Custom Room Boxes

 

Find pictures of the room boxes I've built, and the ones I'm currently working on. I hope this page will feed your dreams and inspirations, as much as other miniature artists' works have inspired me to create. I continually strive to build my miniaturist skills to make each project more beautiful and realistic than the last.

 

If you are interested in having me build a custom miniature room box for you Contact me at mail@thumbwick.com for more information. Read this document for more information.

French Provincial

I recently finished a commissioned custom room box build. It is a large French Provincial/Chateau style box to house my client's beautiful collection of antique dollhouse bedroom furniture and dolls. I used my miniaturist skills to create plaster detail on the walls and ceiling. She chose light creamy colors with gold gilding and hints of green which I worked into the project. I also handmade an LED battery powered 3-arm chandelier and two wall sconces for the room. It has wood plank flooring with a walnut stain, faux french doors, tall windows and an ornate fireplace. My customer has given me permission to also post some pictures of her completed room box with her own furnishings. I hope you enjoy the pictures!

Vintage Kitchen

This is my first room box. I made it as a Christmas gift for my mother-in-law, who has a huge rolling-pin collection in her kitchen. I made the 1940s style table from scratch, with balsa wood and wire. The top and sides are painted with acrylic paint and several layers of glaze to give it a formica look. I folded a strip of aluminum from a baking pan to create the metal edge. I used wire from a metal coat-hanger to create the legs, and glued them in place with E6000 glue. Then I created a matching stool, which I wish would have turned out a bit better. There is room for improvement on the stool.

A Visit to Thumbwick Toy Shop

This is a slideshow of the Toy Shop which I made and the items inside. The shell was a pre-made box which I painted and decorated. The dolls are also factory-made, except for the hat the girl is wearing, which I made from scratch. I turned a 10-light LED string into five overhead shop lights by doubling the string over and glueing them to silver-painted discs.

Fibre Yarn Shop

This is a room box I made for my friend to celebrate opening her new yarn store in Neenah, Wisconsin, called Fibre. She sells the most beautiful indie yarn and knitting, crochetting and weaving accessories.