Friday, December 29, 2017

A half inch scale dollhouse hutch

A half inch scale dollhouse hutch

This tiny Hoosier cabinet will add charm to your half inch scale kitchen. Test fit everything before you glue. The thickness of your matt board may be different than mine.

Matt board or thin wood
Wood glue
Craft knife
1/8” square wood
Cover stock paper
White, grey, and blue acrylic paint
Silver gel pen
Paint brush
Mod Podge
Gloss varnish

2 bottom sides 1 1/4” x 1”
Bottom front 2 1/4” x 1 1/4” 
Back 2 1/4” x 2 7/8” 
Base 2 1/8”  x 1” 
Counter top (cut 2) 2 1/8” x 1 3/16” 
Left top side 1/2” x 1 1/2”
Right top side 1/2” x 3/4”
Left front 5/8” x 1 1/2”
Right front Whatever width space is left over x 3/4” tall.
Base under right front may vary, so size to fit.
Top, size to fit.

1 Assemble bottom - back, sides, front, and base.

Glue 2 counter top pieces together and sand around the sides and front to smooth and round the edges.

Glue on the counter top to the bottom section. You want a lip around the sides and front. Front lip will be more because cabinets will go on the front.

Assemble the top - sides, front, top, and base.

Cut legs to 1/4” tall, sand and glue on the base.

Trim thin pieces of cover stock to cover the side edges on the top and bottom of the hutch.
Paint white. Paint with Mod Podge and once dry lightly sand. Paint white again.
(I use Mod Podge to help keep the white paint from soaking into the board. Less white coats are required this way. Be sure to brush on the Mod Podge smoothly with minimum streaks.)

Cut out all your cabinets and drawer fronts.
Bottom cabinet 2 1/4” x 2 1/16”
Drawer #1 3/4” x 3/16”
Drawer #2 3/4” x 1/4”
Drawer #3 3/4” x 9/16”
2  top left cabinets 3/4” x 5/8”
Top right double cabinet (one piece)1 5/16” x 5/8”

Trim out the cabinets with strips of card stock. Thiner on the tops and wider on the sides.

Glue on the cabinets and drawers.
Paint white. Paint with Mod Podge and once dry lightly sand. Paint white.
Paint around the edge of the counter with a color of your choice. Let dry smooth with light sanding.
Cover the counter with a gloss varnish.

Draw on tiny hinges and drawer handles with grey paint and a toothpick. I used a silver gel pen to add some depth on the metal bits with just a small dot.

All done!


  1. The cabinet is absolutely charming!

  2. So amazingly realistic!

  3. just seen the post it looks so real great job thank u for sharing it

  4. great job so realistic charming piece i will try to make to put in my doll house thank you