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.