I-Inspired Series IKEA: Expedit Inspired Bookcase 4X4, Modern Dollhouse Miniature Furniture

Project Update on the New Black & White Goodies, Part 1

Sorry for the lack of posts. It took longer than expected for the assembly, photography, and image editing for the first batch of furniture pieces I’ve been working on.

Warning, lots of photos ahead!

If you visit my Etsy shop often, you should recognize the Ikea inspired miniature Expedit 4×4 in black and white. I was pleased to find that the pieces were modeled correctly (in a 3d image editing software) so it was good to go. The bookcase is rather heavy for a miniature because it had required the most acrylic materials of all the pieces to assemble. I’m not sure what kind of demand there is for this particular piece in its current color scheme (or possibly other colors), but I’m a little concerned that the costs of the materials to make it may be prohibitive to some. I’ll likely make a 4×3 or 3×3 version so it can a bit more affordable.

XCurve Series: Small Dining Table Prototype, Modern Dollhouse Miniature Furniture

The above picture should also be fairly recognizable. It is a prototype of the XCurve Small Dining Table. As it is a prototype, I did not fully curve the X to save on costs. Once I had the physical table in my hands, I was able to make the proper fixes in the modeling program, and I am sort of close to the final design. Now, its just a matter of waiting for the next version to be made.

If you want to buy the prototype on the cheap, I’m selling the cleanest assembly of it on Etsy.  Unfortunately, it only includes the XCurve prototype table legs (SOLD) and not the acrylic top.

I-Inspired Series IKEA: Vika-esque Desk, Modern Dollhouse Miniature Furniture

This is my new pride and joy, the Ikea inspired Vika desk in black & white acrylic (which I’ve dubbed the Vika-esque). I had prototyped the plans in paper, then cardboard, then wood (with the scroll saw), and when it was sent it to the fabricator, it came back nearly perfect.

I-Inspired Series IKEA: Vika-esque Desk Legs, Modern Dollhouse Miniature Furniture

Some parts can be a bit tighter, but I am very pleased at how it turned out!

I chose black and white because these colors can work with most other colors. Is there another color you’d like to see this in?

Locke Series: Coffee Table X1 Prototype, Modern Dollhouse Miniature Furniture

Now for some other never before seen pieces…

I’m working on a modular series called the Locke Series where the pieces are multi-configurable and can be snapped (“locked”) on and off without use of adhesives.

Unfortunately, I had to use glue to attach everything without having it falling over. The prototypes certainly did not come out as well as I’d hoped so a lot more work will need to be put into tweaking the plans.

Locke Series: Coffee Table X1 Prototype, Modern Dollhouse Miniature Furniture

Oh by the way, with acrylic this shiny, it is kind of annoying to photograph. It confused the heck out of my camera’s auto-focus! Fortunately, the picture came out somewhat cool, doncha think?

Locke Series: Coffee Table X2 Prototype, Modern Dollhouse Miniature Furniture

This is another configuration of the Locke table. I had to glue this set together too… and I did a horrible job at it! Ugh. Now I’m not sure what the heck I can do with this piece.

So there you have it, my small update on the pieces so far. There are a few more original pieces still languishing in mid assembly/salvaging so I’ll save them for part two!

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14 Responses to Project Update on the New Black & White Goodies, Part 1

  1. Lyssa March 30, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

    Ohmigod! I LOVE it all! Stop being so awesome, you are breaking my already empty PP account! 😀

    I think something like that locking table would be perfect in white or black for my under wraps build…..

    That picture with all the reflecty wall design on the table is totally bada**! LOVE IT!!!

    • Ann March 31, 2011 at 10:24 am #

      Awww thanks darlin! You always know the right things to say 😉

  2. The Shopping Sherpa March 30, 2011 at 2:48 pm #

    Beautiful pieces and I particularly love the Locke idea.

    Nice rug, too! 😉

    • Ann March 31, 2011 at 10:26 am #

      Yeah, I’ve been kicking around the idea for something modular for a while. I’m hoping the pieces can convert to a dining table, work desk, and even a chair.

      And I love that rug! Did I ever thank you? I am horrible at following up.. but if I didn’t.. THANK YOU! It’s one of my favorite pieces!

  3. brae March 30, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    I need that litte red globe in my life…where might I procure said item? 😀 Your minis are so fab!

    • Ann March 31, 2011 at 10:28 am #

      The globe is not accurate by any means, but I do like it. I bought it off Ebay seller Poster.King: http://myworld.ebay.com/poster.king … He’s a HK seller and I’m not sure if he still has more. Good luck!

  4. Genevieveminiacollection March 31, 2011 at 12:44 am #

    Great work! I love them.
    Geneviève

    • Ann March 31, 2011 at 10:28 am #

      Thank you Geneviève!

  5. Snowfern March 31, 2011 at 5:17 am #

    holy awesomest batman! those are amazing!!! i think you can probably try and buff off the acrylic ‘glue’ with a buffing wheel? definitely not an issue, those tables are making it on my shopping list, right now pp is empty but i’m working hard to fill it up XD

    LOVE your latest works!

    • Ann March 31, 2011 at 10:31 am #

      Aw thank you! I’m sure I can, but then I’d have to go buy one LOL. I’ll look into it. Hopefully my dad has one I can pilfer, err, borrow. Thank you for the compliments!

      • Lyssa April 1, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

        Maybe you have a buff wheel attachment for your dremel? 🙂

      • Ann April 8, 2011 at 6:10 pm #

        I don’t have a dremel 🙁 I have a black and decker rotary tool that broke *grumbles*

  6. Anabel, weird amiga April 8, 2011 at 11:59 am #

    Tiny furniture with Ikea references!

    This makes me happy x2:
    1. I’ve been scouring Ikea –to the point of saturation– for stuff with which to populate my new apartment, and because…
    2. Well, tiny furniture!!!

    • Ann April 8, 2011 at 6:09 pm #

      Lol thanks Anabel, I’m glad you like them 😉

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