I mentioned in my last post that I would do a review of one of the kits I bought at the Dallas Miniature show. I chose to do The Romantic Country Style Cabinet as it looked to be the least complicated of the three I purchased.
I also bought the buffet and the kitchen sink kits as well.
When I first opened the kit and saw the components I felt a bit overwhelmed. (Normal reaction for me) The kits are made of laser cut Masonite/hardboard. Can I just say, I love the wood aroma from laser cut kits....that might be a bit of an over share, but hey it is the little things in life that make me
There some things you have to get used to when doing one of these kits.
- The directions are in German and English. They take a little bit to get used to, and have a few of those funny translation variations that are humorous. They have very good pictures, but not every picture has English translations.
- The kit comes with a piece of sand paper that you super glue to matching piece of hardboard
That yellow piece is the sandpaper
- The kit comes with extra pieces that are used as assembly tools. I did not need these to help square up the pieces, but it is a nice touch.4. There are also other assembly tools that help to line up pieces that are glued atop of each other, but are graduated sizes . This gives the kit a faux routered or beveled edge. Those pieces had me dumbfound until I looked and read the instructions better. They are not on the directions pictured above, but rather included in the general directions below. I may have tried to glue these😕. I missed the little picture of the glue bottle with a X over it. The alignment tools took away my worries about the door being out of square.
The pieces fit together like a dream. They have tiny tabs and holes that line up perfectly
Look at how nice it fits together.The kits has a nice amount of detail due to these tiny trim pieces. These pieces go around the window and the bottom of door.I bought a jar of green paint that they had offered at their table. I believe it is chalk paint not craft acrylic paint. It is water clean up, but has a different odor than good old craft paint.
I am very pleased with this kit. I was able to hinge the door which usually does not do well for me. It is sturdy and might even be a little large for scale, but I have no idea what size a romantic country style cabinet should be. I am guessing an armoire would be the same scale.Here it is a pictured in a small dollhouse room with some other furniture and a ruler. I think it could be a lovely linen closet someday?A little brown wax accent, and this will be a lovely, shabby chic, French country piece.P.S. Hardware not included, I had to improvise.
Here is a link to their etsy and home sites.