paint.

I hope these little tips will help you next time you want to make your own wooden floors for your miniature projects

Enjoy and stay tuned, there's more to come

See ya ...
👀👀👀





8 comments:

  1. Great looking wood floors Dany and also another Terrific tip regarding the double-sided tape!

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  2. Hi Elizabeth
    nice to see you've been here again :-) You know, the trick with the double sided tape came after I really screwed up a floor once because I glued it on too early .... and that glue, my gosh, I'll never use it again.
    How do you like the floor made with a bamboo placemat ? I thought it was a good project for someone with a little less experience and I'm always glad to share.
    See you soon
    Hugs
    Dany

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  3. Un tutorial muy sencillo y con perfectos resultados!!!
    Besos.

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    1. Hi Pilar
      even if I do not always understand everything you write, I'm still happy to see you always come back
      thanks
      Hugs

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  4. Una idea estupenda, que queda perfecta...y además, es fácil. Gracias por compartirla. Un beso

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    1. Thanks a lot Maria
      plse come back soon
      hugs

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  5. Thanks for always giving us your creative tips. It's much appreciated.

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    1. Hi Cathey ... you're most welcome ! I didn't work much on my miniatures the last few weeks, been busy with my elephants and with spring coming, the garden and everything else outdoors needs me attention too 🌻🌻🌻

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