A Beginners' Guide to the Dolls' House Hobby: Revised and Expanded Edition

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Jean Nisbett’s classic volume gets a welcome update and expansion—making it a practical, accessible introduction to all the basics, with lavish images and easy-to-follow hints that help beginners save time and avoid costly mistakes. Nisbett explains how to choose and build a house from a kit; handle a period building; furnish the interior; create charming shops; and plan a dolls’ house that will enchant a child—and actually stand up to play. Equipment and materials, finishes, decoration, decorative detail, ...

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Overview

Jean Nisbett’s classic volume gets a welcome update and expansion—making it a practical, accessible introduction to all the basics, with lavish images and easy-to-follow hints that help beginners save time and avoid costly mistakes. Nisbett explains how to choose and build a house from a kit; handle a period building; furnish the interior; create charming shops; and plan a dolls’ house that will enchant a child—and actually stand up to play. Equipment and materials, finishes, decoration, decorative detail, gardens and renovation all receive in-depth coverage, while checklists set out a logical order for work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861084866
  • Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 266,301
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.76 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Prolific and renowned miniaturist Jean Nisbett is also the best-selling author of many of GMC’s Dolls House titles including: Dolls’ House Makeovers 1-86108-206-1 Modern Dolls' House, The 1-86108-321-1 Dolls' House Shops, Cafes and Restaurants 1-86108-455-2 Big Book of the Dolls' House, The 1-86108-485-4

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  • Posted March 1, 2013

    A Great Starting Place

    If you're thinking of building a doll house or room display this is a great place to start. This book helps you select the time period in which your house is set then details what is authentic to that era... everything from the wall and floor finishes, to kitchen and bedroom set-ups. The book also deals with general construction, wiring for electricity, interior and exterior decoration - all the basics.

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