Here is my first scratch built piece of furniture. It is a kitchen sink for the the Tumbleweed House. I think that it turned out pretty good for my first time at building a piece of furniture. I thought I would share some pictures of the build.
The sink started out as the clear bubble from an electrical circuit piece. I think it might have been a resistor or something like that. Anyway, the clear bubble was the perfect size for the sink, so I simply spray painted the underside of the clear bubble silver to mimic the finish on an old metal sink.
|The base cabinet|
I thought that I had taken some pictures of the construction of the base cabinet, but I guess that I didn't take them after all. The base is very simple- it is basically a wooden box with false drawers on the front. In this picture, you can see the cut-out for the sink. I was going to make drawers that would open, but decided against that once I got started working with the basswood. Perhaps next time I will make the drawers work!
|A test fit of the sink|
Here is the base cabinet with the sink sitting in place. So far, so good.
|The painted cabinet|
Next, I painted the cabinet a glossy white. Then, I used small clear beads and jewelry hardware to make the knobs for the drawers. I wanted the knobs to look like antique glass knobs. The back splash was covered with scrapbooking paper that looks like country tile.
|The finished product complete with fresh peaches!|
I have to say that I really enjoyed making a piece of miniature furniture. Is it perfect? Not quite, but it is just perfect for my little cottage. Will I attempt another piece soon? Absolutely, in fact, I want to build some kind of bed for the attic of the Tumbleweed House. I have an idea for something. Hopefully, I will get to start it soon.
With warm regards,