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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Past classes number two....Amish Armoire. 

This piece I started with the knobs 

These are the pegs that hold the drawers close.

The sides with rabbit and dado joints machined 

Carcass is starting to come together for the prototype.  

The pieces for the bottom of the Armoire 

Case pieces fitted.

And glued up

The door pieces cut machined and fitted.

 tongue and groove   1/16th material 

Door fitted to the opening.

A peek at the rack in the top of the Armoire.  

Top being glued on.

My fancy glue clamps these work like a charm.

Carcass with all the trim except the knob for the door. 

A look at the locking system for the drawers.

Drilling the coat rack for the pegs.

All the little parts lined up assembly line fashion. 

Painting and antiquing 

Distressing the piece before applying the antiquing. 

Antiquing applied. 

Finished piece .

Another  successful  mini fun day .

 The hardest part of this class was trying to explain how to cut the miter joints to install the cove molding . But it all went without a hitch .

Thank you for your time. 



  1. A beautiful piece and I love how the drawers locks.

    1. Thank you Elga I try to find pieces that the advanced and the not so advanced can work on together.

      The Red Pie safe (class) in my pictures has 108 individual parts and was done at the National Kidney Foundations miniature show in New Orleans.

  2. Thank you for sharing and thank you for your blog : I am sure I will learn a lot !

    1. Your welcome Marie.

      I have a lot to share and hopefully learn since i am the only one that i know that builds from scratch here

  3. Another great post Mario, and by the looks a great day too!

  4. Dio mio, quanto lavoro! Che dolore se un magnifico armadio come questo finisce sotto i piedi!!! Che invidia. Mi piacerebbe essere in un club delle miniature come questo e averti come maestro. Dalle mie parti a stento esistono le miniature, figurarsi una scuola!!! A proposito, da quale parte dell'Italia venivano i tuoi nonni?

    1. I really don't know what part off hand . But i can find out from my dad.

  5. I love your blog and I'm sure I'll learn a lot, please keep posting, you have a lot to teach us less accomplished miniaturists, who live all around the globe!

    1. Thank you I'm planing to be around for awhile and have a lot to share...


  6. Love your blog and thank you for beautifully detailed pictures. Interesting to see the progress. Mini hugs, Natalia