Back in college, I spied the Noguchi table in one of those trendy furniture design stores in Miami. It was front and center in the window and it stopped me in my tracks. My broke college self could not afford the $1k+ price tag (I still can’t!), so I moved on, but I never forgot that table. Whenever I saw the Noguchi table in movies, shows, commercials, or magazine, I’d always exclaim, “I know that table!” It was the piece of furniture that clued me into modern furniture design and architecture.
It was also the piece of furniture that clued me into the modern design in miniature as well! I distinctly remember the sequence of events. A few weeks after starting my blog here, I was poking around other mini blogs and found this post by Altera. I saw the Noguchi Table and exclaimed to myself “I know that table!” Then I clicked around her blog, found Mini Modern’s blog, Call Small’s blog, and an article all about Modern Minis in the NYTimes and, well, you know the rest!
When I first started drafting up mini furniture plans to make with my scroll saw, the very first piece was the Noguchi table. I did not make it right away because I didn’t have any plexiglas… and then got carried away making the Circle Table Set and RC Bookcase, resin casting, and now scratch building the Nyne House.
I found the Noguchi Table plans while sifting through my PC’s files and decided to make it presentable and share it with everyone.
So if you are feeling like doing it yourself and you have a scroll saw ready, feel free to download the Noguchi Table Dollhouse Furniture Scroll Saw Pattern! (Right click and choose “Save As” if you want a copy for yourself)
Some printers automatically scale the printouts to fit the area, so make sure you select “None” or 100% for the print scale. If you want to make it halfscale, you can set the print scale to 50%. Instructions are included in the PDF, but it’s still assuming that you have experience using a scroll saw and scroll saw patterns before. If you would like more information on what a scroll saw is and how to use it, check out Steve Good’s videos.
I plan on posting more dollhouse furniture scroll saw plans in the future, so stay tuned.
Also, if you would like to give me some link love, please do not direct link to the plans, but link to this post instead. Enjoy!
Some small print: the Noguchi Table scroll saw pattern is free for personal use only (please don’t sell the pattern, the design doesn’t even belong to me), but whatever you create from the plans is up for you to keep/sell/giveaway.
Fabulous and brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂
You are very welcomed!
Hi, I have also loved that table from the first time I saw it, and even though I work in the 1:16 scale, I bought one 1:12 scale Noguchi table when I found it in a doll’s house store in New York, just so I could have it on display, and to perhaps one day use it for measuring an 1:16 scale copy. But I don’t have a scroll saw 🙁
I love your selfmade furniture, you’re truly a skilled handywoman!
If you do ever get a scroll saw… let me know, I can scale it to 1:16 for you! And thank you for the compliment Helene!
Oooooohhh! That would look fabulous in my artsy fartsy modern Washington whenever I get around to it. I wonder if FIL has a scroll saw in the garage….. Yay! Thanks for putting this up Ann, you are such a doll!
I’m dying to see this Washington… hurrrrrry up!
I will get there eventually. A lottery win, magic clock and more space would definitely help. Wonder if Santa can take care of any of those things?
I think I will end up working on two at a time.
Hi I love your Noguchi Table!! I was wondering if you have the scroll pattern in the 1;16 scale or if you know where I could find it. Thankyou so much!
Hi Kerry, I was going to create a 1:6 scroll saw pattern from the files and link it there, but unfortunately can not find the original anywhere. I may have deleted them! eek!
But luckily there is a very easy work-around. You can do what I do when I want to enlargen (or shrink) the scroll saw patterns. I just bring it to a photocopy machine and set it to copy at 200% (for 2? scale). I also know that certain home printers will allow you to print the PDF at 200% as well. After that, it is a matter of cutting out the pattern and taping it together as needed. As for the material thickness, it can simply be doubled as the pattern does not have any interlocking pieces.
I know it’s a bit of extra work but I hope it helps!