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Patterns and instructions for making a row of Victorian town house fronts.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1973 (v.51#12) pg. 62, 122

Paper buildings for a model town.
BOYS' LIFE Jan 1964 (v.54#1) pg. 28

Make a model of your town with paper buildings.
BOYS' LIFE Apr 1965 (v.55#4) pg. 42

Model pioneer sod house.
BOYS' LIFE Oct 1970 (v.60#10) pg. 29

How to make a model building from styrene plastic.
BOYS' LIFE Oct 1986 (v.76#10) pg. 58

How to build a balsa wood scale model of your next major house construction project.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1985 (v.8#11) pg. 42

Guide to building scale-model replica dollhouses. Advice on designing, roofing, flooring, wiring, decorating, etc.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1995 (v.19#3) pg. 26

Three-dimensional English cottage model is built from precut plastic sheets and painted with glass paints and leading to look like stained glass.
CRAFTS Mar 1998 (v.21#3) pg. 48, 51

Mini masonry. How to use miniature bricks to build a fireplace.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #67 Feb 1979 (v.6#7) pg. 36

Redecorating the Victorian miniature house featured in the October 1977 issue. Part 1. Instructions for wiring the house, wainscoting with wallpaper panels, and making a round table with a double tablecloth.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Mar 1980 (v.11#2) pg. 12

Redecorating the Victorian miniature house. Part 2. The little girl's room. Instructions for a latticework window seat and Peter Rabbit wainscoting.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Apr 1980 (v.11#3) pg. 52

Redecorating the Victorian miniature house. Part 3. Transforming the parlor. Includes instructions for making a tiny footstool.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS May 1980 (v.11#4) pg. 18

Redecorating the Victorian miniature house. Part 4. Tips on adding ferns and frills to the bathroom.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1980 (v.11#5) pg. 52

Redecorating the Victorian miniature house. Part 5. The kitchen. Includes patterned brick floor and instructions for making fancy miniature pastries.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1980 (v.11#6) pg. 20

Redecorating the Victorian miniature house. Part 6. Master bedroom with a miniature 9-patch quilt.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Sep 1980 (v.11#7) pg. 50

Tips on building a 1" scale doll house using studs and beams like a full-size house.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Oct 1997 (v.27#10) pg. 27

Construction details for a miniture Midwestern barn.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Nov 1997 (v.27#11) pg. 58

Tip suggests using decorative gold foil trim as faux gingerbread on a dollhouse.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Apr 1998 (v.28#4) pg. 77

Create miniature architectural details (carved crown moldings, ceiling rosettes, pilasters, etc.) from polymer clay molds you make yourself.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Jan 1999 (v.29#1) pg. 68

Buy it right or build it right. What you should know before you buy, build or finish a dollhouse.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Mar 1999 (v.29#3) pg. 46

Tip on simulating decorative wall or floor grates.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Mar 1999 (v.29#3) pg. 72

Making miniature moldings. Using small routers and jigs to shape wood moldings for miniature houses.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Sep 1999 (v.29#9) pg. 53

Beyond Victorian. Shell bash your dollhouse kit and create a unique farmhouse by adding elegant details from other eras.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Oct 1999 (v.29#10) pg. 56

How to finish the exterior of a Victorian dollhouse. Part 1. Porch construction.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Nov 1999 (v.29#11) pg. 46

How to finish the exterior of a Victorian dollhouse. Part 2. Windows, cornice detail and a tower roof.
DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Dec 1999 (v.29#12) pg. 50

Miniature toy shop.
FAMILY CIRCLE Dec 16 1980 (v.93#17) pg. 101, 137

Making a structual model of a house. Fine-tune your design and work out construction details at 1/24 scale.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #22 Aug-Sep 1984 pg. 50

Architectural models. Tools, materials and techniques for transforming drawings into three-dimensional studies.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #41 Aug-Sep 1987 pg. 32
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #43 Dec 1987-Jan 1988 pg. 4
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #44 Feb-Mar 1988 pg. 6

Buildings you can call your own. Making unique diorama structures using Jiffy Foam.
FINESCALE MODELER Mar 1995 (v.13#3) pg. 50

Make a scale model of your house and lot landscape, using plywood, expanded foam insulation board, chunks of plastic foam and thin cardboard.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1985 (v.29#2) pg. 16

Make a model before you build. Tips on making a model of your home additions so that you can really visualize the finished result.
HOME MECHANIX #711 Jul 1987 (v.83) pg. 48

How to check major house remodeling (or construction) ideas by building a simple model out of cardboard.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1982 (v.7#2) pg. 43

Tips on building architectural models from cardboard, plastic, wood, etc.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Feb 1978 (v.67#2) pg. 45

Tips on building models (architectural, design, industrial, etc.) using illustration board sold at office supply stores.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Mar 1978 (v.67#3) pg. 36

Tips on building model houses from sheet plastics.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Mar 1981 (v.70#3) pg. 34

A miniature gazebo is made from synthetic quartz using faceting techniques.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #545 Mar 1983 pg. 27

Temple of gems. A model of a Chinese temple is made from gemstone.

Before you build your house, make a working scale model.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #664 Sep 1983 (v.79) pg. 50

Making a dolls' house in 1/12th scale. Photos illustrate a Georgian townhouse design (circa 1714-1800) and overall dimensions are included. Jigs and techniques to fabricate frame-and-panel doors, windows, and staircase are discussed.

Cape Dutch dolls' house. A model of a typical country Cape Dutch house (circa 1850) built in 1/72 scale. All the doors, sash windows and shutters can be opened. The thatched roof is removable. Part 1.

Scratchbuilding a thatched cottage from cardboard.

Model of the "Willard" house sold from 1928-1937 by Sears and Roebuck. Constructed from 1/4" birch plywood in 1/2" scale. Includes instructions for miniature landscaping.
NUTSHELL NEWS Apr 1990 (v.20#4) pg. 76, 80, 97, 104

Miniature of a child's playhouse. Overall dimensions 8"x9"x10".
NUTSHELL NEWS Jun 1990 (v.20#6) pg. 96

Tip on converting a corrugated cardboard light bulb sleeve into a miniature outhouse, storage building, etc.
NUTSHELL NEWS Nov 1990 (v.20#11) pg. 121

The architect's angle. Facelifts and figure changes. Alterations and additions to your dollhouse which can make it more authentic, attractive, and unique.
NUTSHELL NEWS Apr 1991 (v.21#4) pg. 25

The garden shed. Construction tips for a unique miniature building.
NUTSHELL NEWS May 1991 (v.21#5) pg. 54

A mail order house. Build a 1/2" scale model of the Sears and Roebuck "Puritan" Dutch Colonial house (circa 1922-1929). A related article offers landscaping ideas.
NUTSHELL NEWS May 1991 (v.21#5) pg. 72, 78

Painting your lady. Tips and techniques for painting a model of a San Francisco Victorian house.
NUTSHELL NEWS Aug 1991 (v.21#8) pg. 40

Two for one. How to get two dollhouses from one Southern mansion style kit.
NUTSHELL NEWS Aug 1991 (v.21#8) pg. 46
Added Info NUTSHELL NEWS Sep 1992 (v.22#9) pg. 91

Tip on using those plastic spines used to hold several sheets of paper together as baseboard molding in a miniature house.
NUTSHELL NEWS Oct 1991 (v.21#10) pg. 137

The architect's angle. Secrets of stucco and half timber construction in miniature buildings.
NUTSHELL NEWS Feb 1992 (v.22#2) pg. 34

The Strathmore. Tudor touches give a fancy facade to this 1/2" scale model of a Sears and Roebuck mail order house (circa 1932-1937).
NUTSHELL NEWS May 1992 (v.22#5) pg. 98

The architect's angle. Advice on the most important elements which contribute to realism in a model house.
NUTSHELL NEWS Aug 1992 (v.22#8) pg. 28

Build and furnish a miniature of a simple shingled beach cottage with attached deck.
NUTSHELL NEWS Aug 1992 (v.22#8) pg. 94

A house in old Santa Fe. Constructing an adobe style house featuring balconies and a walled patio.
NUTSHELL NEWS Nov 1992 (v.22#11) pg. 84, 118

New England salt box house in 1/4" scale.
NUTSHELL NEWS Feb 1993 (v.23#2) pg. 78

Tip on simulating attic insulation in miniature houses.
NUTSHELL NEWS Feb 1993 (v.23#2) pg. 121

An English cottage in 1/4" scale. Part 1.
NUTSHELL NEWS Apr 1993 (v.23#4) pg. 76
Added Info NUTSHELL NEWS Jun 1993 (v.23#6) pg. 15

The Westly bungalow. Modeling a Sears and Roebuck mail order house (circa 1913-1929) in 1/2" scale.
NUTSHELL NEWS May 1993 (v.23#5) pg. 68, 98

An English cottage in 1/4" scale. Part 2.
NUTSHELL NEWS May 1993 (v.23#5) pg. 76

Tiny two-story townhouse modeled in 1/144th scale.
NUTSHELL NEWS May 1993 (v.23#5) pg. 84

Garden workshop (shed) features miniatures of various gardening tools and supplies. A composite based on detailed photos of three prize winning garden rooms (circa 1936).
NUTSHELL NEWS May 1993 (v.23#5) pg. 88

The architect's angle. Advice on adding towers to various house styles.
NUTSHELL NEWS Jun 1993 (v.23#6) pg. 28

Summer oasis. Miniature copy of a portable garden screen house as featured in a 1940s magazine.
NUTSHELL NEWS Jun 1993 (v.23#6) pg. 92

The architect's angle. How choice of scale affects construction techniques and materials when making miniature buildings.
NUTSHELL NEWS Aug 1993 (v.23#8) pg. 26

Dream room. Part 2. Heidi's grandfather's chalet. Build a 1/2" scale Swiss mountain hut based on the children's book "Heidi".
NUTSHELL NEWS Aug 1993 (v.23#8) pg. 90

A Nebraska sod house in miniature. Part 1.
NUTSHELL NEWS Oct 1993 (v.23#10) pg. 88, 106

Dream room. Part 4. Hansel and Gretel's witch house.
NUTSHELL NEWS Oct 1993 (v.23#10) pg. 94

A Nebraska sod house in miniature. Part 2.
NUTSHELL NEWS Nov 1993 (v.23#11) pg. 88, 103

A Nebraska sod house in miniature. Part 3.
NUTSHELL NEWS Dec 1993 (v.23#12) pg. 98, 122

Build your dollhouse. Part 4. Ceiling and floor coverings.
NUTSHELL NEWS Jan 1994 (v.24#1) pg. 84

Nebraska sod house. Part 4. Roof.
NUTSHELL NEWS Jan 1994 (v.24#1) pg. 92

Finishing touches. Interior trim treatments (wall bases, door trim, wainscoting, ceiling cornice, ...) for miniature houses.
NUTSHELL NEWS Feb 1994 (v.24#2) pg. 27

Making miniature tiles by photographing a catalog page illustrating the tile pattern and then cutting the color photos into individual tiles.
NUTSHELL NEWS Feb 1994 (v.24#2) pg. 80

Build your dollhouse. Part 5. Wall treatments and fixtures.
NUTSHELL NEWS Feb 1994 (v.24#2) pg. 86

Build your dollhouse. Part 6. Final touches (Wainscoting, trims, and window treatments).
NUTSHELL NEWS Mar 1994 (v.24#3) pg. 76

Build your dollhouse. Part 7. Landscaping. Adding grass, shrubs, flowers, etc.
NUTSHELL NEWS Apr 1994 (v.24#4) pg. 80

Choosing a floor plan for a model house. Some tips.
NUTSHELL NEWS Jun 1994 (v.24#6) pg. 27

Tip on using coarse grit sanding paper to simulate stucco.
NUTSHELL NEWS Jun 1994 (v.24#6) pg. 105

Gingerbread at its peak. Tip on using decorative wooden turnings, scrollwork, etc. to adorn the roof peaks of a model Victorian house.
NUTSHELL NEWS Aug 1994 (v.24#8) pg. 32

The clubhouse. Making a model of a two-story playhouse.
NUTSHELL NEWS Aug 1994 (v.24#8) pg. 98

Bazaar and carnival booths in miniature. Several ideas shown. Part 1.
NUTSHELL NEWS Sep 1994 (v.24#9) pg. 91

Bazaar and carnival booths in miniature. Several ideas shown. Part 2.
NUTSHELL NEWS Oct 1994 (v.24#10) pg. 96

From shells to showpieces. Tips on using a combination of trims and techniques to convert a basic sturdy dollhouse shell into a Victorian showpiece.
NUTSHELL NEWS Feb 1995 (v.25#2) pg. 27

English cottage. Transforming a thrift store find. Step-by-step through post and beam construction, plastering, thatched roof, inside finishing and accessorizing. Part 1.
NUTSHELL NEWS Mar 1995 (v.25#3) pg. 74

English cottage. Part 2. Tackle the spackle and attach the thatch.
NUTSHELL NEWS Apr 1995 (v.25#4) pg. 76

A New Orleans double shotgun house in 1/2" scale.
NUTSHELL NEWS May 1995 (v.25#5) pg. 72, 66A

Nutshell dollhouse (as featured on December 1994 cover). A 1/87th scale, roughly the size of a miniature Playscale-size house.
NUTSHELL NEWS May 1995 (v.25#5) pg. 82

English cottage. Part 3. Interior.
NUTSHELL NEWS May 1995 (v.25#5) pg. 86

English cottage. Part 4. Landscaping.
NUTSHELL NEWS Jul 1995 (v.25#7) pg. 74

Three Little Pigs nursery rhyme diorama features a miniature brick house, straw house, stick house and Mrs. Pig's English style plaster cottage with a thatch roof.
NUTSHELL NEWS Jul 1995 (v.25#7) pg. 84

Creating a Greene & Greene California Craftsman bungalow in miniature. Describes techniques and materials used to achieve the visual and textural details of the shingled, post and beam exterior.
NUTSHELL NEWS Jan 1996 (v.26#1) pg. 50

Ice fishing shanty (6"x8"x8" high) is made from foamcore board and is furnished with a bunk, table stove and shelving. A sled, shovel, folding chair, fishing pole, ice auger, ice scoop, fish, thermos and boots accessorize the shanty.
NUTSHELL NEWS Jan 1996 (v.26#1) pg. 70

Smaller scales primer. An explanation and comparison of dollhouse miniatures scales with those of model railroading.
NUTSHELL NEWS Jan 1996 (v.26#1) pg. 76

Tip describes a method for simulating "nail heads" on miniature structures.
NUTSHELL NEWS Feb 1996 (v.26#2) pg. 73

Harmony House, a five-room shotgun house that is a 1/2" scale model of a real home in New Orleans, Louisiana. Part 1 describes using CorelDraw computer software to create wallpaper, paintings and other painted surfaces and designs. Also explains the installation of soft "museum" lighting.
NUTSHELL NEWS Apr 1996 (v.26#4) pg. 46

Harmony House. Part 2. The living room. Decorating details. Includes instructions for making a jabot and swag for window treatment and a marble top pedestal table with a base of jewelry findings.
NUTSHELL NEWS May 1996 (v.26#5) pg. 44

Harmony House. Part 3. The dining room. Includes instructions for adding gold leaf to furniture and for making swag drapery.
NUTSHELL NEWS Jun 1996 (v.26#6) pg. 50

Tip shows how to simulate lattice or screen around the bottom of a porch.
NUTSHELL NEWS Jun 1996 (v.26#6) pg. 73

Harmony House. Part 4. The bedroom. Includes instructions for bed covers for two beds, a four-poster with a curved canopy and a second four-poster with a flat top frame draped with net.
NUTSHELL NEWS Jul 1996 (v.26#7) pg. 48

Color it beautiful. Advice on painting a dollhouse in Victorian "Painted Lady" colors. Includes information on color combination decisions.
NUTSHELL NEWS Aug 1996 (v.26#8) pg. 16

Harmony House. Part 5. Using a color copier to create a faux-painted wall.
NUTSHELL NEWS Aug 1996 (v.26#8) pg. 52

Harmony House. Part 6. Creating trompe l'oeil accessories. Includes a tabletop vignette, "brass" accessories from jewelry findings, framed paintings, topiaries, pillows, garlands, etc.
NUTSHELL NEWS Sep 1996 (v.26#9) pg. 50

Reworking a doll house to improve its appearance. Discusses re-shingling, adding eave and gable trim boards, window replacement, adding shutters, repainting, a new front door and porch remodeling.
NUTSHELL NEWS Oct 1996 (v.26#10) pg. 20

Constructing a fragment of a building's wall. Techniques for creating aged brick, plaster, stone and wood to simulate a crumbling Italian garden wall and door.
NUTSHELL NEWS Oct 1996 (v.26#10) pg. 52

Dollhouses from scratch. A discussion of the shell assembly.
NUTSHELL NEWS Feb 1997 (v.27#2) pg. 18

Miniature awning, a traditional canvas style with scalloped edges.
NUTSHELL NEWS Apr 1997 (v.27#4) pg. 41

Bunny Cottage in 1/4" scale is Campground Carpenter Gothic, based on cottages found on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Back of cottage is left open for access to the interior.
NUTSHELL NEWS May 1997 (v.27#5) pg. 28, 61

Gravity, it's the law. Creating a visible means of support in miniatures. Advice on paying attention to constructions and architectural details to create the illusion of weight support.
NUTSHELL NEWS Aug 1997 (v.27#8) pg. 18

Architectural model moldings. How to fabricate intricate molding for a model Georgian house on the scale of 1"=1 ft. Includes an easy-to-assemble shaper table for use with a Dremel tool, fabricating one-bladed miniature shaper heads that are chucked in a drill press, and cutting rope moldings using a lathe.
SCALE WOODCRAFT #2 Summer 1985 pg. 26

How to make a lightweight model of a house before you build. Working from the blueprints, the entire house is built from corrugated board or mat board.
SUNSET Jul 1979 (v.163#1) pg. 112

Jig and technique for ripping miniature lumber on a full-size table saw.
WOOD MAGAZINE #141 Apr 2002 (v.19#3) pg. 39

Simple friction drive method for holding small turning blanks. Use of the device is illustrated on an assortment of small item. (1) Light pulls. (2) Gun barrel for a model naval cannon. (3) Tool handles. (4) Chess pieces. (5) Chimney pot for a model house.
WOODTURNING #48 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 21

Making model houses. Making scale models of houses is facilitated by taking several photographs which include a "ranging rod" to help determine the dimensions.
WOODWORKER #1038 May 1980 (v.84) pg. 284

Model of an ornate, mythical house (more Gormenghast than Ruskin) features a spiral staircase, gargoyles, brick tower, etc. Overall dimensions: 10"x10"x24" tall.
WOODWORKER Mar 1990 (v.94#3) pg. 270

Saint Vlad's. A wooden cathedral is loosely modeled after St.Basil's in Moscow's Red Square. Simple construction consists of a wooden box, with lid, and eleven cylinders of various sizes mounted on it. Made using a scroll saw and lathe.
WOODWORKER Dec 1995 (v.99#12) pg. 60

Classic Colonial-style dollhouse. Basic plywood shell is decorated with miniature architectural details (shingles, windows, railings, doors, shutters, etc.) that you purchase. Can be made as simple or elaborate as you desire. Overall dimensions: 43"x16"x29" tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1991 (v.15#6) pg. 48

Getting set up to make miniatures. Special skills, tools, and equipment to make dolls houses and other miniatures. Part 1. Timber preparation and useful jigs.
WOODWORKING TODAY #30 Apr 1992 pg. 52

Getting set up to make miniatures. Special skills, tools, and equipment to make dolls houses and other miniatures. Part 2. Router table, adjustable thicknesser, and a jig for making stairs.
WOODWORKING TODAY #31 May 1992 pg. 66

Getting set up to make miniatures. Special skills, tools, and equipment to make dolls houses and other miniatures. Part 3. Planning a dolls house and some construction techniques.
WOODWORKING TODAY #32 Jun 1992 pg. 58

Getting set up to make miniatures. Special skills, tools, and equipment to make dolls houses and other miniatures. Part 4. Making doors, windows, and finishing details.
WOODWORKING TODAY #33 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 56

How a 67-year-old man and his wife learned enough to build their own home by first building a scale model of the house and by getting some "on the job" training from a willing contractor.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1981 (v.37#1) pg. 50