Once upon a time, a miniaturist (me) tried building a house in 1:48 scale from scratch. As she began designing the house, she realized just how many decisions there were to doing just that. She studied a design published in Nutshell News by Pam Junk. Then one day, she decided to splurge and buy a kit from Pam Junk. This house is that kit (not the design from scratch which was to come later).
Top Ten Reasons, I love this house and consider it my overall favorite 1:48 scale project.
- This was the first house kit I bought in 1:48 scale.
- It was the first house kit I ever finished in miniature.
- It was the first dollhouse I wired.
- It taught me that buying kits may save me money. A kit provides the amount needed versus buying each material separately aka buying supplies that may or may not be used for other projects.
- It also taught one way to build a dollhouse by floor, the building at least.
- It also taught me that dollhouses do not have to be made of wood, as it is made of illustration board and the walls of each floor were cut as one and then scored to fold the corners.
- I learned techniques like how to glaze windows using white glue.
- I love the style and the colors I used in the house.
- It fits under a dome, which means it stays protected from dust.
- The kit was made by my favorite miniature celebrity Pam Junk-Knapp.