This is what I did today for entertainment. I made tables. They don't have the final finish on them yet but I had to play to see where they are going to go in the bookshop. They sure look dull without the finish,but I had to try them out.
These are a much better size than the ones that I made a couple of weeks ago.
I used Victorian gingerbread trim for the skirts on them. I have never done that before. I put a strip of double bead 1/16" molding over that. I usually just use baseboard or one of the plainer trims. It's kind of fun for a change.
I probably could sit in center front since it wouldn't block much of the view. That's why I didn't want to use the usual counter. Here it kind of blocks the stairs and the way to the bookshelf behind. I tried it about where the larger front table is in the first photo. I think that the clerk could stand with his/her back to us when waiting on a customer. The basket under the table would be a place to put bags for purchases.
I am more or less thinking out loud today. I'm trying to decide if I need a couple more tables(I do) and what other furniture I will need. I am thinking a couple of chairs and a few more bookcases. I have a slant top shaker type desk that I think will go well in the bay above the front door.
I like the size of this little table. It could be used either in front of the bay or in the corner. That's where I intend to put the refreshments tho, so I really need a larger piece there.
I move things around a lot when trying to figure out where things will go and as you can see, I do it way before things are even close to being done on the building itself. I never follow directions or rules. Sometimes(elevator)that gets me into trouble, but I always manage to find my way out. I always keep that string tied around my big toe and around the doorknob.......Speaking of which, I am going to need it again soon. I almost can't get into my workroom. I don't know if you noticed, but I am working on the family room table.......
I need to go put some finish on the tables and the bookcase now. In case you haven't figured it out, this is one of my least favorite parts of minis. Varnish, sand, varnish, sand, varnish, sand.....And so it goes. See you tomorrow.